• Explore Dutch art in 2019, designated ‘The Year of Rembrandt’ by the Netherlands to mark the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death
• Discover the wealth of 17th century art in the famous collections of Amsterdam, Haarlem and The Hague
• View iconic masterpieces including Rembrandt’s Night Watch, as well as rarely-shown works once attributed to the master
Rupert Dickens, BA, MA
Rupert is an art historian and journalist specialising in Dutch and Flemish art.
Depart London Heathrow 1145 on British Airways, arriving Amsterdam 1405. Transfer to Hotel Estheréa for four nights. Afternoon visit to the Amsterdam Museum.
Morning lecture: Trade, Tolerance and Technology – Foundations of the Golden Age followed by visit to the Rijksmuseum (17th century collections including Rembrandt’s Night Watch). Free time for optional independent visits to Van Gogh Museum or Museum Van Loon.
Morning lecture: Serenity, Still Life and the City followed by whole day excursion to The Hague, including visit to the Mauritshuis (Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring) and afternoon visits to nearby Galerij Prins Willem V (former private collection) and Museum Bredius. Free evening.
Morning lecture: Rembrandt – 350 Years On followed by visit to the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum. Afternoon: excursion to Haarlem for visit to the Frans Hals Museum.
Morning: The Waag (15th century building – exterior), Zuiderkerk (17th century Protestant church – exterior) and visits to the Rembrandthuis and Royal Palace (subject to confirmation). Depart Amsterdam 1925, arriving Heathrow 1945.
4 Jul — 8 Jul 2019
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"Thoroughly enjoyed Rupert's knowledgeable, enthusiastic and relaxed approach to the subject."
Customer of The Golden Age of Dutch Painting 2018
Cost of £1795 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £315.