Why do the Van Gogh paintings have broad wooden frames?
The frames of the Van Gogh paintings have been replaced regularly during the 20th century. All the paintings received new frames again in the years 2003-2005. These broad frames are replicas of the frames that Helene Kröller-Müller commissioned interior designer Jac. van den Bosch to design for her Van Gogh collection.
Why are some paintings behind glass?
Glass is often necessary to protect valuable and delicate works against touch and the harmful effects of UV-light. Fortunately, these days ‘museum glass’ is of exceptional quality, thus causing virtually no deformation or reflection.
Why are some of the museum rooms so dark?
Many works require a limited exposure to light (known as lux). Furthermore, many rooms in the museum use daylight. This means that the rooms may appear rather dark on overcast days.
Are visitors permitted to touch the works of art in the sculpture garden?
Visitors are not permitted to touch most of the sculptures, but in two cases it is actively encouraged. Jardin d’émail by Jean Dubuffet and Amphitheatre by Marta Pan are specially designed to climb on and stay in. Information boards are found beside these works.
Why do we have to pay an entrance fee for De Hoge Veluwe National Park, if we only want to visit the museum?
De Hoge Veluwe National Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum both preserve the legacy of the Kröller-Müllers, but are two separate foundations, each responsible for its own management and income.
To reach the museum, you need to use the infrastructure of the park (roads/cycle paths, free white bicycles, ticket office facilities). For this reason, visitors also pay an entrance fee for the park. This also applies to visitors with a Museumkaart, the Park is namely not a museum.
I would like to know the value of a work of art in my possession. Can somebody at the museum help me?
It is not possible to have your works of art valued by museum staff. We advise you to contact an auction house or certified valuer.
How can I file a loan request?
Click here for information about the museum's loan procedure.
Is the Jachthuis Sint Hubertus part of the museum?
No. Jachthuis Sint Hubertus is part of the park. Information is available at www.hogeveluwe.nl.
Can we enter the sculpture garden with a park ticket only?
The sculpture garden is part of the museum. Hence, you need a ticket for the museum if you wish to visit the sculpture garden.
Is the sculpture garden open in the winter?
The sculpture garden is open all year round. Some sculptures are covered between November and April, to protect them against moisture and frost.
What are the museum’s visitor figures?
The visitor figures from 2004 are as follows: