Discover 80 important acquisitions for 40 Dutch museums in a single exhibition 

On the initiative of the Rembrandt Association, the Kröller-Müller Museum is organizing the exhibition For the love of art. For one time only, more than eighty important acquisitions from forty Dutch museums are brought together, all of which were acquired with the support of the Rembrandt Association in the past ten years. For the love of art shows the full range of museum acquisitions: paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and so much more. The oldest work is about three thousand years old, the most recent dates from 2016. Together, the acquisitions give an idea of how the Dutch National Collection – which is accessible to all – has been enriched in the years 2008 to 2018.

A feast of unexpected encounters
The eighty works, many of which are visitors’ favourites, are taken out of their usual context and displayed in surprising combinations. To give just two examples: the monumental panel Jacob flees from Laban (c. 1535) by Cornelis Buys II, a masterpiece from the Stedelijk Museum in Alkmaar, is shown alongside the impressive photograph Frankfurt (2007) by Andreas Gursky from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Prototype ‘Low Chair’ (1946-1952) by Gerrit Rietveld, from the Centraal Museum in Utrecht is displayed next to Entrance of the theatre (1866) by Lawrence Alma-Tadema from the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. Furthermore, the visitor obtains insight into the acquisition history of the individual pieces and the sometimes suspenseful route that was necessary to acquire the coveted work. In short, the exhibition will be a feast of unexpected encounters that invite exploratory walking, viewing and comparing.

Satellite programme throughout the Netherlands
As a supplement and reference to the exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum, a satellite programme has been organized throughout the Netherlands with a series of twenty mini presentations at fifteen museums. Each presentation shows an acquisition in relation to the collection of the museum to which it now belongs. This serves to further emphasize that the Dutch National Collection is never complete. For more information about the participating museums and art works, go to the website of the Rembrandt Association (in Dutch).


Opposites of White (2006-07) by Roni Horn in the Kröller-Müller Museum, supported by the Rembrandt Association.

Tuesday through Sunday and national holidays* from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs. The sculpture garden is open until 16.30 hrs.
* Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost, Christmas, King’s Day (27 April), Liberation Day (5 May)

Tip for peace seekers: Friday is usually the quietest day to visit.

Monday and on 1 January

Combined ticket for park and museum (parking excluded)
The museum is situated in the middle of De Hoge Veluwe National Park. Therefore, museum visitors also pay an entrance fee for the Park. This also applies to visitors with a Dutch Museumkaart.

Prices 2018, parking excluded:

Adults € 19,00
– with Museumkaart € 9,50*
Rembrandt Association members Free**
Children 6 to 12 years € 9,50
– with Museumkaart € 4,75*
Children up to 6 years Free
Students € 14,25

*During the exhibition For the love of art visitors with a Museumkaart receive a 25% discount on the entrance of the Park (excluding parking). Tickets for the Park and parking tickets are available at the entrance of the Park and online.

**Members of the Rembrandt Association can visit the Park for free, excluded parking costs. Parking tickets are available at the entrance of the Park and online.

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Kröller-Müller Museum
Houtkampweg 6
6731 AW Otterlo
T +31 (0)318 591 241

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In 1883, a small number of wealthy art lovers helped acquire some five hundred important drawings for the print room of the Rijksmuseum. This spectacular move, which doubled the number of drawings in the print room’s collection, was the beginning of what was to become an extraordinary story of private support for Dutch public art collections, for the initiative resulted in the establishment of the Rembrandt Association. And now, 135 years later, supported by more than 15.500 members, this is still the association’s main policy: to help Dutch museums acquire works of art which are important to the receiving collection in particular, but which also make sense in the larger landscape of Dutch public art collections.



If you are interested in becoming a member and you live abroad, please contact the Rembrandt Association by calling (070) 427 1720 or e-mailing to

Kröller-Müller Museum 0905-5215 fotograaf Jannes Linders

The Kröller-Müller Museum boasts the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world: almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. The Van Gogh Gallery displays varying selections of about 40 works by Vincent van Gogh. Furthermore, you will also find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan.

One of Europe’s largest sculpture gardens
In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you can enjoy both sculptures and nature. Distributed throughout the garden are over 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, from Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe.

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