Longing for times gone by? To the time when everything was still pure nature? Rivers still flowed clearly through Dutch lowlands. The Seven Seas could be navigated free of plastic soup. Longing for green, lush meadows with peacefully grazing cows, then not yet the “black sheep” of climate-damaging agriculture. Deforestation and acid rain, who had heard of it?
The time of old facades, authentic and untouched for centuries, now broken out, sacrificed to commerce. Winter after winter centimeters thick natural ice. We are now experiencing the longest Elfstedentochtless period ever and many ice masters – and with them their knowledge – have retired.
Time to indulge yourself with the artworks with us. They remind us of the age of our grandparents, when everything seemed uncomplicated and natural. “How it used to be” is not only of historical value but brings us comfort and hope.
Moreover, art in the home is simply one of the most beautiful decorations of your life. Every day, close, <1.5 m, or far, > 1.5 m. At the distance you decide, as long as you want.
If you want to see certain works of art in an enclosed space, please call in advance. We are happy to hang it on the wall for you.
Simonis & Buunk Fine Paintings is a family business established in 1927 with three galleries in the centre of the Netherlands, on the Notaris Fischerstraat in Ede. For four generations we have purchased and sold paintings of high and middle-high quality. Prices range from € 1,000 to € 500,000.
We have proceeded to acquire an excellent reputation in the area of 19th-century paintings, with special emphasis on Dutch Romanticism, the Hague School, Dutch Impressionists, Expressionists, Groninger Ploeg and CoBrA. In addition we have works by French, German, Belgian and English artists. You can also visit us for restoration, where we happily give free quotations and advice.
Step into the world of Simonis & Buunk. Discover the collection of over 3,000 paintings, watercolours and sculptures, available to view in our exhibition in Ede. Everything is even more beautiful in real life.
The extensive Simonis & Buunk collection of paintings and sculptures is presented in three buildings on the Notaris Fischerstraat in Ede. Each of these three exhibition spaces is decorated to suit the works of art on display. The interior design is a ‘gesamtkunstwerk’ in which everything goes together: the colour scheme, furniture, lamps, rugs and even the tableware. The three galleries are so different from one another it gives visitors the sense of entering a different world, enhancing their experience of the works of art. In addition to these ‘Three Worlds’, there is a fourth exhibition space: the sculpture garden behind the Fischer House.
Paintings are made of natural materials. Light, moisture, dirt and heat can cause these to age. Damage and unskillful restorations can also affect the original state. Whatever the cause, in many cases it is valuable to have your artwork restored. Go ahead and request a free restoration quotation and recommendation from Simonis & Buunk’s restoration studio.
In 1984, Frank Buunk became a certified fine art valuer specialising in 17th-20th century paintings. He was 27 at the time, making him the youngest art expert in the Netherlands. He is recognised as such by Federatie TMV, the Dutch federation of certified appraisers, brokers and auctioneers in movable assets, and is internationally certified by Hobéon SKO.