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Discover Benelux  |  Hotel Landgoed & Cultural Attraction of the Month  |  Netherlands

HOTEL LANDGOED OF THE MONTH, NETHERLANDS

Unwind completely at Hotel Het Roode Koper TEXT: BAS VAN DUREN  |  PHOTOS: HOTEL HET ROODE KOPER

Does the prospect of waking up in one of Holland’s most beautiful hotels to the sound of birdsong and the scent of fresh woodland entice you? Then spending your holiday at Hotel Het Roode Koper (The Red Copper) is definitely the way to go. Right in the middle of the De Veluwe national park, near a town called Leuvenum, lies Hotel Het Roode Koper; a monumental estate and mansion turned family-run hotel for several decades. With its beautiful surroundings, great hospitality and easy access to cities like Amsterdam and Utrecht, it does not come as much of a surprise that so many guests choose to stay several times at Het Roode Koper. The possibilities for relaxation at Het Roode Koper are endless. Indulge in games of tennis, dip your toes in the pool or go horseback riding - there are nine stables available to let

your own horse stay there. You can also take field trips through the woods of Leuvenum for a Champagne picnic or let a guide show you the beautiful nature the forest holds. The immense garden surrounding Het Roode Koper is more than suitable for the young ones who want to play football or hide and seek. Meanwhile, parents can lounge or have lunch on a terrace with an impressive view over the landscape garden and the forest surroundings. Het Roode Koper prides itself on being a part of the international, highly reputable hotel chains Relais & Châteaux and QL Hotels. Its restaurant boasts a famous Michelin star and if you choose to stay at the private villa next to the hotel, the chef can make your dinner on location. Everything at Hotel Het Roode Koper is always done with one goal in mind: to make your stay truly unforgettable. www.roodekoper.nl

C U LT U R A L AT T R A C T I O N O F T H E M O N T H , N E T H E R L A N D S

The rhythm of the paintbrush Tucked away in the idyllic artists’ village of Nunspeet is the newly built NoordVeluws Museum. Opened in 2014, the museum promotes talent from the local area and is currently hosting the captivating exhibition Jos Lussenburg, markant palet (Jos Lussenburg, striking palette). With over 100 paintings, the exhibition shows the full breadth of Lussenburg’s portfolio, ranging from rough seascapes to striking portraits and peaceful nature scenes. “Lussenburg’s impressionist style has a passionate, expressionist quality to it. The exhibition shows a great variety of works, including tranquil rural scenes as well as themed paintings inspired by Beethoven,” explains curator Margot Jongedijk. Lussenburg was born in the coastal city of Enkhuizen in 1889. After moving to Nunspeet in 1920, a finger infection forced him to aban78  |  Issue 39  |  March 2017

don his career as a violinist and become a fulltime painter. Growing up near the Zuiderzee became an important source of inspiration and the subject of his most famous works. His musical background clearly filtered through to his works. “You can see a distinct rhythm in his large, raw brush strokes,” Jongedijk explains. “His works also stand out thanks to his beautiful use of colours, which makes Lussenburg’s art very accessible.” Since 1885, Nunspeet has been an artist colony where painters, sculptors and the like settle to enjoy the quiet, nature-rich environment. The museum, located one hour’s drive from Amsterdam, also has a permanent collection featuring 20 different artists and runs activities all year round. The exhibition Jos Lussenburg, markant palet is now on display until 11 June 2017. www.noord-veluws-museum.nl

TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK

Zeilende bons uit Vollenhove, Jos Lussenburg (private collection)

Bruggetje in Hulshorst, Jos Lussenburg. Photo: © Noord-Veluws Museum

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Discover Benelux, Issue 39, March 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux, Issue 39, March 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

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