Rustenburg farm

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Boerderij Rustenburg
Lekdijk 15
4121 KG Everdingen
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The Lek Dike was constructed in the course of the 11th Century. Initially, the dike consists of separate parts, but after the 5 Lords in the area decided in the year 1284 to jointly focus on dike maintenance and water management, the dike was closed together.

After this, various farmers, farmhands and craftsmen settled on the dike. Houses and farms were bu…

The Lek Dike was constructed in the course of the 11th Century. Initially, the dike consists of separate parts, but after the 5 Lords in the area decided in the year 1284 to jointly focus on dike maintenance and water management, the dike was closed together.

After this, various farmers, farmhands and craftsmen settled on the dike. Houses and farms were built on the inside of the dike. The extensive development ribbon with a number of old farms is still clearly visible today. One of these farms is Rustenburg near Everdingen. The name of this farm is carved above the entrance. The building is a fine example of a cross-house (‘dwarshuis’) farm or stool house (‘kruikhuis’) farm, in which the living area was built across the working area. The front house (the living area of ​​the farm) was probably built in the 16th or early 17th Century. The farm was extensively renovated and dated in the year 1782. The walls were raised to allow the attic to also be used as a floor and a new stable was constructed.

Further reading: Lek dikeEverdingen village centreEssensteyn farm.

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