Be inspired by the magic of Carel Willink and Ruurlo Castle

Be inspired by the magic of Carel Willink and Ruurlo Castle

Ruurlo Castle is the second location of Museum MORE. The museum collection focuses on the life and work of the master artist Carel Willink. The exhibition shows the development of an artist searching his way, and who grew to become a truly extraordinary painter. In addition to 45 works by Carel Willink, five special creations by fashion designer Fong Leng are on show.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
Ruurlo Castle is closed on Mondays as well as on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day (January 1).

Contact information:
Adress: Vordenseweg 2, 7261 LZ Ruurlo, The Netherlands
Navigation address parking: Stapeldijk 1, Ruurlo
Phone: +31 (0) 575-760300 | Email:

Adults: € 12.50
Youth (6-18 years): € 5.50
Children (0-5 years): Free

About the exhibition

Carel Willink is the accomplished master of neorealism. In his early years, the artist experimented with abstract art. As time passed, he began more and more to discover his own style, with monumental landscapes, architectural backdrops and ominous skyscapes. Through this development, Carel Willink grew to become an unequalled artist with a technically perfect, elegant and mysterious oeuvre.

The castle

The unique Ruurlo Castle lies in the richly wooded Achterhoek region of the eastern Netherlands. It is one of the region’s most beautiful castles and is surrounded by a beautiful and lush English landscaped garden. Ruurlo Castle itself has also reached a very respectable age. Its name appears in archives as far back as the fourteenth century.
A visit to this historic site is a magical experience. A ticket to the museum entitles you to explore the rooms of the castle. And for those who do not wish to visit the museum, the surrounding English landscaped gardens and the restaurant, Oranjerie Ruurlo, are open to the public.

Museum MORE - Kasteel Ruurlo - Achterhoek - Fong-Leng creaties - mode - Foto Eva Broekema

A unique day out

The special mix of magical paintings by top artist Carel Willink, the architecture from different centuries, the orangery and the beautiful countryside of the Achterhoek make a visit to Ruurlo Castle a unique day out. In and around Ruurlo, there are lovely opportunities for walking and cycling, taking in idyllic wooded paths and villages. The nearby cities of Zutphen, Deventer and Doetinchem are full of character, offering excellent opportunities for shopping and dining. And close to the castle, there are many cosy restaurants and B&Bs where you can bring your visit to the Achterhoek to a perfect end.

Museum MORE - Kasteel Ruurlo - Achterhoek - Dagje uit - Foto Eva Broekema

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