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Netherlands South

Netherlands South

ZEELAND, NOORD-BRABANT and LIMBURG
 
Per province from north to south
 
 
ZEELAND
 
Brouwershaven:
- Grote of Sint Nicolaaskerk. Medieval church. With expositions. www.vbmk.nl
 
Grijpskerke:
- Farm gallery the Ossenberg, Singelweg 11, Grijpskerke. www.deosseberg.nl
 
Middelburg:
- Zeeuws Museum. The biggest museum in Zeeland houses more than 30.000 artefacts that span the history of Zeeland. With old and new art. www.zeeuwsmuseum.nl
 
 
NOORD-BRABANT
 
Ravenstein:                                                                                                                                               
- Museum for plain glass- and enamelart, Marktstraat 22, Ravenstein, open: sat and su 11.00-17.00 h, April 1 until October 1 also tu - fr 13.00-17.00 h. The museum gives an overview of glass art (only two-dimensional: leaded windows, glass fusing, applied glass) in the Netherlands in a permanent exhibition which is changing from time to time. In addition the museum gives an oversight of enamel art (panels, objects, jewellery) in the Netherlands and abroad with changing exhibitions. The museum is unique in the Netherlands and one of the few in this field in Europe. Also about church windows. www.vlakglas-en-emaillekunst.nl  
- Expositions in Studiecentrum Soeterbeeck, Elleboogstraat 2. www.ru.nl/soeterbeeck
 
Sint Oedenrode:
- The Goede Herder church, Catholic church from 1966 with murals by Jan van Eijk, stone with Good Shepherd by Niels Steenbergen and Stations of the Cross lithographs by Harrie Sterk. www.degoedeherder.nl
 
Uden:
- Museum for Religious Art. Art from the Middle Ages till now. Also modern and contemporary religious art, e.g. Frans Verhaak, Albert Troost and De Tilburgse School. www.museumvoorreligieuzekunst.nl
 
Den Bosch:
- The Jheronimus Bosch Art Center with reproductions of all the paintings and drawings of Hieronymus Bosch,  library with books about his work, and a reconstruction of his studio. www.jheronimusbosch-artcenter.nl
- Noordbrabants Museum with art from the Roman period until the present day. High point: flower paintings from the 17th- and the 18th-century. http://www.noordbrabantsmuseum.nl
- Expositions in the St. Jan. www.sint-jan.nl
Sint Jans Museum, with sculpture from the St. Jan from the 13th - 20th century. Also about the history of the cathedral.  www.sintjansmuseumdebouwloods.nl 
 
Helvoirt:
- In the chapel in the abbey of Helvoirt there are stations of the cross by Jan Toorop.
 
Oosterhout:
- Expositions in the Mariakerk. www.thomasoosterhout.nl
 
Breda:
- Breda’s Museum with old Christian art. In the episcopal collection of the Breda's Museum objects of popular devotion are especially well represented. www.breda-museum.org
- Beguinage Breda museum. Beguine houses, church and herb garden and expositions. It is part of the Breda’s Museum. www.begijnhofbreda.nl
- Grote Kerk. Beautiful church and tower in the Brabant’s gothic style. In the church there is also a permanent exposition of the church treasure. Also changing expositions. www.grotekerkbreda.nl/agenda.php
- In the Sacramentskerk murals by Michael Jepkes.
 
Bergen op Zoom:
- Moses Bridge. The bridge is located between Bergen op Zoom and Steenbergen and is only visible when you are close to it. Just like Moses you walk between two walls of water. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/moses-bridge-moat-fortress
 
Tilburg:
- De Pont, Museum for contemporary art with Works of many leading Dutch and international contemporary artists, like Bill Viola, Wolfgang Laib, Marlene Dumas, Arnulf Rainer, Gerhard Richter, Anish Kapoor, Marc Mulders, Guido Geelen, Jan Dibbets, Marien Schouten en James Turrell. www.depont.nl
- Nederlands Textielmuseum. www.textielmuseum.nl
- Expositions in the Heuvelse kerk (Sint Jozefkerk), Heuvelring 122.
- Glass studio Stef Hagemeier, Hoefstraat 199. Church windows and restoration. www.glasinloodnet.nl 
 
Baarle-Hertog (Belgium):
Candle Museum, Kerkplein, Baarle-Hertog. This museum is dedicated to the art candles of the Friesian artist Frits Spies. The candles have diverse religious themes: from Archangel Michael fighting with the devil to Spies’ replica of Michelangelo. Everything carried out in beeswax.  http://www.kaarsenmuseum.nl/
 
Berkel-Enschot:
- Abdij Koningshoeven, Eindhovenseweg 3, Berkel-Enschot: Silence chapel from 2015 by Marc Mulders near the brewery of the abbey.  
 
Oirschot:
- Gallery and sculpture garden of sculptor Hans van Eerd, Boterwijksestraat 10, Oirschot can be visited after making an appointment. www.hansvaneerd.nl
 
- Het Kruysenmuseum, De Moriaan 9a, Oirschot. With work by the Brabant expressionists Jan Kruysen, Antoon Kruysen and Maria Kruysen and exhibitions. Sa and Sun 13.00 - 17.00. www.kruysenhuis.nl 
 
Best:
- Gallery & Studio Lumineux, Buitenweg 11, Best. Gallery of Bert Pulles. Designer in metal, precious metals and monumental objects. www.galerie-lumineux.nl
 
Huijbergen:
- Wilhelmietenmuseum in West-Brabant with a collection of icons, housed in the former Wilhelmieten convent 'Ste. Marie'.
 
