Artistic Amsterdam: Art Focused Break with Private Van Gogh Museum Tour

Artistic Amsterdam: Art Focused Break with Private Van Gogh Museum Tour

Amsterdam, Netherlands

£1,270

“The Van Gogh Museum is one of Amsterdam's must-sees” Lonely Planet

Why we love it

Art has been the beating heart and soul of Amsterdam for centuries. The city is awash with a number of internationally renowned galleries, including the famed Van Gogh Museum, home to the single largest collection of the Dutch master's work. Staying in a leading 5-star hotel, enjoying the finest Michelin star cuisine and privately touring the Van Gogh Museum with your own personal art historian, find out what makes Amsterdam a great place for artists to live, learn and work.

What's Included?

  • Two-night stay for two people in a 5-star hotel in central Amsterdam
  • Seven-course tasting menu dinner at Michelin star rated, Restaurant Vermeer
  • Two-hour private tour of Van Gogh Museum with professional art historian, including admission for two
  • Personalised itinerary, including tips, locations and timings

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Description

Experience Amsterdam's vibrant art scene, and get intimately acquainted works of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the definitive figures of the Impressionist movement.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the world's largest collection of painters work, and as a result is the most visited museum in Holland, as well as being one the most visited in the world. The museum consists of about 200 paintings and 500 drawings by Van Gogh and his contemporaries, such as Gauguin, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec and Bernard. A place of homage for art enthusiasts across the world, the museum provides an in-depth look at the artist's life, as well as his work and far-reaching influence. Born in 1853, the artist had a short but astonishingly productive life. Through his paintings, the museum chronicles his journey from Holland, where his work was dark and sombre, to Paris, where, under the influence of the impressionists, he discovered vivid colour. From there he moved to Arles, where he was incredibly productive, often completing a canvas every day.

To give you a deeper insight into the works of Van Gogh, and an understanding of the milieu that influenced his tortured genius, your Amsterdam art break includes a private tour of the Van Gogh museum. Led by a professional art historian, who has featured as a Dutch art expert on various BBC documentaries, your private tour provides an unmatched journey into the Dutch Impressionist and post-Impressionist movement. With a professional art historian showing you around the museum's daunting collection of Van Gogh's work, which is the most extensive in existence, you will no doubt enjoy a deeply informative museum experience like no other. For two hours, your guide will show you around the museum's impressive collections, providing unparalleled insight into the history that underpins this wonderful period in Dutch art.

To ensure you enjoy the best cuisine the city has to offer, you will be booked in to enjoy an unforgettable seven-course tasting menu at Michelin star rated, Restaurant Vermeer. Situated upon the grounds of the historic NH Barbizon Palace, Restaurant Vermeer is simply bursting with character. The elegantly lavish decor provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy expertly prepared dishes such as sea bass with white asparagus, cockles and seaweed onion bouillon, and strawberry millefeuille filled with strawberry, pistachios and honey ice cream. Stylish and graceful, the restaurant would have no doubt appealed to its namesake, famed old master of the Dutch Golden Age, Johannes Vermeer, who, much like the restaurant, was well known for skill and precision in his craft.

For the duration of your time in the Dutch capital, you will be staying in a leading 5-star hotel right in the heart of Amsterdam. The exact hotel will depend on your dates of travel, with full details outlined in your personalised itinerary. From your central base you will be well-positioned to discover Amsterdam in all its glory. World-famous as a liberal landmark, behind Amsterdam’s risqué bravado lies an enchantingly beautiful art scene, with a truly unique culture that begs to be explored. We will also provide you with a personalised itinerary for your trip, which will include all the dates, times, and locations you need, as well as our definitive guide to getting the best out of this grand European capital and all it has to offer.

Description

Experience Amsterdam's vibrant art scene, and get intimately acquainted works of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the definitive figures of the Impressionist movement.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the world's largest collection of painters work, and as a result is the most visited museum in Holland, as well as being one the most visited in the world. The museum consists of about 200 paintings and 500 drawings by Van Gogh and his contemporaries, such as Gauguin, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec and Bernard. A place of homage for art enthusiasts across the world, the museum provides an in-depth look at the artist's life, as well as his work and far-reaching influence. Born in 1853, the artist had a short but astonishingly productive life. Through his paintings, the museum chronicles his journey from Holland, where his work was dark and sombre, to Paris, where, under the influence of the impressionists, he discovered vivid colour. From there he moved to Arles, where he was incredibly productive, often completing a canvas every day.

To give you a deeper insight into the works of Van Gogh, and an understanding of the milieu that influenced his tortured genius, your Amsterdam art break includes a private tour of the Van Gogh museum. Led by a professional art historian, who has featured as a Dutch art expert on various BBC documentaries, your private tour provides an unmatched journey into the Dutch Impressionist and post-Impressionist movement. With a professional art historian showing you around the museum's daunting collection of Van Gogh's work, which is the most extensive in existence, you will no doubt enjoy a deeply informative museum experience like no other. For two hours, your guide will show you around the museum's impressive collections, providing unparalleled insight into the history that underpins this wonderful period in Dutch art.

