Inspiration for the Van Woelderen Park
The realisation of a park is often the result of the creative force of architects who have a special experience and knowledge of nature and landscape. It is astounding when these architects have the gift of foresight when looking at the future. These sculptors of greenery have a clear and obvious view of the surroundings. What is growing and flowering in the vicinity they combine with an understanding of history, architecture and space availability. Just like a Michelangelo in sculpture, a Beethoven in music and a van Gogh in painting they are looking for challenges not knowing that they would be leaving inspiring breakthroughs for the coming generations.
As a nature lover, C.A. Van Woelderen had awe and had personally experienced parks in large, fashionable cities.
Jan David Zocher jr.
February 12, 1791 – July 8, 1870
Frederick Law Olmsted
April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903
Jac P. Thijsse
July 25, 1865 – January 8, 1945
C.A. van Woelderen
July 12, 1877 – January 30, 1951
September 7, 1902 – June 28, 1995