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Dutch Masters & Music in Amsterdam & The Hague

Amsterdam, The Hague 4 nights Price from £1,598 per person
Departs: 01 Mar 2020, 31 May 2020
Departs: 01 Mar 2020

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Combining visits to exceptional art galleries with world-class music and ballet performances, our new holiday to Amsterdam has all the key elements for a cultural spring short break. The masters of the Dutch Golden Age, from Rembrandt and Vermeer to Franz Hals and Paulus Potter, form the focus at the magnificent Rijksmuseum and The Hague’s Mauritshuis, but we shall also visit the excellent Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam’s Hermitage, and take in performances including Sheku Kanneh-Mason at the famous Concertgebouw concert hall, and Swan Lake at the Dutch National Ballet.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Two dinners
  • Tickets for one concert and one ballet
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - FLY TO AMSTERDAM

    On arrival we will transfer to our hotel. For the March departure we stay at the NH Museum Quarter and for the May departure we stay at the Hotel Jan Luyken. Both are conveniently located, close to the Museumplein.
  • Day 2 - HERMITAGE

    We will enjoy a canal cruise which will leave us at the Hermitage Amsterdam where important works from the collection of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg are beautifully displayed in an historic building overlooking the Amstel.
  • Day 3 - VAN GOGH & RIJKSMUSEUM

    This morning we go to the Van Gogh Museum where over 200 paintings, drawings and letters are on display. Afterwards we will visit the most important art museum in Holland, the Rijksmuseum. Designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened in1895, the Rijksmuseum was reopened in 2013 after a ten-year restoration project, and houses the world’s greatest collection of Dutch paintings dating from the 17th century, Holland’s Golden Age, which includes Rembrandt’s eminent The Night Watch.
  • Day 4 - THE HAGUE

    Today we drive to The Hague, a sedate and dignified town of great charm. Here we visit the Mauritshuis with its wonderful collection of works by Dutch and Flemish masters, including Vermeer’s ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’ and ‘The Goldfinch’ by Carel Fabritius.
  • Day 5 - FLY HOME

    We drive to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:Flights with British Airways:
Depart London Heathrow 11.50 arrive Amsterdam 14.10
Depart Amsterdam 14.55 arrive London Heathrow 15.20
NB: Alternative flights from many airports in the UK are availableon request – please ask for details.

Departure Dates and Prices

01 Mar 2020

Status Limited

Price from£1598

Single Supp.£298

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31 May 2020

Status Available

Price from£1768

Single Supp.£396

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Included Hotels

Hotel

Jan Luyken
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Built in the late 19th Century, the Jan Luyken is located in a quiet residential street a stone's throw from the Rijksmuseum and the smart PC Hoofstraat shopping area.

Hotel

NH Museum Quarter
Superior
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

The highlight of this modern, well-run hotel is undoubtedly its location, with a five minute walk taking you to the Rijskmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the world-renowned Concertgebouw.

Ger van den Munckhof

Ger van den Munckhof

Tour Leader

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Andrew Allen.

Andrew Allen

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Music Programme

Music Programme for March

2 March, 8.15pm: Concertgebouw
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo 
Sol Gabetta, cello
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor Op 129
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E op.27

3 March, 8.15pm: Giselle
Dutch National Ballet
Giselle, choreography by Marius Petipa with additional choreography by Rachel Beaujean and Ricard Bustamante. Music by Adolphe Adam.
A chance to see this much loved production of one of the great classical ballets.


Music Programme for May

1 June, 19.00pm: Muziektheater
The Dutch National Opera performs Carmen by Bizet

2 June, 20.15pm: Concertgebouw
Janine Jansen, violin;

Denis Kozhukhin, piano;
Torleif Thedéen, cello
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in C Op.30 No.2
Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat major Op.18
Dvořák : Piano Trio in E minor Op.90 ‘Dumky’

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