2+ hours from Geilenkirchen (but the Cuijk flea market is on the way back if you make it a weekend trip!)
If you haven’t heard of Anton Pieck, then google the name and find some of his pictures. They are fun, whimsical, and purely Dutch, capturing the humor and sentiment in every day life. His watercolors are so beautiful.
Hattem, NL 8051
Tel: 0031-038-444 21 92
Hours: All year: Tues-Sat 1000-1700; 1 May – 1 Nov: also Mon 1300-1700; July and Aug: also Sunday from 1300-1700. Closed on Queen’s Day (April 30), Easter, Pinksterdag, Christmas, and New Year.
The town itself of Hattem is quite charming as well. If you want to make a leisurely weekend of this, it’s entirely possible. http://www.information.ronduithattem.nl/