After visiting the wonderful Apenheul and spending a night in the Bilderberg Hotel “De Keizerskroon” with views of the Loo Palace and excellent food in their restaurant (which is aptly named King Street after the street the hotel is located in). The weekend continued with a visit of the Veluwe National Park, it’s famous Kröller Müller museum & a nice bicycle ride on the famous white bikes provided for free in the national park.
The Kröller-Müller Museum is the lifework of Helene Kröller-Müller. Between 1907 and 1922, she and her husband Anton Kröller bought almost 11,500 works of art, thereby accumulating one of the largest private collections of the twentieth century. The Kröller-Müller Museum first opened its doors on 13 July 1938. It was designed by the Belgian architect Henry van de Velde.
The museum boasts almost 90 paintings and more than 180 drawings, making it the second largest collection of Van Gogh’s in the world. In addition, the museum is home to top works by modern masters including Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan.
The museum is set in one of Europe’s largest sculpture gardens. An outdoor gallery covering 25 hectares, in which modern sculptures blend into the natural background. The garden serves as a backdrop for more than 160 sculptures by prominent artists, from Auguste Rodin to Henry Moore, and from Jean Dubuffet to Joep van Lieshout.