Singer Laren consists of a museum, villa, sculpture garden and theater. The American couple Anna and William Singer built the Villa De Wilde Zwanen here in Laren at the beginning of the last century. Here they received their friends, including many artists. Together they brought together an impressive art collection. In 1956 a museum and a theater were built on the villa.
The museum has changing exhibitions. The Singer collection includes works from the period 1880-1950 by artists such as Anton Mauve, Jan Sluijters, Kees van Dongen, Leo Gestel and Bart van der Leck. In addition to paintings and works on paper, the collection contains a number of beautiful images, including seven works by Auguste Rodin. With this, Singer can boast of the largest collection of this sculptor in the Netherlands, culminating in De Denker.
The theater offers a varied program including drama, cabaret, musicals, classical music, children's performances and lectures. Click here for more information.
The sculpture garden, which is freely accessible, was designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf and is decorated with sculptures by contemporary Dutch artists who investigate the relationship between culture and nature. Each work of art connects with nature in its own way.
How to visit the Singer Laren Museum with your City Card
To visit this location with your City Card, you must reserve a time slot in advance. Book a time slot via this link , select your time slot and choose the 'I amsterdam City Card' ticket during checkout. Make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.
From Amsterdam, Singer Laren can be reached by car within 30 minutes. In addition, it is also easily accessible by public transport. For visitors there are twelve electric shared bicycles from the Blaricum bus station (at the Tergooi Hospital). From the bus station you can easily reach Singer Laren on this bike. You can read more about this on the website of Singer Laren.