The tuinhuis or ‘garden house’ (shown in the fifth slide above) is a small cafe on the grounds of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
The surrounding garden was a very pretty place to rest after a long ramble around parts of the city center and the Museumplein, during a one-day travel stopover last week.
About half the area is composed of wide gravel paths around a simple boxwood parterre — which is filled with cottage annuals like variegated nasturtium and lime green flowering tobacco.
On the other side, white marble (I think) outlines the narrow planting beds. Currently, you can see a free exhibition of Calder sculptures in the garden, as well.
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2 thoughts on “Tuinhuis garden”
Cindy, did the Calder sculptures overpower the site or add to the experience of being there?
I would have to say they blended into and enhanced the garden as a whole. In fact, I realized later that I had forgotten to look at them as Calder art works and only saw them as elements of the garden design.
I love a space that can successfully combine the 17th and 20th centuries.