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Why Design Lovers Should Visit the Netherlands This Year

The Netherlands has always had a place on art lovers’ must-visit lists. There’s the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and works by the Dutch masters are sprinkled throughout the country. Yet there’s another art movement that’s just as important but often gets overlooked in the presence of so many other masterpieces. De Stijl (meaning “the style” in Dutch) is the minimalistic art movement that emerged in the 20th century when a pioneering group of Dutch artists and designers employed only the essentials in their work: vertical and horizontal lines and black, white, and primary colors.

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