"Het Huis te Echten - Not the origional building." Hoogeveen Off The Beaten Path Tip by Jerelis

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  The stable house in the early morning sun.
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  • The stable house in the early morning sun. - Hoogeveen
      The stable house in the early morning sun.
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  • A useful guide about Het Huis te Echten. - Hoogeveen
      A useful guide about Het Huis te Echten.
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At Het Huis te Echten over 600 years the "Heeren" (gentlemen) van Echten ruled the area with their own laws, jurisdiction and government. They had a huge influence at the development of the provincie of Drenthe and the reclamation of Hoogeveen in particular.

About 8 centuries ago there was some talk about a house with the name "Huize Echten". This old house wasn't exactly at the same spot, but a bit closer to the little river Oude Diepje, which is connected with the current moat. Huize Echten was completely destroyed in 1230 by the army of the Bishop of Utrecht that passed the southern part of the provincie of Drenthe and destroyed the entire area by arsonning and plundering.

A new house was built in the 14th or 15th century right where Het Huis te Echten is located today. A beautiful building with a chapel and stable house.

Address:
Zuidwolderweg 3-5, 7932 PN Echten.

Directions:
Located at the eastern part of the village. Right behind the pigeon house.

Phone: 0031 528 251332

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 20, 2006
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