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10 years Museum Villa Mondriaan –

Anniversary month of May activities


Sunday 21 May: Villa Mondriaan treats: free entrance for everyone

On Sunday, May 21, Villa Mondriaan exists exactly 10 years. On this festive day we give everyone the opportunity to visit the museum for free. In the afternoon musical entertainment will be provided by Benjamin de Groot. We invite everyone to enjoy Mondriaan Coffee, Mondriaan beer or wine at Café Mondriaan!

Sunday, May 21 11.00 a.m. – 17.00 p.m.


Flash tour / Free

Because it’s our birthday, we are treating our visitors to flash tours throughout the month of May! Every day at 11:30 a.m. you can join us. Accompanied by a tour guide, you’ll get a short tour of the museum. You will be taken past the work of the Mondriaan family, Marjolein Rothman and the special story of Bas Timmers of Sheltersuit.

There is no need to sign up for a flash tour. Please note that the flash tour does not include museum admission.


The children’s art club is starting up again!

On May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24 and May 31 it is time again: the Children’s Art Club!

On five Wednesday afternoons in the studio of the museum we will search for the artist in ourselves. We start the workshop with an inspiration tour through the museum and visit the exhibition of Sheltersuit and Marjolein Rothman. Using natural materials found in and around the museum’s garden, we will paint, paint and create textile art. The cost is €7,50 per participant per workshop. Each workshop starts at 15:00 and ends at 16:30. Sign up quickly because there is limited space!

May 17: 3 spots available

Register quickly at educatie@villamondriaan.nl or click here to sign up.


The Walking Trip Card!

Want to learn more about Pete’s time in Winterswijk and how this environment inspired him? Then join the Mondriaan Walk and the Village Walk. A guide from Het Gilde will take you on an adventure and tell you about Piet’s life and the history of Winterswijk. With the strippenkaart you can join two walks in the month of May. Are you short on time and would you rather join one walk? That is also possible!

Sunday 7 May Mondriaan Walk 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Sunday 14 May Village walk 11.30 a.m. – 13.00 p.m.

Sunday 21 May Mondriaan walk 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Sunday 28 May Village walk 11.30 a.m.  – 13.00 p.m.

Sign up via the link below or on the day at the museum, but please note: full = full! The cost for the walk does not include museum admission. You can pick up the strip ticket after registering at the museum entrance on the first day you participate.

Click here to sign up for the Mondriaan Walk!

Click here to sign up for the village walk!


Piet’s Painting Academy

In an exclusive series of four painting courses, artist Vic Hulshof takes you on a journey through the life of Piet in Winterswijk. At various locations in and around Museum Villa Mondriaan, participants will slip into the painter’s shoes. Like Piet, you will first make a drawing study in the studio. We will go outside to put the surroundings of Winterswijk on canvas, and you will get the unique opportunity to paint the Villa Mondriaan family. All this under the inspiring guidance of Vic Hulshof.

Saturday 13 May 13.00 am – 15.30 am

Sunday 21 May 13 13.00 am – 15.30 am

Saturday May 27 13.00 am – 15.30 am

Sunday 4 juni 13.00 am – 15.30 am

Registration via the link below. Please note: full = full! The exclusive series of 4 courses costs 120,00 €. This price does not include the museum entrance fee. The individual course units can also be booked separately for 35,00 € per person.

Click here to register!

Villa Mondriaan, the home of a world icon in the making – Lecture Caroline Schuurman

May 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the opening of Museum Villa Mondriaan. That the museum was not there overnight is well known, but what preceded it? How do you actually start a museum? Caroline Schuurman tells in her lecture about everything that was involved. We find out more about the people who found each other in their love for art and who made a strong commitment to keep Piet Mondriaan’s legacy alive in Winterswijk. She tells about the various initiatives that came about, such as the Mondrian House Foundation, the Mondriaan Winterswijk Foundation and eventually Villa Mondriaan.

Sunday 14 May 14.00 am

Sign up via the link below or on the day itself at the museum, but please note: full = full! You can join for free during the museum visit.

Click here to sign up!

Dining at the venue: at the table of Nel Schellekens

To mark the 10th anniversary of Museum Villa Mondriaan, ‘head to toe chef’ Nel Schellekens is providing a unique, culinary experience. Entirely tailored to the works of art by the young Piet Mondrian, Schellekens created a tasting menu for Villa Mondriaan. Champagne, hay and oranges: all the flavours and aromas can be traced back to the world-famous painter’s depiction and material. Stroll through the museum and enjoy all the special dishes! The dishes suffice as a full dinner and are served with about three drinks. The price of €60 includes museum admission. After dinner, there will be an opportunity to have a drink in the museum café.

Friday 26 mei 19:00 – 21:00 p.m.

Click here to sign up!

Listening lecture: A musical journey through the life of Piet Mondriaan

What music was being played when Piet arrived in Winterswijk? What did he and his friends dance to when he lived in Paris? And what role did Boogiewoogie music play in the creation of Piet’s last work “Victory Boogie Woogie” from 1944? Come listen to Charly Rozenberg’s musical lecture at Café Mondriaan. While enjoying a drink, he will take you through Piet’s musical lifeline.

Friday, May 12, 19.00 – 20.00 am in Café Mondriaan

Register via the link below or on the day itself at the museum, but please note: full = full! The cost of the musical lecture does not include museum admission.

Sign up here for the listening lecture!

Wine tasting at Café Mondriaan

Café Mondriaan likes to work with local suppliers! We are fortunate to be able to source the tastiest drinks from the immediate area. Together with our visitors, we like to get acquainted with the award-winning wines of Wijngaard Hesselink. Inspired ambassadors of the vineyard will be present during this cozy tasting to introduce you to a carefully selected selection of Winterswijk drinks.

Friday 19 May 19.00 – 20.00 Wine tasting with Hesselink

Sign up for the wine tasting! It is possible to purchase your personal favorite on the spot. The cost for the wine tasting is €15 per person. Sign up here for the wine tasting!

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