The three unity in the middle of nature
Along the road from Schaarsbergen to the Kroller-Muller museum one will pass a strange sculpture along the road. It is a three unity and looks quite mysterious on the hill where one finds behind the remainders of the museum as it was planned to be built at first.
Fundaments and wall of the first museum
In 1921 the Kroller-Muller wanted to built a museum themselves for the huge collection of art that they gatheed throughout their lifetimes. Henry van der Velde created a huge plan, made up from special "Maulbronner" sandstone. It got transported here by a special railroad made for this purpose only. When the concrete was laid in the fundaments and the first walls were erected, the crisis hit the family hard and the construction was stopped. The museum was never finished as in 1935 the last of the couple died and the state inheratete the collection and the terrain. One of the conditions was however that the state would built a museum. The original plans were too expensive and in 1938 one started a new museum where it is now. The architect was still Henry van der Velde.
'Wegwijzer' is the name of the paper spread by the national park and the Kröller-Müller museum.
It's free but in dutch and cantains a lot of information.
Background information on the exhibits or persons involved. Information on the organized walks to see the wildlife.
The paper also points out some interesting facts on fauna and flora in different seasons.
The last pages are in English , Francais and Deutch
The wildlife mostly hides itself during the day
The National Park the "Hoge Veluwe" has a wide range of wildlife. Nowhere in the Netherlands you can find so many species of mamals then here (except for a Zoo like Burgers in Arnhem). However it becomes quite "off the beaten path" for most if you have to get up very early to see them in their natural habitat. Around sunrise there are small groups allowed inside the park to spot deer, wild bore or even foxes. During the day you might see once and a while a deer, but have better changes in spotting a rabbit or squirle.
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere you'll see this statue, if I remember correctly it is Mr. Lely, who is responsible for the dutch people to reclaim lan from the sea.