Monday, April 14, 2008

De Hoge Veluwe/Kröller-Müller Museum

Sunday - A Fantastic Day! We were tired from our busy day and getting home late on Saturday, so we slept in some and missed church. We decided to go to the National Park - De Hoge and visit the Kröller-Müller Museum which is right in the middle of the forest. Our whole family really admires the work of Vincent Van Gogh and the KM museums has an extensive collection of his work along with some Picasso, Monet, Gaugin, and many more paintings, plus a huge sculpture garden as well. The KM is unlike any other museum I've been to as they allow photography (no flash). So not only did we get to view these great works of art, but we could photograph them also! We truly enjoyed all of the museum. I am totally in love with Van Gogh's work.

I think the best part about getting to the museum is the white bicycles. There are 3 entrances to the park. One is 2km, another 4.5km and another 10km to the museum. At every entrance there are rows and rows of white bicycles which are included in the admission to get into the park. So we were able to ride bicycles through the forest and to the museum. We chose the 4.5 km one and it was just right for us not having ridden in so long. We loved it, Aaron especially. It's such a wonderful way to enjoy the park. Derreck and I think all the Nat'l Parks in the US should be this way. (Edward Abbey readers think Desert Solitaire, and if you've never read it - Read it!) We are definitely going back to the park to ride and bring a picnic lunch. It was such a wonderful day.

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