Hans Looijen, director of Het Dolhuys, says:“Think about some of the great artists, like Vincent van Gogh. Back in his day he was considered weird and crazy and now we think of him as one of the most talented painters of all time.” Although the museum does not shy away from the negativity of psychiatric disorders. “Of course that’s there as well. We want to make the subject less taboo. And it works, visitors tell us. They’re happy this story is told and that’s nice to hear.”

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