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Discover Benelux |  Special Theme |  A day at the Museum

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KR ÖL L E R -MÜL L E R

MUS E UM

A peaceful mecca of modern art Van Gogh, Picasso, Mondrian, Monet, Gris – this is not just any list of famous 19th and 20th artists, it is a small selection of the wonderful works that can be seen at the magnificent Kröller-Müller Museum. TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK  |  MAIN PHOTO: WALTER HERFST  |  PHOTOS: KRöLLER-MüLLER MUSEUM

The museum has the second largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s anywhere in  the  world,  an  impressive  wealth  of modern art and an extraordinary sculpture  garden.  Located  in  Otterlo,  the Netherlands, the Kröller-Müller Museum

is  set  in  5,400  hectares  of  stunning Veluwer  landscape  and  an  absolute must-see for art enthusiasts. While it might not carry the fame of the Van  Gogh  Museum  in  Amsterdam,  it

sure  punches  far  above  its  weight  in terms of collection. “We have a unique combination of countless masterpieces – true icons – displayed in an extraordinary  setting,”  says  museum  director Lisette Pelsers. “For an art historian like myself,  this  really  is  one  of  the  dream museums to work in.”

Encompassing Van Gogh’s oeuvre This year marks a special celebration of the  works  of  Van  Gogh  as  it  is  exactly 125 years since his death. All around the Benelux, museums are organising events and  exhibitions  to  showcase  his  art,  including  of  course  the  Kröller-Müller  Museum. Starting 25 April, the exhibition Van Gogh & Co: Criss-crossing the collection will  show  the  works  that  inspired  Van Gogh  alongside  his  own  –  and  in  turn, how his paintings influenced his contem-

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