Welcome in Museum Havezate Mensinge
“Havezate Mensinge” in Roden is the most authentically furnished historic manor house in the north of the Netherlands. The age of the building, the rich, original and therefore unique, inventory and the many historic events that shaped this region, make this an exceptionally interesting museum to visit. The word “havezate” means something like “fortified residence for a knight” and can be compared to a minor castle.
Mensinge Manor is beautifully situated on the edge of the forest, not far from Groningen, Assen and Drachten. At Mensinge history comes alive. Whoever visits the museum discovers a historic experience: here one can learn how the inhabitants of such buildings lived their lives through the ages.
Throughout the house family portraits of the inhabitants can be found. In addition there are dozens of paintings and watercolours by Coenraad Kymmell, the son of one of the owners who was an artist. He painted and drew the most attractive spots in the surrounding area.
Take a walk on the Mensinge Estate
Having visited the manor house, there are several beautiful walks to be made through the Mensinge Woods, which originally were planted with a commercial purpose. In close cooperation with the State Forestry Departmanet two beautiful routes were laid out, one of which includes Roden’s cultural heritage.
Where to eat and sleep
Visiting a museum and walking through the woods can make you hungry….. Next to the Manor house is located “Cuisinerie Mensinge”, excellent for lunch, dinner or a special B&B.
Planning your visit
Museum “Havezate Mensinge” is open from 1 March till 27 December 2022, from 12 o’clock till 16.30, every day of the week except Mondays. Parking at walking distance.
Entrance fee: €7,50 per adult, children up to the age of 18 are free of charge.