Practical information

The sculpture garden is open to visitors throughout the year. Tickets to the museum, which you can purchase online or at the desk (card payments only), include entrance to the statue garden.

Please note that some sculpture art is removed from the sculpture park during winter, owing to adverse weather conditions. If you are eager to see Floating sculpture, Otterlo by Marta Pan and Needle Tower by Kenneth Snelson, be sure to visit the sculpture garden between 1 April and 1 November. Use the filters in our collection finder to find out whether your favourite sculpture art is on view. Want to know what's on at the museum? Then take a look at the calendar.

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160 modern art sculptures

The museum has one of the largest sculpture gardens in Europe, home to over 160 sculptures by prominent artists such as Aristide Maillol, Jean Dubuffet, Marta Pan, and Pierre Huyghe. The sculpture park also has two gorgeous, 1960s pavilions by Aldo van Eyck and Gerrit Rietveld, that were given a new home here. The sculpture museum is suitable for young and old alike. Watch three international vloggers experience their first visit to the sculpture garden!

Did you know?

  • The Kröller-Müller Museum’s sculpture garden is spread over 25 hectares!
  • The sculpture garden makes an ideal day-out for children. You can do things here that you can’t in the museum: lie on the grass, enjoy a picnic, and have a good run-around!
  • The public’s favourite Jardin d'émail is back in the sculpture garden after a five-year conservation project.

Jardin d’émail by Jean Dubuffet

One of the most famous and popular works of art in the sculpture garden is the imposing Jardin d'émail. Just like the rest of the sculpture museum, this work of art is a hit with children: you can touch it, walk on it, or even play on it! Tip: bring your own picnic and spread your blanket next to your favourite work of sculpture art.


Changes to opening hours of Jardin d'émail 

Jardin d'émail is open from 1 April to 1 November. For safety reasons, visitors may only enter the work when its surface is completely dry. Due to slip hazards, the modern art sculpture will be closed if it is raining and for a short time afterwards.

Jardin d'émail underwent a top-to-toe conservation treatment between 2016 and 2020. Regular inspections, maintenance, and cleaning are needed to keep the work in good condition for as long as possible. We clear out the drains, rinse the entire sculpture art with water, and give it a good scrub. After that, we need to wait for the surface to dry, so that visitors can enjoy the work safely. We do this every last Monday of the month. During maintenance, visitors to the sculpture museum will not be able to enter the artwork.

Disabled access in sculpture garden 

Most parts of the sculpture garden on the Hoge Veluwe are accessible for wheelchair or mobility scooter users. There are, however, some unpaved paths that are not suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users. You can find all the necessary information on the sculpture garden map. If you have any questions about accessibility at the statue garden and museum, please have a look at this page.

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Important information 


During the winter season (from 1 November to 1 April), some modern art sculptures in the sculpture garden are covered, temporarily removed, or not open to the public. This is done for safety reasons, as well as to protect the works from the elements. The works affected include Floating Sculpture, Otterlo by Marta Pan, Jardin d'émail by Jean Dubuffet, and Needle Tower by Kenneth Snelson.

Kijk Uit Attention

The museum is currently considering the future of Kijk Uit Attention, which was previously adapted to ensure it was compliant with stricter safety requirements. For the time being, the work is opened occasionally. Currently, Kijk Uit Attention is closed. The work can be viewed but not climbed. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Hermann Maier Neustadt, WD-Spiral Part One CINEMA, 2001, photo: Eva BroekemaTicks

Low-vegetation areas in the Netherlands, which include De Hoge Veluwe National Park and the sculpture garden, are home to ticks. A tick bite is generally harmless as long as the tick is removed in time. In some cases, however, a tick bite can cause Lyme disease. In light of this, please always check yourself carefully when you have been out and about in nature. If you have been bitten, quickly remove the tick. You can find more information on the website of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment).

Bird houses to control oak processionary caterpillar

We have installed 50 bird houses in the sculpture garden to encourage birds to nest and to prey on oak processionary caterpillar. This initiative is appreciated by the birds and our visitors! The oak processionary caterpillar (Thaumethopea processionea) is the caterpillar of a moth. In May, June, and July, you may find hairy caterpillars on oak trees. Skin contact with the caterpillar’s microscopic, arrow-shaped hairs may provoke symptoms such as itching, a rash, eye irritation, or respiratory irritation. The general advice is not to walk barefoot or sit on the ground. You can find more information on the website of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) (Information currently only available in Dutch).

Images: Visitor at work by Barbara Hepworth in the sculpture garden, photo: Valerie Spanjers / Visitors in the sculpture garden, photo: Wieneke Hofland / Krijn Giezen, Kijk Uit Attention, 1986-2005, photo: Marjon Gemmeke / Hermann Maier Neustadt, WD-Spiral Part One CINEMA, 2001, photo: Eva Broekema