Kasteel het Nijenhuis / The Nijenhuis Castle

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Castle Reflections

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.

Wächter (Sentry) by Hede Bühl
A very nice and interesting mini documentary about the castle can be seen here in Dutch and here in English.

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. 

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Castle Reflections
Castle Reflections
Wächter (Sentry) by Hede Bühl
Wächter (Sentry) by Hede Bühl
The Castles driveway
The Castle's driveway
The Castles Orangery
The Castle's Orangery
The Castle
The Castle
The Castles Carriage House
The Castle's Carriage House
Odalisque (Concubine) by Allen Jon…
Odalisque (Concubine) by Allen Jo…
No art, but pretty arty!
No art, but pretty arty!
Wilhelmina by Charlotte van Pallan…
Wilhelmina by Charlotte van Palla…
Kijken en Luisteren (Watch and Lis…
Kijken en Luisteren (Watch and Li…
Monogram by Hedwig Zweerus-Weber
Monogram by Hedwig Zweerus-Weber
Grote Vrouwenkop (Large Head of a …
Grote Vrouwenkop (Large Head of a…
Unknown
Unknown
Cleaning the Rooms of the Past by …
Cleaning the Rooms of the Past by…
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis, w…
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis, …
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis, w…
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis, …
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis
Rawsome by Ronald A. Westerhuis
The garden of the Castle
The garden of the Castle
Blijbeeld by Marc de Roover
Blijbeeld by Marc de Roover
Dutch Landscape
Dutch Landscape
Dutch Landscape
Dutch Landscape
Dutch Landscape
Dutch Landscape
The Castle
The Castle
Castle Reflections
Castle Reflections
The Castle
The Castle
The Castle
The Castle
Castle Reflections
Castle Reflections
The duck that swam in the wall
The duck that swam in the wall
Dutch Landscape
Dutch Landscape
Dutch Landscape
Dutch Landscape
Architectuurstudie (Architecture S…
Architectuurstudie (Architecture …
Local Swans
Local Swans
Drift by Adri Verhoeven
Drift by Adri Verhoeven
Terra Amara by Igor Mitoraj
Terra Amara by Igor Mitoraj
The Castle
The Castle
Hildebrandmonument by Jan Bronner
Hildebrandmonument by Jan Bronner
The Castles Library
The Castle's Library
The Castles Dining Hall
The Castle's Dining Hall
The Castles Fire Place with Delft…
The Castle's Fire Place with Delf…
The Castles Servants Stairway
The Castle's Servant's Stairway
The Coat of Arms of one of the fam…
The Coat of Arms of one of the fa…
Pet of the Year by Joost van den T…
Pet of the Year by Joost van den …
The Castle in the past and today
The Castle in the past and today
Kasteel het Nijenhuis
photo by: mdalamers