Kröller-Müller Museum

The Beeldentuin ("Scultpure Park").

The Beeldentuin ("Sculpture Park").

After nearly one month in the US and Canada, ending in one gloriously sunny week in California, I had fully braced myself for a return to a cold, cranky, wet, wintry Holland. Instead, nature threw a curve-ball and I found myself in the full swing of the summer.  The Dutch “Summer” that failed to appear in July and August had been randomly displaced by Mother Nature to late September.

So I seized the opportunity to visit the Kröller-Müller Museum in De Hoge Veluwe National Park. I didn’t even realize Holland had national parks (in such a small country, where do they have room for them?), but indeed it does, and De Hoge Veluwe is the largest nature reserve (13,600 acres).

Make like a sculpture.

Make like a sculpture.

 

Inside this peaceful expanse of woodland, marshland, and heath is the Kröller-Müller Museum, an indoor and outdoor collection of modern art and sculpture. Eight euros will gain you entry to the Beeldentuin (“Sculpture Park”).

The sculpture garden has to be one of the most underrated activities in Holland. While the sculptures themselves are not amazing, the setting of the national park is gorgeous, and it’s a very agreeable place to spend the day. Another Dutch gem unearthed!

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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3 Responses to Kröller-Müller Museum

  1. Did you get a chance to ride the free white bikes there?

  2. What the Dutch says:

    No, the bus took us to the entrance of the museum, and it was only when we left that we realized those bikes were free. What a brilliant arrangement!

    P.S. Your pie looks superb.

  3. Pingback: Bike, Bus, Train, Plane, Aeroplane « What the Dutch

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