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Branch Office De Utrecht Amsterdam
Branch Office De Utrecht Leeuwarden
Branch Office De Utrecht Utrecht
In the early years of the 20th century De Utrecht, a life insurance company, commissioned several new buildings from the young architects J.F. Staal and A.J. Kropholler (see also the branch office in Leeuwarden). In 1899 the company bought a country estate near Esbeek as an investment. A forestry post, a holiday camp for employees and a refreshment pavilion for ramblers and cyclists were built there later. The main attention-grabber is the forester's house with its fire lookout tower, a zinc-clad timber structure sitting atop the brick house with its stone accents.