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Category: The Netherlands

Zweeloo

How the first (German!) artist arrived and set up in the tiny town of Zweeloo, is unknown. Well-dressed gentleman Max Liebermann, from Berlin, stayed in…

Laren

After the success of the Oosterbeek colony, and with the industrialisation of cities like Rotterdam and Amsterdam, the artists drawn to landscape painting were looking…

Oosterbeek

Part of the Barbizon naturalist tradition, the small and picturesque village of Oosterbeek became home to one of the first Dutch artists’ colonies. Situated between…

Plasmolen

In the words of writer Jac P. Thijsse: “The Jansberg near Mook, with its immediate surroundings is, botanically, one of the richest landscapes in the…

Domburg

When Belgian artists Emile Claus, Camille van Camp and Euphrosine Beernaert spent a couple of summers at the isle of Walcheren, they made it the…

Nunspeet

At the end of the 19th century, a colony of artists arose in the northern Veluwe, increasing the popularity of the area as a tourist…

Katwijk

Katwijk being the home of painter Bernard Blommers, the artists’ colony became truly bustling with artistic life in the 1880s, when more artists settled down…