Monday, October 21, 2013

Visiting The Netherlands, Public Art

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

We are on a trip to Holland to visit family, explore small towns and visit museums and art galleries.

We've been here for just over a week, and now (as with previous visits to this country), we are struck by the absolute abundance of public art.

Whether walking through a community, driving on a roadway or passing through a park, art - mostly sculpture - can be found at almost every turn. Some pieces are controversial, others are widely loved. But whatever your opinion, there's no denying that in The Netherlands, art is not an afterthought, it is simply part of everyday life.

Below is a compilation of snapshots of public art we've seen while traveling in and around Harderwijk, Zeewolde, Swifterbant and Biddinghuizen.

More to come...

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