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Le Gooi

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Le Gooi
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The region of Gooi, which reaches right to the doorstep of Amsterdam, has been a wealthy suburb of this powerful merchant city since the Golden Age. Anyone who was anyone had to own a country home here, called lusthuizen or speelhuizen (leisure home). The most exclusive districts are along the Amstel and the Vecht, between Muiden and Utrecht, and around 's-Graveland, comprising a sort of middle-class Arcadia of country homes and estates.