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Look Out Attention! - National Park the Hoge Veluwe
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Heideroosjes
N 52° 05.957 E 005° 48.252
31U E 692064 N 5775790
Quick Description: Look Out Attention! is a work of art and lookout staircase, designed by Krijn Giezen in the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum, situated in Dutch National Park the Hoge Veluwe.
Location: Gelderland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 9/5/2018 8:21:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ3FQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 0

Long Description:
Attention! Climbing this lookout staircase is not for free! To visit the lookout staircase you have to pay entrance for both the National Park (at the gates) and the Kröller-Müller Museum! For actual fees, look at this website: (visit link)

National Park the Hoge Veluwe is easily accessible by car and public transport. From the entrances you can then choose from many cycling, hiking and riding trails and paved highways.

Tip: for a detailed map (€ 2.50) you can visit our webshop or at the entrances of the Park and at the Visitor Center.

De Hoge Veluwe National Park is located between Arnhem, Ede and Apeldoorn. The entrances to the Park are located in Hoenderloo, Otterlo and Schaarsbergen. Otterlo is the busiest, so we recommend using Schaarsbergen or Hoenderloo entrance.

Adresses:

Entrance Otterlo
Houtkampweg 9
6731 AV
(GPS: 52.102841,5, 5.787255)

Entrance Hoenderloo
Houtkampweg 13
7352 TC
(GPS: 52.1182267, 5.872661)

Entrance Schaarsbergen
Koningsweg 17
6816 TC

Visitor Center
Houtkampweg 9c
6731 AV Otterlo

Distances to the Visitor Center: Hoenderloo: 4 km, Otterlo: 3 km and Schaarsbergen: 10 km.

Information from this website: (visit link)

Adres Kröller-Müller Museum:
Houtkampweg 6
6731 AW Otterlo

The above mentioned coördinates are from the entrance of the museum. You can find the staircase, named Look Out Attention! in the sculpture garden, number 139 on the plan: (visit link)

Opening hours:
Tuesday through Sunday 10.00 to 17.00 hrs (the sculpture garden closed at 16.30 hrs). The museum is closed on Mondays.

Look Out Attention:
Designed by: Krijn Giezen (1939 - 2011)
Name of the work of art: Look Out Attention!, 1986-2005
Materials: Hardwood (basralocus), concrete

Within the period April until November, you can climb the stairway during Dutch school holidays and on national holidays (see below). During bad weather conditions the work will be closed.

Above the trees

Krijn Giezen designed Kijk Uit Attention (Look Out Attention) as an ‘unconventional walk through the woods’. The walk consists of a path that begins at the sculpture Gewei (Antlers) by John Raedecker and leads to an 87 metre-long stairway that extends above the trees on the Franse berg.

Additional features

Due to tightened safety regulations, the museum was required to provide the stairway with structural safety features. These have altered the character of the artwork and how it functions in the sculpture garden.

Occasionally opened

The museum is currently considering the future of Kijk Uit Attention. For the time being, the work is opened occasionally.

Opening hours 2018, between 11.00 and 16.00 hrs:
27 April until 6 May
10 May (Ascension Day) until 13 May
19 until 21 May, Pentecost
7 July until 2 September
13 October until 28 October

Please note: during bad weather conditions the work will be closed.

The lookout staircase of Krijn Giezen on the French mountain is 87 meters long and has a slope of 31 degrees. Via the 270 steps it goes to a height of 52 meters. The concrete staircase on the slope of the hill passes between the trees in a wooden staircase that ends in the air above the treetops of National Park De Hoge Veluwe. The French mountain is one of the 77 official highlights of the Netherlands. Until the commissioning of the stairs, the top of the hill was reached via a winding path. Giezen replaced this path through the straight staircase from the lowest point of the Sculpture Garden. The 17 meter long wooden staircase can be extended and thus grow with the trees.

The artist followed with his design the existing north-south-oriented line of sight that Helene Kröller-Müller (founder and namegiver of the museum) had built at the time and of which she marked the starting point in 1930 with the sculpture "Antlers" by John Raedecker. Giezen not only brought the line to the attention, but also put it in the shape of the staircase.

Information from this website: (visit link)

More information you can find here (only Dutch): (visit link)
Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 170.00

Difficulty:

Opening times and fees:
Opening hours 2018, between 11.00 and 16.00 hrs: 27 April until 6 May 10 May (Ascension Day) until 13 May 19 until 21 May, Pentecost 7 July until 2 September 13 October until 28 October Attention! Climbing this lookout staircase is not for free! To visit the lookout staircase you have to pay entrance for both the National Park (at the gates) and the Kröller-Müller Museum! For actual fees, look at this website: https://www.hogeveluwe.nl/nl/bezoek-het-park/entreeprijzen


Parking Area: N 52° 05.957 E 005° 48.252

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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