You start this tour at the Rijksmuseum to indulge in some of Hollands most famous artists, like Rembrandt, while learning about the countrys cultural history. Our guides will share their favorite stories about the museums best and quirkiest pieces. For those who arent familiar with Dutch culture, you will explore its rich and vibrant past through a selection of paintings and artifacts from the 8000 objects on display. Youll explore familiar names like Rembrandt while discussing lesser known items like 17th century dollhouses and Vermeers portrait of domesticity, The Milkmaid. Theres even a fascinating 19th century library containing more stories than you could ever tell.
Next, youve heard about one of the worlds most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you really know about this Dutch artist? After a break for lunch, enter the Van gogh museum to meet the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits that feature in galleries around the world. See his work The Potato Eaters and The Bedroom as well as objects from his studio. Visit the worlds largest collection of Van Goghs works while learning about his troubled life from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, youll discuss that whole ear incident.