Located in Uithuizen, in the province of Groningen, the moated castle was originally built in the 14th century, but was rigorously transformed in the early 1700s. Director-curator Ida Stamhuis says: “The Alberdas made the house completely symmetrical. They constructed a new front with a central main entrance, added impressive carved, oak chimney-pieces and bought two luxurious baroque beds with Chinese silk draping. The chimney-pieces all remain, as well as one of the beds.”