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Huis Doorn, Doorn

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Huis Doorn (Dutch pronunciation: [ɦœyz doːrn]; English: Doorn Manor) is a manor house and national museum in the town of Doorn in the Netherlands. The residence is appointed with early 20th century interior from the time when former German Emperor Wilhelm II resided (1919–1941).

Huis Doorn was first built in the 9th century. It was rebuilt in the 14th century, after it was destroyed. It was again rebuilt in the 19th century to its present-day form. The gardens were also created in the 19th century. After World War I, Wilhelm II bought the house, where he lived in exile from 1920 until his death in 1941. He is buried in a coffin within a mausoleum in the gardens. After the German occupation in World War II, the house was seized by the Dutch government as hostile property.

Huis Doorn is now a national museum and a national heritage site. The interior of the house has not been changed since Wilhelm II died. Every year in June, German monarchists come to Doorn to pay their respects to the emperor. In 2012, the museum had 25,000 visitors.

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  • With restricted opening hours and the pavillion closed at certain days you are well-advised to plan your trip. Book a ticket in advance. The tour takes you through various rooms on a audio tour...  more »
  • Huis Doorn is most famous for the fact that after the first world war it became the refuge for the overthrown German Emperor. He spend his final days there choping wood. It really is nice to see..  more »
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  • Nice location with a nice rose garden. There is a restaurant here where you can sit and have something to eat while looking out over the grassy area and the main building. We were here during an event featuring historic events, which made it even more special. I can absolutely recommend going here, especially if the weather is good.
  • sat outside at the resturant great view and gardens. manor house of german emperor wilhem II interesting history
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