The historical facts
The fact is that in 1912 the Count of Limburg-Stirum founded the estate like it still exists: a villa with outbuildings and a landscaped garden in English style. When the Count became the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, new residents passed along in the 30s and 40s. After WWII, the estate was purchased by the Dutch National Trust, which primarily wanted to preserve the 2700 hectares of surrounding woodland. In 1947, the Van der Werf family took possession of Het Roode Koper with the idea of sharing this special spot with others by designating it as a hotel. The Sörensen family now is family's third generation that welcomes guests at the estate.