Art History in Belgium and Holland

Find inspiration as you celebrate the achievements of great European artists, gaining a deeper appreciation of their works through scholar-led excursions.
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Program No. 3544RSBLOG
14 days
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At a Glance

As you stroll through the sculpture garden, you realize that most of these art lovers are speaking Dutch and admiring the works of their own beloved artists. In this comprehensive exploration, learn why even local residents hold artists such as Vermeer and van Gogh so dear. Expert artists guide a study of the history, architecture, genres and artists that comprise the rich artistic traditions.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two hours/two miles at a time, sometimes twice per day; cobblestones and many unavoidable stairs. Public transportation and motor coaches used throughout the program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Scholars and artists present expert insight into three centuries of art by Brueghel, Bosch, Vermeer, De Wit, Mondrian and many more.
  • Spend a day at the Kroller Muller Museum, located in a national park, with 90 van Gogh paintings and a magnificent sculpture garden.
  • Discover the significant collections of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and the Museum of Ancient Art in Brussels.
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Jaap Clement
Jaap Clement has been an art lover for as long as he can remember. The son of a tulip grower near Haarlem, he earned a degree to become an art teacher, but soon realized that he’d prefer to be an artist and moved to Maastricht to study at its Art Academy. Today, he enjoys both making and teaching art. He has been lecturing on Road Scholar programs for many years preparing participants for field trips to the art museums of Flanders.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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