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Since I moved to The Netherlands there’s been a key event in the summer months in The Hague that gives me good reasons to go into town.
It’s possible to visit at any time day or night on any day of the week and totally free.
There’s an Annual sculpture exhibition that is located on a leafy fifteenth century avenue called Lange Voorhout. If you translate it literally it means for long timber but basically this walkway is a good stroll along a tree lined avenue, so the translation works well enough.
It has always had crisp white shale to walk on and a green canopy overhead. The peaceful pedestrianised section enables visitors to take time to investigate the pieces.
Each summer it becomes the home of an exhibition of imposing sculptures. Each is carefully labelled and most are large.
In my recollection they are often international and are gathered under a heading, for example, nature.
This year is no exception, it’s a French artist. And more information is here
My enthusiasm for the sculpture has an environmental angle too. I enjoy this annual event because public art is a great way to spend time and to enjoy our surroundings. Rather than buying something or using something and creating litter or waste, public art is a great way to enjoy an experience rather than possessing something.
That’s such a bonus to me!
It’s really great to be able to bring visitors to this road and enjoy sharing the experience.
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...