We have set up a centre for art, design & nature, a place to stimulate your senses, to make people aware of all the artistic beauty nature has to offer and of the influence nature has on art. Just outside Crayke we spotted an ideal location for our idea.

So what is going on at Dutch house?
A café with an arts & crafts shop. A diverse mix of art from local artists is for sale or just there for you to enjoy whilst having a cup of tea. In the café you can enjoy real Dutch specialities (pancakes, stroopwafels, etc) The courtyard offers comfortable seating and displays sculptures and plants. The whole setting is surrounded by an ecological sculpture garden, a perfect place to unwind, learn about ecological gardening and admire the cohesion between art and nature. There will be a kids nature zone in the garden. In the large art studio we offer a variety of courses/workshops involving art & nature, give lectures on specific topics, organise exhibitions and ‘after school’ projects / kids' clubs / children's parties! We will also offer Holiday experiences, involving art or nature. For example: wildlife sketching, field painting trip on the moors, garden tours, etc.

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February 02, 2010

Planning permission!

Last week we received our planning permission for Dutch house!
We are very pleased with this achievement and are now even more focussed on getting it started. Although things have taken us a bit longer than expected we are keen on opening our doors on the first of May. We really need to push the boat out now!
More news very, very soon.


  1. Well done!
    Great to hear about your plans, sounds really exciting.I will keep looking at your progress
    and would be keen to get involved as I have an art background.
    There is definately room for short art based courses and learning for leisurein this area.
    Paula Manfield

  2. Geweldig ! Proficiat !

    liefs, Ricky