- 7 hours
The excursion can be customized to include a stop at Zaanse Schans. Please request this in the notes section when placing your booking and we'll follow up with you further.
Can I book for a group larger than six?
Please contact us to book for a group larger than six. It is possible but we would need to adjust the pricing to account for a larger vehicle.
What costs will I need to cover on the day?
As a student of visual arts and art teaching in Amsterdam, expressing himself in imagery and defining the symbolism all around us is Thijs's daily business. Thijs lived part of his life on the Caribbean island of Curacao, a former colony of the Netherlands, experience that offers him a unique perspective on Dutch culture. Working with UNESCO world heritage on Curacao, Thijs assisted in public programming and co-created events. More recently, he teaches high school pupils in the subjects of crafts, art-history and drawing, developing skills in creating assignments and active learning. Thijs has also worked as a tour guide for the Amsterdam Monuments Association, indulging a profound interest in, and passion for, the buildings and architecture of Amsterdam, as well as city development from the 17th century until today. He is currently working towards an international Masters in Museology at the Reinwardt Academy, with a focus on community and ethical problems in the field of museums and cultural institutions.
Eve is an art critic and a writer. She comes from an interdisciplinary background (physics, fine art, literature, art history) and completed her PhD at Leeds (2011) on conceptual art and experimental exhibition strategies. Her work examines art’s social practices, multimodality and social semiotics. Eve has worked as a lecturer in Europe and Latin America, and has collaborated with art institutions as a curator, critic and artist in residence. She has recently returned from fieldwork in Brazil, and is working towards the publication of The Travel Diaries – Tales from Latin America. She has spent most of her life traveling and is intrigued by Amsterdam’s multinational and transcultural community, and vibrant artistic scene. She believes that artistic expression is a particular means for imagining and coming together; a window to the world meant to look outward but also, as Baxandall said, at how we are looking at the world.
Belina is a freelance guide and art educator for several museums in Amsterdam. Prior to moving to Amsterdam, she lived for twenty-one years in Italy, where she achieved a Master's degree from the University Of Milan in History of Art and Critics. Her background includes experience in art history, cultural management, and art criticism. She is currently living in Haarlem.