THE NETHERLANDS WHAT TO SEE: LITTLE-KNOWN MUSEUMS AND ART PLACES
The Netherlands, what you have yet to see? This is the last leg of our journey dedicated to Dutch art.
After discovering the most beautiful museums, the major works of art, and the way to find Dutch art also in Italy, it’s time to know the little-known museums and art places in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands what to see: unusual and little-known places
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After the masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum are there other museums to visit in the Netherlands dedicated to Dutch art?
Yes, there are!
The Dordrechts Museum boasts a beautiful collection of paintings from the 17th century up to the present day.
Founded in 1842, the museum is located in the heart of the city of Dordrecht, and owns also works by the masters of Dordrecht, who were pupils of Rembrandt van Rijn.
- You shouldn’t miss: the wonderful landscapes of Dordrecht that recall the trade tradition of this place.
Vincentre Museum and van Gogh Village in Nuenen
After showing you the Kröller-Müller museum works, housing the second most important Van Gogh collection in the world, maybe you would like to know if there’s an itinerary in the Netherlands dedicated to the places of the life of the Dutch artist.
The Vincentre Museum in Nuenen is the place you are looking for!
It’s an interactive and diffused museum devoted to van Gogh and where the story of the artist is told through latest technologies and an augmented reality itinerary around the places of the city
Vincent van Gogh lived in Nuenen for two years, from December 1883 to November 1885, and there he painted “The Potato Eaters”, one of the most important van Gogh’s works.
- You shouldn’t miss: being an interactive and also a diffused museum, all the 23 buildings and places linked directly with Van Gogh’s life are worth visiting.
Church of Our Lord in the Attic
The Church of Our Lord in the Attic was built after the Protestant Reformation, when Catholics lost their right to worship in their own way. So this clandestine church that you can’t recognize from the outside was built.
- You shouldn’t miss: at the end of the 19th century the building was turned into a museum and, because it was a secret Church concealed in a bourgeois house, you can admire not only the Church but also the kitchen and other rooms of the dwelling.
Muiderslot, or Muiderslot Castle
The Netherlands not only boasts wonderful landscapes and museums full of masterpieces, but it is also the Coutry of magnificent castles.
Around 750 castles are scattered all over the Netherlands, and one of the most splendid is the medieval Muiderslot Castle, about 15 km from Amsterdam. The building is surrounded by a moat and houses a museum with different types of itineraries.
- You shouldn’t miss: the interior of the castle with rooms and kitchens which will make you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the 17th century.
The village of Giethoorn
If you want to visit a place with the old times charms, where you can move only on foot, by bike or boat, you should go to Giethroorn.
The village of Giethroorn is located in the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, is completely surrounded by water and the only road you can take is a bicycle path.
It was founded in the 12th century and was inhabited by people who escaped from religious persecution.
- You shouldn’t miss: the 19th-century farm called ” ‘t Olde Maat Uus”, where many documents telling the history of the village are on display.