The Kröller-Müller Museum is a state museum located in Otterlo, in the heart of a Nature reserve. The name of the museum derives from Helene Kröller-Müller, a great art collector, wife of a wealthy industrialist who was among the first to recognize the genius of Vincent van Gogh by purchasing his paintings. Helene and her husband purchased some 12.000 works of art between 1907 and 1922, thereby building one of the largest private collections of the twentieth century.
The Kröller-Müller Museum now has the second largest collection in the world of Vincent van Gogh's works. The Kröller-Müller Museum also houses other significant works such as those by Piet Mondriaan, Bart van der Leck, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Odilon Redon and Pablo Picasso. Also famous is its one of Europe’s largest sculpture garden, which includes works by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Jean Dubuffet, Mark di Suvero, Barbara Hepworth, Richard Serra, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Marta Pan and Umberto Boccioni.