Three Museums under one roof in the former townhal of the beautiful village of Vledder in the Netherlands. In addition to the Fake Art there are also collections of modern Glass Art and northern Dutch Art. The fake art section is the largest and also the most funny: the "Night Watch" and the "Mona Lisa" are hanging here unsupervised together in one room. You are welcome to sit on of the two "Rietveld Chairs", or touch "The Thinker" by Rodin. Furthermore, a remarkable collection of fake art of master forgers Han van Meegeren and Geert Jan Jansen.
Is it real or fake? That question is constantly when wandering between the false art. It all started with a beautiful Matisse, what turned out to be a beautiful copy of a detail of an original. To recognize a fake, you have to come from good pedigree. Good counterfeiters know exactly how to imitate ancient pigments and also the works are 'carefully' outdated. During the free tours entertaining expert guides tell all of it with a wink.
The collection of modern glass art focuses on European art from after 1945 and is on display next to the fake art in its own exhibition space. The collection focuses on works from the Netherlands, France, Italy, Poland and the Scandinavian countries.
The collection Northern Dutch art is in the museum library, with i.a. paintings of: Roessingh, Jannes de Vries, Jan Sunday, Reinhart Dozy and Eugène Charmon (pseudonym of Jan Worst) Stengelin, Torie, Wiegers.
In addition to the permanent collections, there are three times annually changing exhibitions of contemporary glass art and northern Dutch painting in its own exhibition space Museums Vledder.
Exhibition starts at 1 April 2017.
Henk Helmantel exhibits some of his still lifes in the Museums Vledder, together with work of Henk Heideveld.
Helmantel has previously exhibited at home and abroad, among others in Taiwan, USA, England, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany and Belgium.
It is exceptionally, that besides the exhibited works copies of his work can be seen. These are painted by Henk Heideveld "in the style of Helmantel". During the free tour visitors get the difference eplained in counterfeit, copy, and "in style of".
January - March
April - October
November - December
11:00 - 17:00 hrs
11:00 - 17:00 hrs
The last tour starts at 15:30 hrs at the latest, the tours are always free.
Open all public dutch holidays.
Admission Museums Vledder
Child 4 t/m 12 yrs
Groups (more then 15 visitors)
Pupils in class groups + companions
Tours and parking
Group appointments outside regular openingtimes are possible.
Please contact us for more information.
The false Mona Lisa is not for sale, but you can buy a postcard from the real. We also sell genuine art books, art, jewelry and beautiful glass art for every budget.
The entrance to the store is free, like the library, where the northern Dutch Art is exhibited. Here you can sit comfortably while enjoying a drink, read, and view all that fine things at your convenience.
Below is a selection of what we sell: