Situated in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands is the Kröller-Müller Museum. This unique museum features an outdoor sculpture garden and a collection of fine art. The museum was founded by Helene Kröller-Müller in 1938. Helene was an avid art collector and donated her entire collection to the Netherlands in 1935.
In 1961, the sculpture garden was added. A new art exhibition wing was also added in 1977. In addition to its art collection, the outdoor museum also plays host to a variety of concerts and workshops throughout the year. Today, the museum receives approximately 300,000 visitors each year and is the 10th most popular museum in the Netherlands.
The museum features an extensive collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, Fernand Leger, George Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondriaan and more. The sculpture garden features unique works of art that depict the development of sculpture from the 19th century until present. This garden encompasses 25 hectares and features works from Jean Dubuffet, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin and more. The garden is open all throughout the year and changes its appearance with each season.
The museum offers guests a variety of ways to explore its collection. From guided tours to podcasters and a routemaker, you can choose to explore the museum in your own way and learn details about every piece along the way.
The museum is very bike-friendly, with plenty of free white bikes available onsite. Guests can also chose to bring their own. Bikes can be found at one of the three entrances to the park. A self-service restaurant, Monsieur Jacques, is available to guests and serves tea, coffee, salads, sandwiches, soups and more throughout the day.
The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10AM until 5PM, including public holidays. The sculpture garden closes at 4:30PM. The museum remains closed on Mondays and the 1st of January.
Admission prices are subject to change each year, so be sure to visit the Kröller-Müller website for the latest information on ticket prices. A 10 percent discount is available for groups of 20 or more.
Please note that any touching of the artwork on display is strictly prohibited. All backpacks, umbrellas and large bags must be checked in the cloakroom to prevent any damage to the artwork. Photos can be taken, but they must be done so without a flash or a tripod. Eating and drinking is not allowed outside of the museum restaurant and smoking is prohibited as well.
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