Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary Sculpture annually organizes internationally trendsetting exhibitions of contemporary sculpture at De Oude Warande park in Tilburg, the best-preserved Baroque woodland gardens in the Netherlands. Lustwarande stimulates the development, promotion and appreciation of contemporary sculpture. Since the first edition in 2000, Lustwarande has proven itself as one of the most important venues for contemporary sculpture in the Netherlands, with very high visitor numbers from the Netherlands and abroad and favorable reviews in the national and international press.

Lustwarande follows developments in sculpture at an international level. Research and experimentation, site specificity and temporality are key concepts. A large part of the artworks is produced by Lustwarande. Whenever possible it concerns international co-productions.

Over 200 artists have participated throughout the years 2000 – 2023, among them Isabelle Andriessen, Neïl Beloufa, Louise Bourgeois, Tom Burr, Nina Canell, Steven Claydon, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Elmgreen & Dragset, Sylvie Fleury, Dan Graham, Camille Henrot, Cameron Jamie, Mark Manders, Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas, Paul McCarthy, Ernesto Neto, Magali Reus, Ugo Rondinone, Maria Roosen, Not Vital, Raphaela Vogel, Franz West and Erwin Wurm.

Since 2019 Lustwarande is the statutory name of the foundation, formerly known as Fundament Foundation.

Lustwarande has a PBO-status.

RSIN: 90981 61

De Oude Warande was laid out between 1712 and 1715 by the German prince Wilhelm von Hessen-Kassel (Wilhelm VIII), at that time lord of the manor of Tilburg and Goirle. He had De Oude Warande created as a modest forest for hunting and pleasure, situated along the road from Breda to Tilburg. The word warande stems from the French varenne, which means hunting- or pleasure-garden. The main design is a ‘sterrenbos’ (a ‘star wood’, or a wood with paths forming the shape of a star), with the paths of the four quadrants laid out as four different geometric shapes, and so making the woodlands into a maze. After being landscaped, pleasure gardens of this kind were usually enlivened with mythical sculptures, grottoes, fountains and ponds, which provided a setting for fêtes galantes. No traces of statues have ever been found in De Oude Warande and it is not known whether it was ever intended that statues should be installed. Shortly before the realisation of the park Wilhelm VIII left Tilburg.
In 1952, the city council of Tilburg became the owner of De Oude Warande. Between 1989 and 2010 work has been taking place on a complete restoration of the original Baroque design.


artistic director
Chris Driessen

managing director
Heidi van Mierlo

marketing & PR
Marieke Ordelmans

Marie-Thérèse van de Kamp
Heidi van Mierlo

Wiseguys – Urban Art Projects

production assistence
Tommy van der Loo
Ton Remmers
Henk Visser

Jan Heerkens
Ton Remmers

public support
Trudi van de Berg
Francy Bruschinski
Isabel Davidson
Ton Remmers
Marianne van Terheijden

guided tours
Sanne Evertz
Esther Heitzer
Tommy van der Loo
Marika Taborsky

Charlotte Fijen
Hidde van Greuningen

Laura Watkinson

graphic design

Gert Jan van Rooij

video & editing
Maddance Productions

John Stokmans, chair
Jannie Mooren, secretary
Max Oostelbos, treasurer
Lucien Kuijsters

The board is honorary.

Committee of Recommendation
Nicholas Baume director Public Art Fund, New York
Brigitte Bloksma director Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague
Tom Claassen artist, Breda
Ann Demeester director Kunsthaus Zurich
Söke Dinkla director Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Wim van de Donk Rector Magnificus Tilburg University
Piet Hein Eek industrial designer, Eindhoven
Sjarel Ex former director Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Guido Geelen artist, Tilburg
Antony Gormley artist, London
Jacqueline Grandjean director Het Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch
Xavier Hufkens founding gallery director, Brussels
Anish Kapoor artist, London
Hicham Khalidi dean Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Maxine Kopsa dean De Ateliers, Amsterdam
Joep van Lieshout artist, Rotterdam
Mark Manders artist, Ronse
Sohrab Mohebbi director Sculpture Centre, New York
Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen director De Pont Museum, Tilburg
Johan Pas director Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Lisette Pelsers former director Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
Emily Pethick dean Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
Timo de Rijk director Design Museum, Den Bosch
Ugo Rondinone artist, New York
Martijn Sanders collector, Amsterdam
Rob van Steen director Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
Susanne Swarts director Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
Ranti Tjan former director Royal Acadamy for the Arts, Den Haag
Steven Vandervelden director STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound, Louvain
Henk Visch artist, Eindhoven/Berlin
Fons Welters founding gallery director, Amsterdam
Theo Weterings mayor of the city of Tilburg
Sara Weyns director Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp
Godfrey Worsdale director Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds
Financial supporters and partners

Financial supporters


Become a friend

Lustwarande can only come about with the valued support of you, our audience. Your support directly benefits our international programme. As a Friend of Lustwarande you contribute to these activities every year and you are part of a group of lovers of contemporary sculpture in the best preserved star-shaped forest in the Netherlands.

If you would like to become a Friend of Lustwarande, please contact us.

Lustwarande has a PBO status.

RSIN: 0090981 61


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Annual reports

When is Lustwarande open?

