7 Art Galleries to Explore in Netherlands

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Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

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Art Galleries to Explore in Netherlands

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst

Basis for contemporary art is a platform for contemporary art founded in 2003 in Utrecht . The institution functions as a platform for thinking about , with and through art in order to critically examine current social issues and to imagine and shape the world differently together with the public. BAK does this by combining public programming and the making of exhibitions with research, education and talent development.

Blind Walls Gallery

Blind Walls Gallery is an extensive collection of murals in Breda . Each mural is inspired by a story from the city. International street artists , artists, designers and illustrators have already made 100 murals. Blind Walls Gallery always works conceptually: every mural that is made tells something about the area, the history or another story of Breda. Before a mural is produced, the team researches the city ​​archives or searches for alternative sources from the city.

KattenKabinet (Cat Cabinet)

The KattenKabinet is an art museum in Amsterdam devoted to works depicting cats. It specializes in art representing cats. There is an aura of specific sense humor not only in the theme of this museum, but also in a way this museum has been presented to the visitor. Sculptures, paintings, posters and books about the felines are exhibited in a serious, professional way - almost too serious not to provoke a smile on a visitors face.

Kunsthal Rotterdam

The Kunsthal Rotterdam , opened in 1992, is an exhibition space in Rotterdam . It is the first Kunsthal in the Netherlands. The building is located in the Museum Park and has an entrance on Westzeedijk opposite Koningin Emmaplein . Next to the Kunsthal is the Natural History Museum Rotterdam.

Kunstinstituut Melly

Kunstinstituut Melly is a contemporary art gallery located in a former school building on Witte de Withstraat, in Rotterdam. It presents curated exhibitions, symposiums, live events, educational programs, and has a separate art literature publishing arm.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

This is an art museum in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It houses the collections of Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans (1767–1847) and Daniël George van Beuningen (1877–1955). The museum has become the house of over 151,000 artworks over 170 years.[3] In the collection, ranging from medieval to contemporary art, are works of Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Salvador Dalí and other famous collections.

Prince William V Gallery

A majestic art gallery situated in the midst of the historical centre of The Hague. It is called the hidden gem of The Hague. Prince William V of Oranje-Nassau had the room built in 1774 in order to exhibit his paintings. The walls were fully covered, in order to clearly show the wealth of his collection. Amongst the paintings on display are works by Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter and Gerard van Honthorst.

Map of Art Galleries to explore in Netherlands