Country estate Beeckestijn
Beeckestijn is a country estate of great allure. It is one of the few fully preserved large country estates in Kennemerland. Come and enjoy the house and the gardens. There is also plenty to discover for children with our coloring page.
Unique in the Netherlands
Come by and walk through the main house with its special period rooms. If you are with a larger group, you can also book a group tour.
Follow in the footsteps of the inhabitants of yesteryear and let yourself be guided along the highlights of the cultural history of this special country estate, such as the snake walls with slate fruit and the flower fan. The garden has various styles: unique in the Netherlands.
Also view the exhibition "Bypassed! Buitenplaats Beeckestijn and the arrival of the North Sea Canal" and discover how the country estate almost disappeared into the North Sea Canal.
Layer on layer
In order to escape the city in the summer months, wealthy Amsterdam merchants invested in luxurious country houses with park-like gardens. Buitenplaats Beeckestijn originated from a 17th-century homestead. Since that time, Beeckestijn has undergone at least six renovations to eventually become this country residence with beautiful gardens. Remains of these predecessors are still hidden in the house, such as wall work and beams.
Do you walk a route through the different rooms of the house? Each room has its own color and atmosphere. There are seats, benches and windowsills everywhere to sit down and enjoy beautiful details such as the bird wallpaper, the special stucco or the sockets that are sometimes artfully concealed. Sit down at the table in the cozy historic kitchen, and from there walk through the glass doors into the special gardens.
One of the most important historical gardens in our country
The gardens and park of Beeckestijn, designed in close connection with the house, are also of great cultural-historical importance. At Beeckestijn you can find six style forms, from a geometric construction that originally dates from the 17th century to an early landscape construction from the second half of the 18th century.
Together they form one of the most important historical gardens in our country. Owner Jacob Boreel in particular left his mark on the gardens of the estate at the end of the 18th century. Take the time to walk in the park and occasionally sit on one of the many benches, which are often placed in such a way that you have a special view.
A special entry
White and gray tones predominate in the main hall as you enter. You can see beautiful stucco and precious marble. But you may also immediately see the hall that leads to the back of the house and the path outside. This so-called view axis connects the entrance, the hall and the garden behind it and thus provides a connection between the gardens and the house.
Sculptor-stucco worker Ignatius van Logteren designed the stucco. He was one of the most sought-after decorative artists in Holland in the first half of the 18th century. The marble on the floor is laid 'like an open book'.
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:0 - 16:00
During opening hours, please call 06-82066225, for questions about the museum house.
Visitors aged 12 – 18 years €5
Students € 5
Visitors aged under 12 free
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Country estate Beeckestijn - Rijksweg 134 - 1981 LD Velsen-Zuid
This museum house works with time-slots. Please reserve a time slot
Country estate Beeckestijn is not accessible for visitors in a wheelchair. A disabled toilet is available.