An estate as estates were intended; that describes Beeckestijn in Velsen-Zuid. When walking through the gardens, you’ll experience an oasis of tranquillity. You’d almost forget you’re really in the middle of the busy Randstad.
Just like other estates in the area, Beeckestijn estate was built as a summer residence for the Amsterdam regents. This allowed them to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of nature. Nowadays, the estate offers all kinds of activities: walking through beautiful style gardens, visiting the monumental house or having coffee in the restaurant. Be sure to check out the ‘border of the future’, behind the snake wall at the northern coach house.
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A notable feature of this 18th-century estate are the gardens, where two styles have been used next to each other: the geometric, clean-lined French baroque style and the English landscape style.
|Address:||Rijksweg 134, Velsen-Zuid|
|Open:||Thursday through Sunday from 11.00 to 16.00 (exhibit in the main building)|
€ 4 (adults)
€ 2 (12 to 18 years old)
free (up to 12 years old)