A peaceful haven of country life
Dekema State can be found a few miles north of Leeuwarden. Its origins date back to the 15th century. The moated house and its surrouding gardens have been lovingly restored and were opened to the public in 2001. The house contains a portrait gallery, antique furniture and precious heirlooms passed down from earlier generations. It now shows the lifestyle of the Friesian landed gentry in the 1930s.
The visitor to Dekemastate will be issued with a guidebook in English that gives a description and information of each room. With this in hand he or she can make an individual round tour of the building and its surrounding gardens. Groups that have booked in advance will be shown round by experienced volunteer guides,provided any English-speaking guides are available on that particular date.