Trompenburgh Country Estate - 's-Graveland
Landhouse Trompenburgh is one of the top 100 most important monuments in the Netherlands. The country estate is named after the 17th century admiral Maarten Tromp, who is considered one of the most famous sailors of the Golden Age.
Trompenburgh is shaped like a ship and is also situated in the middle of the water as such. Tromp was able to see his guests approaching, because the roof of the house was decorated like a ship's deck with a lookout. From here he could see the Gooi, the former Zuiderzee and, in fine weather, even Amsterdam. A line of sight runs through the house from front to back, making the building a beautiful ensemble with the garden.