The Hoge Veluwe National Park
The history of De Hoge Veluwe National Park is full of idealism and vision - The Park is a cultural heritage formed early in the twentieth century by the married couple Anton and Helene Kröller-Müller. Anton was a successful businessman. He was passionate about hunting and therefore, as from 1909, purchased De Hoge Veluwe hunting ground, in phases. Helene was an enthusiastic art collector. Together Anton and Helene pursued an ideal: uniting nature and art in the interests of the common good. Foundations - In the period 1909-1923, the foundations for the current Park were laid. The Park was fenced off and animals brought in (mouflons, red deer and wild boar). The family's residence, Jachthuis Sint Hubertus was built and visual works of art purchased. This period also saw the start of the construction of a museum for the art collection.