Otterlo

Netherlands



Address:
Houtkampweg 6

6731 AW
Phone: +31 (0) 318 59 12 41
Fax: +31 (0) 318 59 15 15
Website: http://www.kmm.nl/?lang=e

Kröller - Müller Museum

The Kröller-Müller Museum is named after Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939). Helene Kröller-Müller collected almost 11,500 art objects with the help of her advisor, H.P. Bremmer. The purchases were paid for from the capital accumulated by her husband Anton Kröller as director of Wm. H. Müller & Co.

Helene Kröller dreamt of a ‘museum-home’, a dream that came true in 1938 when the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller opened its doors. Helene Kröller-Müller was its first director.

After her death in 1939 the museum building underwent a few expansions with the addition of a congress wing and sculpture gallery in 1953 and a whole new wing between 1970 and 1977. This wing served as a suitable accommodation for the growing collection of modern sculpture. The museum’s sculpture garden has increased in size over the years and is now one of the largest in Europe.

The Kröller-Müller Museum is a magnificent amalgamation of art, architecture and nature. Amidst unspoilt natural surroundings, the Museums collection centres on the extensive collection of works by Vincent van Gogh and the world famous sculpture garden.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection

The collection of the museum consists of the extensive collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, one of the most impressive overviews of his work. George Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondriaan and other artist are also represented by important paintings.

Since 1961 the sculpure garden has become increasingly important. A unique collection of sculptures is exhibited here. The sculpture garden gives an overview of the development of sculpture, from the 19th century up to the present.

Search our collection

On this site you will find a selection of the works of art within the Kröller-Müller collection. If you wish for more information or the possibility of combining works of art within a visit, please go to our routemaker: http://www.kmm.nl/routemaker?lang=en


Exhibitions

The Kröller-Müller Museum has a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions. These range from major surveys of artists or movements represented in the permanent collection to shows focusing on current developments in contemporary art.


Previous Exhibitions

Please consult here our archive http://www.kmm.nl/exposition/archive


Forthcoming exhibitions

The riddle of ‘Double Ingres’ - Van Gogh's drawings in the Kröller-Müller Museum re-examined
October 11th, 2007 - January 27th, 2008
On 11 Oktober 2007 the Kröller-Müller Museum will open the exhibition The riddle of ‘Double Ingres’ . The exhibition coincides with the publication of a catalogue of all the drawings by Vincent van Gogh in museum’s collection.

A selection of approximately one hundred drawings will be on show – a must for those who love drawings and fans of Van Gogh. The exhibition highlights the most beautiful examples and the most remarkable discoveries as well as Van Gogh’s unprecedented experimentation with materials and techniques.


Cost

You can buy a combined ticket for the Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum at the Park ticket office.

Day tickets
Children up to 6 years: free
Children 6-12 years: Park €3.50 and Museum €3.50
Adults: Park €7.00 and Museum €7.00
Parking fee car: €6.00
Parking fee coach: €24.00

Group discount
10% discount for more than 20 people

Annual passes Museum 2007
Child 6-12: €12.50
Adults: €25.00

Annual passes Hoge Veluwe National Park 2007
Children 6-12 years: €16.50
Adults: €32.50 (€55.00 with car)


Opening hours

open to the public all year round from 10.00 to 17.00.
The sculpture garden closes at 16.30.

The museum is closed on:
Mondays (except public holidays)
1 January


Getting there

The museum is located in the centre of National Park the Hoge Veluwe (www.hogeveluwe.nl). The park consists of 5.500 hecare woodland, heathland, grassy plains and sand drifts, and the natural habitat of deer, mouflons and wild boars. There is a visitor's centre where the Museonder is located, an underground museum about all things living underground.

Combine your visit to the Kröller-Müller Museum with a picnic, walk to the visitor's centre or bicycle ride on the white bicycles (free) and enjoy the space and peaceful silence of the Hoge Veluwe!

There are three entrances to the park; at Otterloo, Hoenderloo, and at Schaarsbergen. Trucks and coaches can not enter the Parc through the entrance at Schaarsbergen, near Arnhem. Instead one of the entrances at Hoenderloo or Otterlo must be used.

Parking is possible at the museum, but also near the porter's lodge of the park. You can continue on bicycle.

By car
From the A1, A50, and A12 motorways follow the signs for Park Hoge Veluwe/Kröller-Müller Museum.

Public transport
There are bus services from Apeldoorn and Ede/Wageningen train station every day throughout the year. Bus stops immediately adjoining the centre and the museum. Public transport travel information: 0900 9292 (euro 0,35 p.m.), or click: http://www.reiswijzer.nl/vraag.asp?klant=2006082301


Facilities

People with disabilities
All facilities in the Hoge Veluwe National Park and the museum are accessible to people with disabilities. People with disabilities may be accompanied by someone free of admission charge.

Dogs
Dogs are allowed in the Hoge Veluwe National Park, but must be kept on a leash. Dogs are not allowed in the museum or in the sculpture garden. This restriction does not apply to guide dogs.

