The Kröller-Müller Museum is one of the attractions in the Netherlands. With its wide variety of exhibits and activities, it truly has something for everyone.
This Dutch museum includes both a museum and a sculpture garden. Located in Otterlo in the Netherlands, it actually sits within the Hoge Veluwe National Park
. One of the country's most popular tourist attractions, it hosts hundreds of thousands or visitors each year.
First-time visitors enjoy learning about the history of the museum. Founded by Helene Kröller-Müller, an art collector, it opened its doors in 1938. Mrs. Kröller-Müller was fascinated with the works of Vincent van Gogh. With her husband Anton, she Collected almost 11,500 pieces of art between 1907 and 1922, representing one of the largest 20th century art collections. In 1935, she decided to donate her entire collection to the Netherlands. Three years later, the museum, designed by a Belgian architect named Henry van de Velde, opened. The sculpture garden was added in 1961.
Visitors will want to explore the Hoge Veluwe National Park as a great family expedition. Covering more than 13,500 acres, it's an intriguing mix of woodlands, grasslands, heath, and shifting sands. Or riding one of the 1,800 free White Bicycles or exploring on foot, visitors came through the park, which is home to wild boars, deer, and mouflon, before visiting the museum. The price of a Park ticket includes admission to the world's first underground museum.
The Kröller-Müller Museum is best suited for children who are at least 4 years old. The staff offers detective games for youngsters at no charge at the museum and the sculpture garden. Two toddler books are available in the museum shop. A visit to this Dutch museum means an opportunity to take a look at the Van Gogh collection that is the second largest in the world. On display are nearly 90 paintings and more than 180 drawings. It is also modern artists like Monet, Seurat, Picasso, and Mondrian.
Families want to enjoy the outdoor experience of the sculpture garden. At more than 75 acres, it's one of the largest in Europe and is the setting for an intriguing collection of contemporary pieces from artists like Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and others.
When it comes to tourist attractions in the Netherlands, the Kröller-Müller Museum is one that no visitor should overlook. Both guided and self-guided tours are available.Location
6731 AW OtterloHours
Tuesday to sunday: 10:00-17:00Prices
Children 13 to 18 years: €6.25
Children 0 to 12 years: free
Check the museum site
for holiday hours, as well as limited exhibitions