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. 3544RJ
14 days
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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
Walking up to two hours / two miles at a time, sometimes twice per day; cobblestones and many unavoidable stairs. Public transportation 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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Jessie van Meersbergen
Jessie van Meersbergen is an avid hiker, and during her trips she’s met people from all over the world. That inspired her to pursue guiding educational trips in and around her native country of the Netherlands. For the past two year she’s worked as a program director throughout Europe for American study cruises. She makes her home in the Utrecht province, and she loves showing her side of the world to travelers.
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