Arts & Culture

The Other Holland not only offers the second largest collection of Van Gogh in the world but is also home to a variety of modern and alternative art collections that cannot be found anywhere else in The Netherlands. Offerings range from modern realism to the magnificent glass art of René Lalique, and the unique sculpture gardens make the artistic picture complete. This is heaven for every art lover.

Museum de Fundatie

Museum de Fundatie is located in the former courthouse of Zwolle, which has since been enhanced with an ultra-modern elliptically shaped superstructure nicknamed ‘the Cloud’. De Fundatie can be counted among the country’s finest museums. Turner, Canova, Van Gogh, Degas, Mondriaan, Marc, Archipenko, Picabia, Pechstein, Chagall, Marini and Picasso; this collection is certainly not lacking big names. The permanent collection undoubtedly encompasses a number of masterpieces of the last four centuries of art.

De Fundatie further adds to the riches by means of an attractive temporary exhibitions programme. The exhibitions are displayed both inside the equally attractive museum itself and in the gorgeous nearby Kasteel Het Nijenhuis, situated amidst a beautiful sculpture garden.

Museum de Fundatie | Blijmarkt 20, Zwolle | +31 572 388 188 |  


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Lalique Museum

The Da Vinci of the jewellery and glass art

René Lalique (1860- 1945) is called the Da Vinci of the jewellery and glass art. The works from the art nouveau and art deco period are full of symbolism and “secret” details. Museums from all over the world, among which the “Metropolitan museum of Art” from New York lend pieces from the art nouveau and art deco periods to the museum. During the exhibition ‘Art Nouveau – Fleurs, Faune, Femmes’ you can view pieces by Jan Toorop, Van de Velde, Mucha and Marjorelle that have never been exhibited before. The museum is housed in a pair of old national monuments where visitors will be received with hospitality, in an atmospheric ambiance.

Lalique Museum | Gasthuisstraat 1, Doesburg | | +31 313 141 410

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