You might have heard people say something like: “If you go to the Netherlands, you must visit the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam!” But do you know where the second largest collection of Van Gogh paintings is? The answer lies in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, in a museum called Kröller-Müller. When you look at this museum’s collection you will understand why this place is definitely at must-see! Don’t believe us? Perhaps this article by travel website Lonely Planet persuades you to visit the museum!
The Kröller-Müller Museum is a national art museum and sculpture garden. It is founded by art collector Helene Kröller-Müller 1938. Not only does the museum have the largest private collection of Van Gogh artworks, the museum is also home to works of other top artists. You can see De Stijl artists Mondriaan and Rietveld in their collection. The Rietveld sculptures even have their own pavilion! Other must see works include paintings of Monet, Picasso and Seurat. Therefore, the Kröller-Müller Museum is not only a must-see for classic masterworks, but also for more modern pieces.
The museum is set in one of Europe’s largest sculpture gardens. The outdoor gallery covers 25 hectares! The garden shows the Kröller-Müller Museum truly knows how to combine nature and art into one scenery. Walk around in the sculpture gardens, cool off in the shade of one of the park’s many trees or relax near the pond. It’s all up to you!
If you can’t wait to see one of the best art collections in the Netherlands, join our Art and Architecture tour! However, if this tour is not what you are looking for, we can tailor a tour to your needs. Whether you would like a custom made tour including the Kröller-Müller museum, Hoge Veluwe National Park, or both, simply contact us!