Dutch Masters: Rembrandt, Van Gogh & Mondrian
16 May — 21 May 2022 | Tour Director: Rupert Dickens
• Enjoy a visit to the Lakenhal Museum, which reopened in 2019 after a major restoration and expansion
• Discover a wealth of art in the famous collections of Amsterdam, Leiden and The Hague
• Learn about the Netherlands’ important contribution to European art history through the prism of three of its most celebrated painters
Rupert is an art historian and journalist specialising in Dutch and Flemish art.
Depart London St Pancras 1104 on Eurostar, arriving Amsterdam 1611. Transfer to Hotel Estheréa for five nights. Evening lecture: The Rise & Fall of Rembrandt.
Morning walking tour in Amsterdam focusing on sites relating to Rembrandt, including visits to Oude Kerk (oldest church in the city) and Rembrandthuis. Afternoon excursion to Leiden for walking tour (Rembrandt’s birthplace and studio – exteriors) and visit to Lakenhal Museum (early Rembrandt, Jan Steen and Gerrit Dou).
Morning visit to the Rijksmuseum (17th century collections). Afternoon: Van Gogh Museum (world’s best collection of the artist’s works) followed by Stedelijk Museum (modern art museum housing works by Van Gogh and Mondrian).
Morning lecture: Van Gogh – Sunflowers & Stars followed by excursion to Kröller-Müller Museum (world’s second largest collection of works by Van Gogh). Afternoon: Mondriaanhuis (artist’s birthplace with exhibits about his life and work) followed by some free time in Amersfoort. Return to Amsterdam for free evening.
Morning lecture: Mondrian & De Stijl followed by excursion to The Hague for Mauritshuis (Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring). Afternoon: Kunstmuseum (world’s largest collection of works by Mondrian).
Depart Amsterdam 1347 on Eurostar, arriving London St Pancras 1700.
16 May — 21 May 2022
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“Rupert’s lectures were outstanding… I learnt a great deal from them”
- ACE customers on a previous tour with Rupert Dickens
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour will require a good level of fitness, as several sites will be visited on foot and Amsterdam is not easily navigable by taxi as an alternative to walking. Please note that pavements can be uneven. Participants must be prepared for spending moderate amounts of time standing in galleries and museums, without opportunities to sit down, and at some sites it will be necessary to navigate stairs, as lifts are not always available. Participants should meet ACE's usual fitness criteria, as outlined in our Booking Terms & Conditions.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a travel reduction of £85.
Cost of £2495 includes: return travel, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £425.