A Journey through Dutch Art - Track

Experience the highlights of Dutch art from the last 400 years at first hand! This track covers many of the country's most renowned artists, museums and cities.

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Course Level
ECTS credits
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


Discover the famous masters from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, up to the early decades of modernism, including artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh and Mondrian. This track will take you out of the classroom and into cities, museums and churches – you will not be able to get closer to the masterpieces themselves!

The first two weeks will cover the famous Golden Age of Dutch Art, the early modern period, when the tiny Dutch Republic grew to an internationally flourishing centre for the arts. Discover why the Golden Age of Dutch Art was so unique, through its marvellous history, paintings, applied arts and architecture.

The last two weeks will take you through Dutch art from Van Gogh to Mondrian; from the 18th and 19th centuries and up to the early decades of modernism. Modern Dutch artists started to strive for the elusive ideal of truthfulness in their own way. Not only will you learn all about the famous artists of this period, but after completing this course you will also be able to recognize main art movements of these periods.

Day to Day Documents

A02_Day to day programme_2024.pdf

A03_Day to day programme_2024.pdf

Target audience

The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History.

Aim of the course

This course gives students a broad overview of Dutch Art from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries until the 1920s, through the exploration of history, culture, daily life, academic approaches and case-studies.

Study load

Approximately 80 contact hours. The course combines many elements, from lectures to excursions. Variation is ensured by going into the museum with a tour, in small groups or on your own with an assignment. During these excursions, we devote time to both the factual and technical aspects of the artworks, as well as the more personal and subjective ones, so that by the end, you will have explored art in many dynamic ways. Hidden meanings, unexpected techniques, your peers’ opinions or your own may surprise you and change and broaden your perception of the artworks again and again.


  • Price €1975.00
  • Fee covers Course + course materials
  • Housing fee: €800
  • Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School

Additional information

The housing costs do not include a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag. This is a separate product on the invoice. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please deselect or remove the sleeping bag from your order.