The Hoge Veluwe National Park has existed since 1935. With 5400 hectares it is the largest private estate, and one of the largest nature reserves in the Netherlands. Founders of the park are Anton and Helene Kröller-Müller, also founders of the museum and the Kröller-Müller collection. The park is still privately owned and an independent foundation, which makes only limited use of government subsidies. The park is almost entirely dependent on paying visitors for its survival.
Bringing together nature and art was one of the main goals of the Kröller-Müller spouses when they founded their estate. The national park contains an overwhelming diversity of nature. The various landscapes of the old Veluwe continually alternate with heathland, grassy plains and the well-known shifting sands. But the veluwe also distinguishes itself with its rich collection of architecture and art, throughout the park, and especially in the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller, special buildings and expressions of art can be found.