This year's season opens 7 July and runs through 6 October.

Where can I park my car?

You can park your car for free at the carpark of Auberge du Bonheur, Bredaseweg 441.

Are there guided tours?

Yes, you can take part in a scheduled guided tour or book a private guided tour. For more information please look at our Visitors page.

Can Lustwarande be visited on bike?

Yes, but it is recommended to visit the exhibition strolling.

Can the exhibition be visited in a wheelchair?

Yes, all sculptures can be seen but unfortunately not all works can be viewed up close when seated in a wheelchair.

Are dogs allowed in the park?

Yes, as long as they are on a leash.

What about the presence of processionary caterpillars in the park?

There are practically no processionary caterpillars in the park and trees that have or had them are all clearly marked. None of the paths with marked trees have to be strolled to see the exhibition.


Lustwarande - Platform for Contemporary Sculpture
park De Oude Warande
Bredaseweg 441

postal address
Postbus 363
5000 AJ Tilburg

Lange Nieuwstraat 237a
5041 DE Tilburg

T +31 (0)13 545 7573

Privacy policy

Responsible Party

Lustwarande Foundation with place of business at Lange Nieuwstraat 237a, 5041 DE Tilburg, is responsible for processing personal particulars as reproduced in this privacy statement.
Contact details:
Lange Nieuwstraat 237a, 5041 DE Tilburg
+31(0)13 545 7573
Send Heidi van Mierlo, who is officially responsible for data protection at Lustwarande Foundation, an email at if you need to get in touch with us.

1. The kinds of personal particulars we process

Because you use our services and/or you have provided us with your personal particulars directly, Lustwarande Foundation processes them. The following list is a summary of the kinds of personal particulars we process.

  • NAW particulars
  • IP address
  • Details of your activity on our website
  • Details about your surfing behaviour across a variety of different websites if, for example, a company forms part of an advertising network
  • Kind of internet browser and administrative machinery.

The kind of special and/or sensitive data we process

In making available our website and/or service to you, we do not intend to collect data about visitors younger than 16 years of age without consent from their parents or guardian. As we have no means of checking whether a visitor is in fact older than 16, we advise parents to involve themselves in their children’s online activity so as to preclude child data being collected without parental consent. Where you are convinced we have been collecting data about minors without any such consent, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by email at and we will delete the data right away.

2. Our purpose and grounds for processing data

Lustwarande Foundation processes data for the following purposes:

  • Completing your payments
  • Sending you our newsletter and/or invitations
  • Keeping track of your surfing behaviour across various different websites so that we can match our products and services to your particular needs.

3. Automated decision-making

Lustwarande Foundation does not use automated processing to make decisions that can have far-reaching consequences for people. Here we are dealing with decisions that computer programs or systems make without first going through another person, for example an employee at Lustwarande Foundation. The kinds of computer programs or systems Lustwarande Foundation uses are: Mailchimp.

4. How long do we keep your personal data?

At Lustwarande Foundation we keep your personal data no longer than strictly necessary to realise our goals. We do not keep your personal data for any longer than a period of two years.

5. Sharing personal data with third parties

Lustwarande Foundation does not supply third parties with personal data unless this is needed to implement our agreement with you or to fulfil a statutory requirement.

6. Kinds of cookies, or comparable codes we use

Lustwarande Foundation uses functional, analytic and tracking cookies. A cookie is a small piece of code that we store on your computer, tablet or smartphone browser the first time you visit our website. Lustwarande Foundation uses cookies whose functionality is purely technical. These ensure our website works properly and we can remember your preferences. We also use these cookies to ensure the website works properly and in the best possible way. In addition, we place cookies that remember your surfing behaviour so that we can offer you tailored content and adverts suited to your needs. When you first visit our website we inform you about these cookies and ask your consent before installing them. You can check out from cookies by adjusting your internet browser so it no longer stores them. Besides this, if you go to settings, you can always delete any information stored earlier.

7. The right to inspect, adjust or delete

You have the right to inspect, correct or delete your personal data. Besides this, you have the right to withdraw the consent you gave Lustwarande Foundation for processing your personal data or to make a complaint objecting to the processing of your personal data and you have the right to have your personal data transferred. That means you can submit a request to have the personal data about you that we have at our disposal sent to you or to any other organisation you care to name in the form of a computer file. Send an email to to request to inspect, correct, delete, transfer your personal data or withhold your consent or object to the processing of your personal data. So as to be certain that you submitted the request to inspect, we ask you to send us proof of identity together with your request. To protect your privacy, blacken your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, i.e. the strip with numbers at the bottom of your passport), passport number and Citizen Service Number (BSN). We react ASAP but never later than four weeks to your request. Lustwarande Foundation would like to draw your attention to the fact that you also have the right to submit a complaint to the national supervision agency, the Personal Data Authority. You can do this by clicking on this link.

8. How we protect personal data

Lustwarande Foundation is serious about protecting your personal data and takes appropriate measures to combat abuse, loss, unauthorised access, undesirable publication and unlawful alteration. If you think your data is not being properly protected or there is reason to believe abuse has taken place, get in touch right away with us at
This Privacy Statement was last updated on June 4th 2019.


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Technical realisation
François Girard-Meunier