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History

Upon entering the historical premises of De Jufferen Lunsingh you will feel as though you have stepped back in time. It takes little effort to imagine how the people of an earlier age lived and worked here. You can almost see the ladies sitting in the window seats with their embroidery and catch the scent of sausage hanging above the hearth to dry.

1700 - Five unmarried sisters

From 1724 to 1780 the original house – the portion that now includes the Cognac Room and the kitchen – was home to the five unmarried Lunsingh sisters. A wrought-iron wall anchor in one of the guest rooms harks back to that time. When Henrica died in 1780, ownership passed to the children of the sole married sister, Annegien.

1800 - The mayor

During the early nineteenth century the farm came into the possession of the well-to-do notary and mayor Johannes Tonckens. He built a large entrance hall in front of the existing home.

1900 - The White House

The large barn and the English-style manor house were added at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is the latter addition that explains why many have long referred to the property as the White House.

2000 - De Jufferen Lunsingh

In 1999 Wyncko Tonckens, who was raised on the farm adjacent to the White House, purchased the property. He and his wife Ellen Drenth restored the historical home to its original glory to create what is today the manor house, hotel and restaurant De Jufferen Lunsingh.
Many appealing details from the various periods have been retained. Enchanting elements include the fireplaces, window seats, wooden beams and floors, old cabinets and the large hearth with meat-smoking hooks.

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