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Getting to the Kroller-Muller Museum? (Otterlo, Holland)

Getting to the Kroller-Muller Museum? (Otterlo, Holland)

May 17th, 2007, 07:47 AM
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ivee does just that above - i don't think there are an awful lot actually near the park or at least i didn't see much of anything though there are some large campgrounds.
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May 22nd, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Try HollandBookings.com. A site in many languages where you will find several hotels. I have been several times to 'Oranjeoord', nearby is also 'Echoput' (more expensive with a Gourmet restaurant).
Even closer are:
Boutique Hotel Sterrenberg in Otterlo,
Bilderberg Hotel Wolfheze in Wolfheze,
Bilderberg Hotel de Buunderkamp also in Wolfheze.

Of course when we were in Oranjeoord we took the day for biking to the National Park. as I said before you don't need an olympic shape, the country is so flat!
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Jun 13th, 2007, 06:55 AM
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Reporting back--I did do it as a daytrip from Amsterdam and ALMOST had it go off without a hitch thanks to the website I mentioned earlier in the thread. Took train to Ede-Wageningen, picked up the bus there to Otterlo, got the bus in Otterlo that goes to the park/museum...so far all's well...but at the park entrance, the driver stopped the bus and said we had to pay entrance to the park before we could go to the museum. So I and a handful of other foreign tourists got off the bus to the park ticket booth. The bus drove off and left!! So it was either walk or bike there. Thank goodness Holland is flat, because I haven't biked in 20 years. Thank goodness also that I wore jeans on the off-chance I might end up doing exactly that. I was pretty miffed by the time I got to the museum. The bus drove from the park entrance to the museum, and about four people stayed on the bus (Dutch people who knew something I didn't, I suspect), so I don't get why the driver said get off. There's a ticket to buy at the museum that's just for the museum. I tried to tell the driver I only wanted the museum and not the park, but he made me get off anyway. It was all very odd.

The way back was easier because a nice man at the museum told me where to find the oddly placed bus stop to catch the bus back to Otterlo, without having to bike or walk back to the park entrance. That stop is round the corner from the museum, 5 mins walk.

It's the goofiest public transport set-up I've ever seen. Definitely easier to rent a car, and if I hadn't been by myself, I would have. I almost wondered if it was deliberately hard to keep hordes of crazed foreign tourists from descending on the park/museum. Only the most dedicated van Gogh fans are going to bother.
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Jun 13th, 2007, 06:57 AM
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It's 3 kilometers from the park entrance to the museum, by the way. So it's not like it's a short walk or bike ride. Luckily I was there on a weekday morning when there weren't any Dutch people on the bike path to laugh at me poking along. ;-)
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Jun 13th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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DejaVu- sorry about that of course but i did the same route a few years ago and stayed on the bus right to the museum - no one said get off at the entrance so hopefully it doesn't always happen.
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Feb 26th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I went to Kroller Muller today from utrecht. the journey was a bit arduous as some people have predicted. I used 9292.nl which does have english now, but the connections were pretty bad from Ede/Wacheninge station. I got the 108 bus from the station to Otterlo, and was hoping to get the 400 up to the museum but the one that was waiting at the Otterlo stop had a driver who unhelpfully said that no one could get on and we had to wait for the next one, with no explanation. I decided to walk, which was pretty easy, and of course the same bus with the same driver sailed past me at the half way point. Anyway, I had a lovely day with biking around and a great walk around the sculpture garden and museum. To me it was worth it. The bad bit was the end - I showed up with a couple of minutes to spare back at the entrance where I came in, dropped the bike and waited for the 400 bus back to Otterlo. After 15 minutes I surmised that the bus must have gone past early so I missed it. They are hourly, and it was the last one (at 17:49), so I had to walk to Otterlo and of course I missed the 108 connection back to Ede and there is only 1 per hour. Still, I had a nice beer in one of the bars in Otterlo. Of course I made sure I was plenty early at the bus stop, and sure enough the bus was 6 minutes early, but this time the driver waited at the stop.

Next time I would just make sure I leave plenty of time and not rely on the 400 bus. The difficulty is that the museum and sculpture garden shut much earlier than the rest of the park, so the temptation is to go to the museum first and for a nice long ride afterwards, but it is quite difficult to judge how long it is going to take you to get back. I guess the solution is to go earlier, do the biking around, and then get the bus straight from the museum nearest to closing time.
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Nov 4th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Thanks for all your info guys! I was able to find the closest train station---it's Ede-Wageningen and takes about 54 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal. Change trains at Utrecht and then get the train going in the direction of Arnhem. As of 4 Nov 2012, the price for a day return is €25.40 in 2nd Class,€43.20 1st Class, according to the Netherlands Raiilway website (www.ns.nl).

Actually, I may just stay in a hotel nearby for a couple of days, so I can enjoy biking in the park in addition to visiting the museum.
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Nov 28th, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Chris - there are direct Amsterdam to Ede-Wegeningen every half hour - no need to change in Utrecht - the Amsterdam C to Arnhem train goes directly to Ede-W.
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