The Kröller-Müller Museum
The Kröller-Müller Museum is ideally located in the middle of a sizable nature reserve, to combine with the 19th and 20th century art works, including the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world (with over 60 paintings), a modern sculpture garden, ranging from Rodin to Henry Moore, and a sculpture park with more recent additions.
The hunting lodge is a must-see early modern total work of art by artists employed by the Kröller-Müller family, like the architect H.P. Berlage, the De Stijl painter Bart van der Leck, and the Art Deco sculptor Joseph Mendes da Costa.
The nature reserve, with museum, sculpture park and garden (covering all international sculpture styles and major artists from the late 19th century to the present, with pride of place for Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth), an Art Deco hunting lodge in the shape of a deer's antlers with a cross inbetween (dedicated to St. Hubert, patron saint of hunting), and three Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) monuments, is only one hour's drive from Amsterdam.
What a wonderful day we had with Michel. He is knowledgeable about the art and artists. He knows the [Kröller-Müller] museum and gardens very well and the tour went smoothly. He also took us to the hunting lodge which was a treat. In addition to his expertise in art he is a very charming person and a pleasure to spend time with.
Barbara Wilder & Judith Perlman, New York
The highlight of our trip to Amsterdam was in no doubt our visit to the Kroller-Muller Museum. Because it is so difficult to get there we decided to hire a private guide and did not regret our decision to do so one iota. Michel Didier was a brilliant guide. His knowledge of Van Gogh and the other artists represented at the museum was remarkable. It was so satisfying being made aware of Van Gogh’s private life as well – it all came alive. I actually cannot recommend Michel highly enough. We had a great day.
Mike Linck, Cape Town, SA
My husband and I spent a day with Michel at the Kroller-Muller art museum outside Amsterdam. He is very knowledgeable, wonderful story teller, spending the day with him was a delight! We will call on him again when next in Amsterdam!
Gloria Harris & Moshe Sher, San Francisco