Museum Geelvinck at Kolthoorn House & Gardens

Temporarily closed for public, due to maintenance work.

Museum Geelvinck at Kolthoorn House & Gardens: Kamperweg 23, 8181 CS Heerde

Kolthoorn House & Gardens is the country estate near the village of Heerde in the Northern part of the Veluwe Region. The villa was built around 1880. The state dates back to the 17th century and beyond and covered the entire hamlet of Kolthoorn and its adjacent woodland and heathland areas (now Landgoed Boshoven).

In 1899, the then internationally renowned painter Jan Kleintjes (1872-1955) and his wife, the paintress Hedwig Kleintjes-van Osselen (1871-1936), moved into the main house with its large garden. They transformed it into an artist’s paradise with a large studio (1904) and a beautifully landscaped garden. Heerde had become an artists’ hub and the Kleintjes’ country estate was its focal point. Performances were organised regularly.

Museum Geelvinck has its roots in the house, which, after Jan Kleintjes had passed away in 1955, became the home of the Buisman family. The office and depot of Museum Geelvinck have also been located there for several decades. Since 2020, ten period pianos from the 18th and 19th centuries have found their place in the large studio.

Visits by appointment only.

Starting June 2023 guided tours can be booked to visit the artist’s grand atelier and the garden.

Participant Citta Slow Heerde.