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HOGE VELUWE, NETHERLANDS – art, nature and distant gunfire


A sunny spring day, a gentle breeze, horses grazing in lush fields, a cuckoo in the woods, the rattle of machine guns and the soft clump of a mortar. This is one of the Netherlands’ oldest and largest national parks, the Hoge (high) Veluwe. It also contains the greatest private art collection of the early 20th century.

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KROLLER-MULLER MUSEUM – the greatest private art collection of the 1920s

In the early part of the 20th century the fabulously wealthy Helene Kroller-Muller and husband Anton assembled the world’s greatest private collection of art, including over two hundred works by Vincent van Gogh. They are now displayed in the Kroller-Muller Museum in the central Netherlands near Arnhem, surrounded by the Hoge Veluwe National Park, formerly the family’s private nature reserve.

The magnificent sculpture garden is a highlight.

You may have to do a bit of work to get there...

...but once you arrive you can relax...

...take a few snaps...

...no hurry, they're happy to pose for you...

...admire the green...

...enjoy the peace and quiet...

...consider the heavens...

...beautiful!

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