The Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren, dating from the middle ages, is situated on a country-park that dates back mainly to the 19th century. The park, after a design partly of G.A. Blum and  L.P. Roodbaard, is laid out in English landscape-style. In this, remains of the previous formal baroque outlay have been saved, like the characteristic middle axis.
On the front terrain stands the 'schathuis' in which is now established a restaurant. On the opposite site stands the coach-house. Behind the coach-house stands the orangerie where tropical plants survive in winter. The borg was founded in the middle ages as stone-house and developed till an impressive building with influential inhabitants The last nobles, the family Thomassen Thuessink van der Hoop van Slochteren, sold the borg in 1972 to the Gerrit van Houten Foundation. After restoration the Fraeylemaborg became a museum. In addition to being style-rooms, rooms are also used for exhibitions. The Large Hall is used for concerts and receptions, while the Small Hall is in use as wedding-hall.
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Last changed 25-01-2016