DAY 1 - Depart Home for Amsterdam, Holland
DAY 8 - THE HAGUE, DELFT & VERMEER
Transfer to The Hague for a full day visit of the political capital of the Netherlands and the neighboring countryside. Your Art Historian Guide will show you the Parliament buildings as well as guide you through The Mauritshuis Museumwhich has been the home of the Royal Picture Gallery since 1821. The collection is small, but almost every painting is a superb work by one of the Old Masters. This, combined with the exquisite presentation in elegant period rooms, makes the Mauritshuis one of the finest galleries in the Netherlands.
Enjoy a farewell lunch in the Hague before continuing to Delft where you will visit the famous porcelain factory, The Vermeer Center as well as the Old Church where Vermeer is laid to rest.
Overnight near Amsterdam airport
DAY 5 - KROLLER MULLER MUSEUM & ARNHEM CITY CENTER
Today depart Amsterdam for the Kroller-Muller Museum, a nationalArt Museum and sculpture garden, located in the Hoge Veluwe National Park. The museum was founded by art collector Helene Kröller-Müller and opened in 1938. It has the second-largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, after the Van Gogh Museum.
This afternoon enjoy some free time in the town of Arnhem where you can stroll the lovely streets, enjoy lunch at your leisure at one of the many cafés, do some shopping or even sketch on a picturesque street or by the side of the Rhine river.
Overnight : Hotel De Cantharel near Arnhem – Meals B,D
A Week of Art & Sketching in The Netherlands
With Susan Giannantonio
DAY 2 - AMSTERDAM
Arrive Amsterdam in the Morning. Your Tour Manager, Timothée, will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your 4*boutique hotel in the center of Amsterdam on the canal Singel.
This afternoon, enjoy some free time. You may opt to visit "Rembrandt's house" where hundred of etchings, including many self portraits are on display in the artist's former home. Tickets can be arranged by Timothée. Dinner at leisure.
Overnight : Amsterdam
Meals : B (on plane)
DAY 4 - AMSTERDAM
Morning at leisure – Meet Susan Giannantonio for an outdoor class on painting Bridges and Water Reflection and afterwards, enjoy some free time in the “Jordan” district for lunch, located right across from the Singel canal, it has many hidden gardens and small cafés.This afternoon you will visit the most famous museum in Amsterdam, the heavily ornamented Neo-Gothic "Rijksmuseum"which holds the magnificent Dutch national art collection of some 5000 paintings, 30,000 pieces of applied art and 17,000 historical artifacts. You will of course see the very famous painting "The kitchen maid" by Jan Vermeer, the "Night Watch" by Rembrandt and many more...
Join your guide this evening for a stroll through the Red Light District, known as "de Walletjes"(the little walls).
Dinner at leisure.
Overnight : Amsterdam
DAY 3 - AMSTERDAM - MUSEUM DAY
Today, join your local guide for a guided walking tour of the center of Amsterdam which will include a lovely walk along the canals, a stroll through the local Flower Market, a stop at the Begijnhof,one of the oldest “Beguinage” in Amsterdam and some free time in the Vondelpark where you will have time to sketch and paint with Susan. (Note : in case of rainy weather, you will visit the "Van Loon" Museum, a restored 17th century canal house owned by a wealthy merchant.
Lunch will be at leisure in town. This afternoon, join Susan for an evening visit of the incredible Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy the incredible architectural design of the museum as well as the Art within.
This evening join Timothée for a lovely cruise on the canals of Amsterdam followed by a surprise Welcome Dinner".
Overnight : Amsterdam
Meals : B,D
DAY 6 - OPEN AIR MUSEUM
This morning is for you to relax and to enjoy activities at the Unique Hotel farmstead, walking, sketching, horseback riding, Carriage ride or bike ride (optional). In the late morning, you will be stepping back in time at the Open Air Museum in Arnhem.
The Netherlands Open Air Museum isn’t an ordinary museum. The wheelwright, blacksmith, fisherman, miller and many farmers are waiting for you and they can use an extra hand. So prepare to do some honest labor before you get a chance to taste some of the traditional Dutch foods and drinks. Have fun taking the local tram and stop wherever you wish to discover amazing views to paint. Make sure to bring all your painting supplies with you! Overnight Hotel De Cantharel.
DAY 7 - ZUIDERZEE MUSEUM
Today you will travel to Enkhuizen via the crossing of the Ijselmeer to visit the Zuiderzee Museum, a Dutch museum devoted to preserving the cultural heritage and maritime history from the old Zuiderzee region. With the closing of the Afsluitdijk on May 28, 1932, the Zuiderzee was split in two parts: the waters below the Afsluitdijk are now called the IJsselmeer, while the waters north of it are now considered to be part of the Waddenzee. Return to Amsterdam in the early evening for some free time.
Overnight : Amsterdam - Meals B,L
DAY 09 - AMSTERDAM / USA
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Schiphol airport for your flight back to the USA.
September 23 - October 1, 2020
3,825 per person (based on double occupancy)
Includes all breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
Accomodations in 4* hotels
All guided excursions, entrance fees, all ground transport and transfers, Meet and greet at the airport in Amsterdam and porterage in and out of the hotels.
Flight not included - Please contact us for flights and single accommodation
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