The museum has a self-service restaurant Monsieur Jacques. The restaurant offers coffee, tea, sandwiches, salads and soup through the entire day.

www.monsieurjacques.nl
Tel: +31 (0) 318 59 16 57


Museum internal and external photos (4)

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News and events

November 7th, 2007
Artwijs debate (HAVO/VWO)

November 8th, 2007
Artwijs debate (HAVO/VWO)


Groups

Guided tours

The guided tours are always on request. ( we prefer 14 days in advance )
You will receive always a confirmation, that you will show the porter in the museum at your arrival.
The guided tours can be given in the following languages:

Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish

The maximum number per group is 20 persons. It is possible to guide several groups at the same time.

We can guide in the collection of the museum, in special exhibitions and in the sculpture garden.
Duration per tour is max. 1,5 hour. There are possibilities of having workshops, also only on request. For information please contact us.

The fee incl. 19% VAT of one guided tour:

Students primary and secondary schools € 75,65 + € 14,35 = € 90
All groups € 88,25 + € 16,75 = € 105
On Sundays and holidays also schools € 100 + € 19 = € 119

The entrance fee for The National Park De Hoge Veluwe and the Kröller-Müller Museum is not included in the fee for a guided tour.
We kindly ask you to pay in cash before the start of the tour. You will always receive an invoice.

Cancellations must be received by us by letter or fax, at least one week before the date of the guided tour, otherwise the amount due will still be charged. A guided tour is only possible after booking and receiving our confirmation. It is important that you contact the museum if the confirmation has not been arrived in time.

Do you want more information or a guided tour in the Kröller-Müller Museum, please contact:

Rondleidingen & Workshops
Houtkampweg 6
6731 AW OTTERLO
Tel 0031-318-595968
Fax 0031-...+ [ Read all ]


Families

Talent in the garden

In July and August the Kröller-Müller Museum presents a varied summer programme in the sculpture garden, with theatrical performances, music and much more. The performances and activities are free of charge for museum visitors. A new feature of Talent in the Garden is the Sweet Summer Nights. On these Saturday evenings the sculpture garden will stay open longer for tours, shows and an array of performances. Snacks and drinks will also be available.


Children

Children's workshops

During school vacations the Kröller-Müller Museum organises workshops for children from 7 to 12 years of age. These workshops are given by young artists and connect with major museum exhibitions or current themes. The artists talk about their own work and let the children themselves find out what it’s like to do what they do. Participation fee is 4 euros and registration is conducted by e-mail.


Students

Arthistoric

The department Scientific Research contributes to the careful distribution of information about the history of the Kröller-Müller Museum and the collection. An important tool is the publishing of collection catalogues. These publications discuss parts of the collection, such as the Van Gogh collection and the sculpture garden. Of each work the meaning within the work of the artist is discussed, but also the meaning of the work within the collection of the museum, and the history of the work. The publication of the collection catalogues ensures an increasingly precise view of the collection as a whole, and the motivations of the museum's founders as well as their successors.

The department plays an important part in managing the archives and documentation, that form the basis for historical research. The arthistoric department also supports other museum departments, in matters such as conservation, education, presentations of collections, and exhibitions. When researching specific artists, the department regularly cooperates with specialists outside the museum.


Adults

Other activities

Ramble route ‘Discover’ - 6 kilometres of art, nature, fresh air and rest

The Kröller-Müller Museum and The Hoge Veluwe National Park developed a (written) ramble route through the Park and the sculpture garden. This walk will lead you through extraordinary landscapes and past sculptures that are often neglected. The walk begins and ends at the Marchantplein at restaurant De Koperen Kop and will last approximately two hours. For this route you will require a combination ticket for both park and museum.
You can buy ramble route ‘Discover’ (1 Euro) at the museumshop and the Parks Visitor Centre.


Membership

Donations/bequests

Have you ever considered making a donation or a bequest to the Kröller-Müller Museum? In addition to the security of knowing that your property will be in good hands there are also valuable tax incentives. More information:

Mw. drs. Lidewij van Valkenhoef
Marketing & Sponsoring department
Telephone: +31 (0)318596157
E-mail: marketing@kmm.nl


Sponsorship

BankGiro Loterij
The BankGiro Loterij has been a partner of the Kröller-Müller Museum for three years.
Each year the BankGiro Loterij makes a considerable financial contribution towards acquiring new works for the collection. (met logo)

Van den Broek Lohman Fonds Nunspeet
The Van den Broek Lohman Fonds Nunspeet has enabled the development of the ‘Make Me Famous!’ teaching pack including the computer game ‘Collecting Like Helene’.

Stichting Herinneringsfonds Vincent van Gogh
A contribution from the Stichting Herinneringsfonds Vincent van Gogh made it possible to fit out the information centre.

Thieme Grafimedia Groep
Thieme GrafiMedia Groep, one of the biggest players in the Dutch graphic design and media markets, offers total solutions for complex communications briefs. Thieme GrafiMedia Groep is financing and producing the catalogue “Drawings of Vincent van Gogh”.

Veenman Drukkers
Veenman Drukkers offers an unrivalled printing service for the worlds of modern and contemporary art. Veenman is the preferred supplier for the Kröller-Müller Museum.