Sunday, 11 May 2008

The Hague - "Beelden aan Zee" Museum


There's an amazing museum of sculptures (modern art but not only) on the coastal part of the City called "Beelden aan Zee" (literally: Sculptures on Sea). The exposing part of the building has entirely been dug into the dunes. Only natural light comes in through parts of the roof and windows giving the sculptures (in bronze, marble, alloy, steel and other materials) an extra touch. From the main windows you just see sand while overlooking the North Sea. Their enormous collection in stunning and is worthwhile a visit. Just take the tram from the city-centre which brings you close to it. Afterwards have a stroll along the windly shore for some really fresh air but try to avoid crowdy July and August.

7 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I try to always visit those who visit my blog and leave a comment.

Thanks for your visit to my blog and for the nice comments you left there about my furry mother.

She was so special to us that we considered her one of our own. She raised four and they thrived. I still miss them.

Your post today is marvelous and the photo of the sculpture is really nice. I don't often appreciate modern art but this seems to be right up my alley.

Matthieu said...

I like modern art. I wish I could afford such a sculpture.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Abraham. It is a real pleasure for the eye and for the soul visiting your blogs!

Blognote said...

I totally agree with you, Matthieu!

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Blognote said...

Thank you, Around the world!

monoblog said...

Very clever composition and wonderful light. Thanks for sharing Diederick...