• Explore the wealth of 17th century art in the famous collections of Amsterdam, Haarlem and The Hague
• View iconic masterpieces including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring
• Gain an understanding of Dutch patronage and the art market in the age of Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer
Rupert Dickens, BA, MA
Rupert is an art historian and journalist specialising in Dutch and Flemish art.
Depart Heathrow 1145, arriving Amsterdam 1405. Transfer to Hotel Estheréa for four nights. Afternoon walking tour and visit to the Amsterdam Museum.
Morning lecture: Trade, Tolerence and Technology – Foundations of the Golden Age, followed by visit to the Rijksmuseum (17th century collections including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch). Free time for independent visits to the Van Gogh Museum or Museum Van Loon.
Morning lecture: Serenity, Still Life and the City. Whole day excursion to The Hague, including tour of 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, Hals and Dutch Portraiture followed by visit to the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum. Afternoon: excursion to Haarlem for visit to the Frans Hals Museum.
Morning: visits on foot to The Waag (15th century building – exterior only), the Rembrandthuis, Oude Kerk (14th century church – the oldest building in the city) and Zuidekerk (17th century Protestant church). Depart Amsterdam 1620, arriving Heathrow 1640.
5 Jul — 9 Jul 2018
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Cost 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 £285.