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Travel Tips

Netherlands North

Travel tips Netherlands North

DRENTHE, GRONINGEN and FRIESLAND
 
Per province from south to north:  
 
DRENTHE
 
Veenoord/Nieuw-Amsterdam:
- Van Gogh House. Van Gogh lived and worked here during his time in Drenthe. www.vangogh-drenthe.nl 
 
Beilen:
- Galerie Iwema, Icons, Reigerlaan 49, Beilen, phone for appointment to see the collection (tel. 06.29368984).
 
Assen:
- In the Pastoral Center Hendrik van Boeijen-Oord in Assen are windows by Kees de Kort from 1994 about the Creation.
- Drents Museum, with changing exhibitions. www.drentsmuseum.nl
 
Anloo:
- Oldest church of Drenthe, around 1100. Special sarcophagi and murals.
 
Zuidlaren:
- 13th-century church with rich carved furniture.
 
Noordlaren:
- 12th-century church. With old murals.
 
 
GRONINGEN
 
Ter Apel:                                                                               
- Museum for monastic and ecclesiastical history and religious art in Ter Apel Domus Novae Lucis (medieval monastery). Also contemporary art. www.kloosterterapel.nl
 
Eelde:
- Museum De Buitenplaats for figurative art shows paintings and has a sculpture garden, which is a gem in itself. www.museumdebuitenplaats.nl
 
Haaren:
- Gallery Hüsstege, icons, visits on request. More information on www.iconen.nl
 
Groningen:
- Volkenkundig Museum Gerardus van der Leeuw in Groningen (belongs to the Faculty of theology and religious studies of the University of Groningen). Exhibitions.
- Groninger Museum. http://www.groninger-museum.nl
- Synagoge Groningen; changing exhibitions. http://www.synagogegroningen.nl
-  In the Martinikerk changing exhibitions. http://www.martinikerk.nl
 
Aduard:
- Abbey Museum Sint Bernardushof. About the history of the Cistercian Abbey in Aduard, well-known in all of Europe during the 12th-16th centuries. www.kloostermuseumaduard.nl
 
Middelbert:
- Great 13th-century church in Roman-gothic style.  
 
Noorddijk:
- Romano-gothic church with special windows and beautiful pulpit.
 
Burum:
- Galerie-Sudio Aafke Holman, Herestraat 2. Open each Saturday from 12 a.m – 5 p.m.
 
Westeremden:
- De Weem. Exposition space of Henk Helmantel, Abt Emopad 2 in Westeremden. www.helmantel.nl
 
Appingedam:
- Museum Møhlmann for figurative art with work by Rob Møhlmann and many other Dutch contemporary figurative painters. www.robmohlmann.nl
 
Noordpolderzijl:  
- Land art project (1986) by Jan van Loon. 
 
 
FRIESLAND
 
Workum:
- Museum for Ecclesiastical Art. Liturgical robes, silverware, sculptures, paintings and other liturgical objects. Open in Summer. http://kerkelijkekunst.workum.nl 
 
Heerenveen:
- Museum Belvédère is the prime museum of modern and contemporary art in Friesland. The museum shows 20th-century and contemporary visual art from Friesland in direct relationship to visual art from the Netherlands and Flanders. www.museumbelvedere.nl
 
Hemelum:
- Russian Orthodox convent of Holy St. Nicolas, Buorren 18, Himmelum/Hemelum. With services and tours. The icons can be viewed after services and on appointment. www.kloosterhemelum.nl
 
Bolsward:
- Martinikerk Bolsward with several works by Jan Murk de Vries (1919). Also exhibitions. www.martinikerkbolsward.nl/joomla
 
Drachten:
- Karmel monastery. Organizes exhibitions which often incorporate Christian artists. www.karmelklooster.nl
 
Joure:
- Summer exhibitions in the Hobbe van Baerdt Tsjerke, Midstraat, Joure. http://gemeente-joure.protestantsekerk.net
 
Winsum:
- Summer exposition as part of Tsjerkepaad (church tour) in the Mariakerk.
 
Leeuwarden:
- Princessehof with porcelain, stoneware and earthenware from all over the world. www.princessehof.nl
- Fries Museum. With around 170.000 objects the Fries Museum is the largest provincial museum from the Netherlands. It combines art, culture and history. High points from the Frisian culture and the modern and contemporary Dutch art. www.friesmuseum.nl  
- Exhibitions in the Grote of Jacobijnerkerk. www.grotekerkleeuwarden.nl
 
Dokkum:
- Expositions in the Grote- of Sint Martinuskerk, Markt 2, Dokkum. The church is open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Gallery Jan Kooistra, Diepswal 3, Dokkum. Fri: 14.00 - 17.00 and 19.00 tot 21.00, Sa: 14.00 - 17.00.
- In the park of the Bonifatius Chapel there are stations of the cross by Jacques Maris from 1949. www.bonifatiuskapel.nl