Visit Piet Mondrian’s largest exhibit at Gemeente Museum Hague.

We usually stop in Amsterdam while in Netherlands although there are so many other towns and villages that worth to travel for a weekend too. It is obvious why we stop in Amsterdam, for the large selection of museums, over 50, but Hague has a great museum with amazing exhibits like this one dedicated to 100 years of De Stijl and to Piet Mondrian, its symbol.

13, Mondriaan in zijn atelier in New York (1943) Foto Fritz Glarner. Collectie RKD DH

As prices for flights to Amsterdam are quite high I propose you a flight to Eindhoven with Wizzair membership card and then take a direct Flixbus, check on http://www.goeuro.com, to Hague with prices starting at 7,5 euros one way.

I do believe it is the best option in terms of price and transit, transfer times. There is also the Charleroi option in Belgium, cheaper in terms of flight price, but it becomes expensive when adding the bus transfer to Brussels and then to Hague, more than 30 euros one way. But it is up to you if you want to spend a night in Brussels, and I strongly recommend it.

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MONDRIAN & DE STIJL

During the First World War, the Netherlands remained neutral while Europe was going up in flames. There seemed little sign of hope for the future. Yet it was precisely at that time of hostilities that the neutral Netherlands gave birth to one of the most important new art movements: De Stijl.

Ever since 2011, the Gemeentemuseum has had a complete wing devoted to Mondrian & De Stijl. After a brief interruption necessitated by the major exhibitions during the nationwide Mondrian to Dutch Design theme year, the displays in the dedicated wing are now being reinstalled. From 30 September 2017 you can visit the wing to find out all about the innovative impact of De Stijl and Piet Mondrian’s unique path to abstraction.

While many people imagine that De Stijl was cold and humourless, as if its art was made with a ruler on a drawing board, the exhibits in the special wing show that the opposite is true. Using vivid primary colours (red, yellow and blue), members of the movement produced vibrant works of art that are unconstrained and joyful, reflecting a vision of the future that was optimistic in the extreme. The displays include work not only by the movement’s founder Theo van Doesburg and by Piet Mondrian, but also by Vilmos Huszár, Bart van der Leck, J.J.P. Oud, Gerrit Rietveld, and others.

More infos https://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/en/mondrian-dutch-design-100-years-de-stijl
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