There is art in abundance in the former colony. Where Veenhuizen previously focused on hard labour on the peat bog or in the workshops of the asylums, today there is space for the creation of art. Ceramics, painting, etching, sculptures… in Veenhuizen you will find studios and galleries full of treasures.

In fact, art can also be found outdoors, sometimes on a large scale and in places where you might not expect, for example in De Tuinen van Weldadigheid (The Gardens of Humanitarianism). From time to time there are temporary expositions. These almost always have a special setting in one of the monumental buildings of Veenhuizen or in the Overtuinen, gardens of the former director’s residences of the colony.

The agenda on this website shows what is coming up with regard to art.

Some studios can only be visited by appointment. The shops and businesses page gives more information about opening hours and contact information for the different studios and galleries in Veenhuizen