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Historic country estate owners join forces

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

AMERONGEN The proprietors of 109 historic country estates in the Netherlands, all predating 1850, have formed an organization to represent their common interests. Such estates include both the buildings and parks or gardens, which at minimum must cover one hectare or about 2.5 acres and have been completed by 1850. There are about 300 such estates in the Netherlands, mostly owned by foundations or other legal entities in which the original proprietors often remain involved. Most of the estates remain largely in their original design and as such represent historical heritage value which the new group seeks to perpetuate.