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Dordwijk country estate

  • Construction year: 1630 - 1635
  • Style of construction: English landscape style
  • Architect: Jan David Zocher jr.
  • Original function: Country house

The historic Dordwijk estate was created around 1635 as a country estate for wealthy city dwellers who wanted to escape the city. Only the castle farm, right next to the entrance, still reminds us of these early years. The estate was transformed into a park in the English landscape style by landscape architect and garden architect Jan David Zocher Jr. in the mid-19th century. The result was a beautiful landscape park with meandering ponds and paths, associated planting, a deer pasture, special bridges, groups of trees and trees.

Also in that period, among others, Huize Dordwijk (1855) and the Oranjerie (1861) were built. Both in eclectic style, whereby huize Dordwijk also has influences of the chalet style. This also applies to Villa Sorghvliet, which was added to the park in 1892. The gardener's house and several barns complete the picture and form a balanced whole with the rest of the park. Of the many estates on the island of Dordrecht, Landgoed Dordwijk is the only one that has been preserved in such a pristine condition.

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