- 8 hours
- Hague city center
- Mauritshuis Museum
- (Depending on traveler interest) Kunstmuseum, Paleis Noodeinde
- Transportation to/from Amsterdam via train or private car
- Mauritshuis Museum tickets
- Viewing of Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'
- (May include) Kunstmuseum, Paleis Noodeinde
NOTE: If you add the optional car service please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box while adding the tour to your shopping cart.
Before (or after) a local lunch (at your expense), our journey will continue to the Mauritshuis, home to a world-renowned collection of paintings by the Dutch masters. We will weave through the galleries with our guide, pausing to study and discuss famous works by Rembrandt and Fabritus, as well as lesser-known treasures. Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ will provide the climax to our visit, and we will take time to appreciate the artist’s mastery of light, and learn about the painting’s pathway to its current home.
We can either take the train or a private car to the Hague. We usually recommend the train as it is a pleasant journey through the Dutch countryside and takes under an hour but we can arrange a private car service if that better suits your needs. Please indicate when you book which option you prefer.
Where do we meet? Where does it end?
We are a bigger group and it won't let us book a larger vehicle at checkout, can we still book?
If your group needs a larger vehicle than the options displayed at checkout, please reach out to our team in order to verify availability and pricing with our car provider. Thank you!
We can certainly include the Kunstmuseum in this tour - please book your tour for Tuesday-Sunday as the museum is closed on Mondays. As this is an optional venue, please note that you will need to pay for your own tickets on-site.
After finishing his studies in the History of Art and Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam in 2002, Sabry pursued a career in the antiquarian book trade, going on to run a fine art bookstore in Amsterdam, whilst also writing, lecturing, and teaching about art. Later he dedicated more time to his work as a writer and art historian. Coming from a Jewish background, Sabry was also always interested in the Jewish history of Amsterdam and has thoroughly studied the life and work of Jewish artists living and working in the Netherlands in this century. He is currently writing a book about German Jewish emigree artists in Amsterdam in the interwar years. The work will come out in fall 2016, published by the renowned Jewish publishing house Querido. Sabry also has extensive guiding experience, specializing in the culture of the Low Countries. His expertise has a vast thematic scope that incorporates the art, architecture, literature, and cuisine that helped shape the Netherlands as they are today.
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.
Alette has an MA in Art History (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) and holds a Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology (University of Twente, Enschede). For both her thesis and her dissertation, she researched the intricate relationship between nature, art and science in the 20th century (thesis) and the 17th century (dissertation). Sculpture parks, ornamental gardens, and botanical gardens form the sites of study. As an independent scholar, she presents papers and writes articles on this subject. Alette also teaches art history and lectures on topics such as 17th-century Dutch art and architecture, 18th century Empire design, garden architecture, and landscape engineering. She has curated several exhibitions and stood at the basis of the exhibition Black is Beautiful on the image of black people in Dutch art history. She lives in the city where she was born: Amsterdam.
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