To ensure you enjoy the best cuisine the city has to offer, you will be booked in to enjoy an unforgettable seven-course tasting menu at Michelin star rated, Restaurant Vermeer. Situated upon the grounds of the historic NH Barbizon Palace, Restaurant Vermeer is simply bursting with character. The elegantly lavish decor provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy expertly prepared dishes such as sea bass with white asparagus, cockles and seaweed onion bouillon, and strawberry millefeuille filled with strawberry, pistachios and honey ice cream. Stylish and graceful, the restaurant would have no doubt appealed to its namesake, famed old master of the Dutch Golden Age, Johannes Vermeer, who, much like the restaurant, was well known for skill and precision in his craft.

For the duration of your time in the Dutch capital, you will be staying in a leading 5-star hotel right in the heart of Amsterdam. The exact hotel will depend on your dates of travel, with full details outlined in your personalised itinerary. From your central base you will be well-positioned to discover Amsterdam in all its glory. World-famous as a liberal landmark, behind Amsterdam’s risqué bravado lies an enchantingly beautiful art scene, with a truly unique culture that begs to be explored. We will also provide you with a personalised itinerary for your trip, which will include all the dates, times, and locations you need, as well as our definitive guide to getting the best out of this grand European capital and all it has to offer.

We Also Recommend

  • Visit the Anne Frank Museum
  • Take a bike ride along the canal
  • Enjoy a romantic gondola cruise

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months of booking

Please note that flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel.

Hotel: The exact hotel will depend on your travel dates. We guarantee the star rating of the hotel (5-stars) and that each hotel will have a Guest Rating of at least 4 out of 5, as rated on TripAdvisor, Expedia, or Hotels.com. Additional hotel nights can be priced upon request.

The private Van Gogh Museum tour will last for two hours. Price includes admission fee, as well as express entry into the museum.

Restaurant: Dinner is inclusive of a seven-course tasting menu for two people at Michelin star rated, Restaurant Vermeer. Drinks are not included, these and any extras can simply be purchased on site.

Restaurants in Amsterdam typically have a small service charge included in the menu price, though it is customary to tip an extra 10%-or-so in cash or change if you enjoy your meal. Please note that Restaurant Vermeer (and most other restaurants) in Amsterdam are closed for annual summer holidays for three first weeks of August, typically 1 to 16 August.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We Also Recommend

  • Visit the Anne Frank Museum
  • Take a bike ride along the canal
  • Enjoy a romantic gondola cruise

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months of booking

Please note that flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel.

Hotel: The exact hotel will depend on your travel dates. We guarantee the star rating of the hotel (5-stars) and that each hotel will have a Guest Rating of at least 4 out of 5, as rated on TripAdvisor, Expedia, or Hotels.com. Additional hotel nights can be priced upon request.

The private Van Gogh Museum tour will last for two hours. Price includes admission fee, as well as express entry into the museum.

Restaurant: Dinner is inclusive of a seven-course tasting menu for two people at Michelin star rated, Restaurant Vermeer. Drinks are not included, these and any extras can simply be purchased on site.

Restaurants in Amsterdam typically have a small service charge included in the menu price, though it is customary to tip an extra 10%-or-so in cash or change if you enjoy your meal. Please note that Restaurant Vermeer (and most other restaurants) in Amsterdam are closed for annual summer holidays for three first weeks of August, typically 1 to 16 August.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

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    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Amsterdam

Amsterdam; Amsterdam

Artistic Amsterdam: Art Focused Break with Private Van Gogh Museum Tour

Reviews

  • An unforgettable experience

    Received this Amsterdam break from my partner. I love to cycle and Amsterdam is the perfect setting for that. A casual pedal along the canals makes for a great afternoon. If it rains, then pop into one of the museums. Despite not knowing any Dutch, everyone was friendly and most spoke English. Def in my list of top gifts!

    Van Gogh Museum a Must

    It is a must go place if you love impressionism painting, Van Gogh Museum will not let you down, it showcases a large collection of this great artist's paintings, do allow yourself 3 hours in the museum to explore and appreciate the majority pieces.

  • Loved it

    Wow - As a relative amateur in Van Goh, but always a willing student, I was really intrigued by this package when I receieved it from my husband for our anniversary. Iur tour of the museum was unlike any I have ever had before, with the Dr Kaldenbach leading the way, I felt like I left the tour as a Van Gogh expert! Our dinner at Vermeer and our hotel were both well appointed, and the very personification of luxury - Great package highly recommeneded for any art enthusiasts

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