“The Huis voor de Kunst is a place that displays art and culture in a setting where they are meant to be shown,” begins director Jan Starke. “Art is not meant to collect dust in an attic, or be displayed in a big, empty room, under the watchful eye of security. Art belongs in a home. Art is meant to be shared.” A house full of masters The Huis voor de Kunst opened its doors three years ago in a 1930s-style villa in Veendam. The house hosts a wide variety of art from different time periods, starting from the 17th century right up to contemporary art.