Amsterdam School Art Trip
Dutch and Flemish masters such as Rembrandt, Pieter Bruegel and Johannes Vermeer were at the forefront of art during the Renaissance, while in the nineteenth century the Impressionist movement influenced Vincent van Gogh. Discover their art in Amsterdam's world class art museums of Stedelijk and the Rijksmuseum.
School Art Trip to Amsterdam
Dutch painters have been at the heart of European art since the Renaissance, and even the term 'Dutch Masters' has crept into everyday use. Amsterdam is famously the city of Rembrandt and our tour will encompass some of his most famous works such as The Night Watch on display in the Rijksmuseum. The city was also home to Vincent van Gogh and the dedicated museum to his art contains the largest collection found anywhere in the world. With its numerous canals and traditional 17th century townhouses Amsterdam is a beautiful city to explore at leisure.
The itinerary featured here is intended to give you inspiration and an idea of what you could do on your tour. Your trip will be created individually by one of our travel advisors to match your requirements and budget.
Flight to Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum and Canal Cruise
Flight to Amsterdam: You will be met on arrival by your private coach and transfer to your accommodation in the city centre.
Stedelijk Museum: After lunch you visit the Stedelijk Museum. With its state of the art 21st Century entrance wing, the Stedelijk houses a superb collection of modern and contemporary art including van Gogh, Kandinsky, Chagall, Matisse, and the Jackson Pollock.
Canal Cruise: In the early evening, either before or after dinner, you take to the water and can enjoy a cruise on Amsterdam’s famous canals. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht were constructed in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age when Holland was at the forefront of exploration, trade and scientific achievement. A canal boat trip is the ideal way to see many of the historic houses which front the canals.
Rijks Museum and Foam Fotografiemuseum
Rijks Museum: This morning you visit the Rijks Museum, situated in the central Museum Square. The Rijks Museum houses a truly exception range of Dutch masters including Rembrandt, Vermeer and van Dyck. It also contains important historical exhibits. Two of its most iconic and important works are Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s Milkmaid. Not to be missed is the Cuypers Library, the biggest and oldest historical art library in the Netherlands.
Foam Fotografiemuseum: After lunch you visit the Foam Fotografiemuseum, a photography museum in which different photographic genres are displayed including documentary, art and fashion.
Van Gogh Museum & Kröller Muller
Van Gogh Museum: This morning you visit the Van Gogh Museum. Opened in 1973 it incorporates a more recent wing by Japanese architect Kurokawa. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, as well as a number of works by his contemporaries including Monet and Gaugin. The permanent collection displays over van Gogh 200 paintings including many of his most famous works from the South of France period including Sunflowers and The Yellow House.
Kröller Muller Museum: This afternoon you travel outside the city to the Kröller Muller Museum, located close to the town of Arnhem. The Kröller Muller houses one of the world’s largest collections of van Gogh, numbering over 90 paintings as well as many drawings and sketches. There are extensive attractive gardens which also showcase the collection of modern sculpture.
Flight Home: In the early evening you transfer to the airport for your return flight back home.
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