Jan Andriesse regards The Village of Noorden near Nieuwkoop as one of Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch’s most beautiful paintings. It marks a turning point, he says: ‘You still see Vermeer on the left, but Mondriaan’s diamonds are starting to sparkle on the right.’ Weissenbruch found the landscape and light he was looking for in this grey, marshy wasteland. Andriesse takes us there in the film to talk about Weissenbruch and see what it must have looked like in his day. Andriesse also recites a few passages from Nescio’s lyrical descriptions of countryside and light. Always the same, yet perpetually changing. Or the other way around. The film includes a 360-degree panoramic sequence of the area.