Over the years the landscape of the Land of Leeghwater has inspired a large number of artists. This is why many artists live and work here. The Land of Leeghwater also is the birth place of two well-known Dutch artists whose life and work are now celebrated in a museum. In Grootschermer,view the work of internationally renowned artist Nic Jonk (1928 – 1994) in the Museum and Sculpture Garden Nic Jonk. The Museum Betje Wolf in Middenbeemster owes its name to its most famous occupant, the writer Elisabeth Wolff (1738 – 1804). Inside the museum is a reconstruction of the room in which she wrote her work. You can also admire a great number of period rooms, decorated in different styles.
The many art galleries and sculpture gardens of the Land of Leeghwater are open almost every day, and during the tourist season many historic churches are also open to the public. Here a variety of collections by Dutch and foreign artists are on view. Two art & bicycle routes take you to these sights.