- Hague city center
- Mauritshuis Museum
- (Depending on traveler interest) Gemeentemuseum, 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) Gemeentemuseum, Paleis Noodeinde
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.
Where do we meet? Where does it end?
What if I have already purchased a museum pass?
Is it possible to book for a group of more than six people?
Yes, but for this we recommend traveling by train. Please contact us for further information.
After completing his Bachelor Degree in History and a Master Degree in Museum Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Barend worked in several museums both as a curator, guide and researcher. First at the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam where he was initially invited because of his thesis on memorials, but ending up researching Jewish food culture! A complete change of subject, but that ideally suits Barend’s many interests. In Museum het Schip he curated several exhibitions on the Amsterdam School, an architectural style unique to the Netherlands. At the Rijksmuseum he worked in the field in which he majored: the manifestation of colonial history in museums in the Netherlands. Here he researched the provenance history of holy heirlooms of the Javanese prince Diponegoro. At the museums he worked in he encountered stories of works of art or historic objects that got lost over the years, and his latest project is creating a podcast in which he traces down their histories, and with luck the objects themselves. He looks forward to sharing his love for ‘forgotten’ histories with you on his tour.
Wendy Fossen is a freelance art historian with a number of degrees, one of them being in Art History. She loves a wide variety of art and shares this passion in her work as a museum guide in the Kunstmuseum and Mauritshuis (both in The Hague, The Netherlands), as a tourmanager in Europe (mainly Italy), and as an art history docent.