Deurne:
- Museum de Wieger about the group of artists that worked in Deurne, a unique collection of works made in the period between the two world wars. In Deurne lived Gerrit van Bakel, Otto van Rees and the medical doctor-painter Hendrik Wiegersma. www.dewieger.nl 
 
Nuenen:
- Vincentre. Vincent van Gogh Centre, which shows how Van Gogh lived and worked from 1883-1885 in Nuenen.
 
Eindhoven:
- Van Abbemuseum with 20th-century and contemporary art. www.vanabbemuseum.nl
- Exhibitions in the Catharinakerk. www.kunstindekerk.dse.nl
 
Zundert:
- Vincent van Gogh Huis, museum about Van Gogh in the village of his birth. With information about Van Gogh and a growing collection of artworks. With expositions. www.vangoghhuis.com
 
 
LIMBURG
 
Horst aan de Maas:
Treasury St. Lambertuskerk, St. Lambertusplein 16, Horst aan de Maas. Sculptures, paraments, silver and liturgical objects
 
Gennep:
- Kijk-je kerk-kunst is a religious museum housed in the crypt of the Sint-Martinuskerk. With nun’s dolls, a large collection of statues of Mary and tapestries. Open during the summer in the weekends and on Sundays from Advent till January with a Christmas exposition.
 
Weert:
- Gemeentemuseum (Municipal Museum) Weert, location Jacob van Horne, is housed in the former town hall on the Markt in Weert. Shows religious art with one of the best collections of old art of Limburg. Also about Franciscan art and culture. www.museumweert.nl
 
Roermond:                                                                                                                                         
- Kruiswegpark (Stations of the cross). The park, next to pilgrimage center Kapel in 't Zand, was completed in 1928 designed by the famous architect from the town of Roermond dr. Pierre Cuypers and has ornamental chapels, with in them marble statues of the sculptor Karel Lücker. In addition there are contemporary paintings portraying the lives of mission veterans and their home front.
-Sint-Christoffel Cathedral with Lux nova window (2011) by Bernd Nestler and Thomas More window (2011) by Annemiek Punt, and windows from 2012 and 2014 by Diego Semprun Nicolas. Also expositions. www.bisdom-roermond.nl
- Cuypershuis Roermond, Pierre Cuypersstraat 1. This museum is devoted to the neo-gothic architect/designer Pierre Cuypers(1827-1921). His oeuvre consists of buildings, interiors, churches, and furniture. Tue - Sun 11-16.30. www.cuypershuisroermond.nl/home.html 
- There is a trail about artists from the family Windhausen, who made art for many churches in Limburg, that goes along the ECI-Cultuurfabriek, St.-Christoffel Cathedral and the Cuypershuis. The trail is available at the Tourist Info (VVV), Markt 17, ECI Cultuurfabriek and Cuypershuis.
 
Susteren:
- Treasury Helige Amelberga, Basiliek, Salvatorplein, Susteren.
 
Landgraaf:
- In the town hall Stations of the Cross by Aad de Haas from 1957. 
 
Heerlen:
- SCHUNCK, Museum for modern and contemporary art, Glaspaleis, Bongerd 18, Heerlen. Exhibitions and collection modern and contemporary art. Also a large collection of works by Aad de Haas. www.schunck.nl/1057/beeldende-kunst 
 
Maastricht:                                                                                                                                                
- Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek, Onze Lieve Vrouweplein: three windows by Marien Schouten from 1995. 
- Bonnefantenmuseum with art from the Middle Ages until today. www.bonnefanten.nl
- Treasury Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek, O.L. Vrouweplein 7, Maastricht. With art for the church through the ages.
- Treasury Sint Servaasbasiliek, Keizer Karelplein 6, Maastricht. A treasury full of tradition, history, religious culture and architecture.
- Sjef Hutschemakers painted Stations of the Cross in the Sint Pieter Church, Sint Willibrordusstraat 12 in  Maastricht.  http://www.stichtingsjefhutsch.nl/kruisweg
 
Valkenburg:
- Museum Land van Valkenburg. Has a Charles Eyck room. Regularly expositions about catholic artists living in Limburg.  www.museumlandvanvalkenburg.nl
 
Kerkrade
- Rolduc Abbey with murals by Matthias Goebbels (1836-1911).
 
Wijlre:
- in the Waterschapskerk windows by Jan Dibbets.
 
Wahlwiller:
- Stations of the Cross by Aad de Haas in the Sint Cunibertuskerk in Wahlwiller. http://home.kpn.nl/dreumpie/w/index_copy(1).htm 
 
Wittem:                                                                                                                                                  
- In the monastery church one of the oldest Stations of the Cross murals on the inside walls of a Dutch church, from the 18th century, produced in Germany or by German painters. In the library of the monastery there are regular exhibitions.
 
Banholt:
- the church of St. Gerlachus with murals and Stations of the Cross by Sjef Hutschemakers.
 
Lemiers:
- Abbey Sint Benedictusberg, designed by Dom Hans van der Laan. www.benedictusberg.nl
 
Slenaken: 
- Ecclesiastical Museum Slenaken, Dorpsstraat 12, Slenaken. Liturgical objects, sculptures, devotional objects. www.parochie-slenaken.nl