Kasteel het Nijenhuis / The Nijenhuis Castle
Kasteel het Nijenhuis Travel Blog› entry 834 of 1090 › view all entries
After my visa appointment there was not much I could do in the meantime. My passport was at the US consulate and would stay there for several days. During the week I just worked at APG in the Amsterdam office. In the weekend I had time to visit my parents.
My mother suggested we would visit Kasteel het Nijenhuis (Nijenhuis Castle) a beautiful castle in the province of Overijssel that dates back to the year of 1382. Over time the castle had been owned by several wealthy families and been adjusted accordingly. Life prospered, at least until the 1950s, when the castle became deserted and started decaying. Fortunately it was saved by the province, restored, and became a museum. Not only inside, also, even more prominent, outside. The grounds of the castle are home to a nice collection of art owned by the Foundation Museum.
The art in the museum garden is very diverse. Some pieces are very statue like. Others look more like a playground. In fact at some of the objects the public is even encouraged to actually climb the statues. My favorite "Rawsome" by Ronald A. Westerhuis. A Huge metal sphere that provides the most intriguing reflections. Many more pictures below! Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt. Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt.