History of Art: Highlights in Germany and the Netherlands - Track

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level
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This four-week course is offered in collaboration with the Freie Universität in Berlin. By combining studies from Utrecht and Berlin, you will be able to get a glimpse of different centuries of art history in Northern Europe, compare differences and similarities between the two locations, and join museum visits. You will have the chance to explore the art scenes of these two vibrant cities, both from a past and present perspective.

Discover more than 1,000 years of European Art and European Art History this summer. Learn about the Golden Age of Dutch Art and the many social, historical, religious and cultural factors that influenced art production during that time. Find out how life shaped art and how the arts shaped life in Utrecht during the 16th century. Then join our classes from Berlin and go back further in time to medieval times. Learn about the varying circumstances that shaped the production and reception of German art from the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century. The notions of a national identity and its connections to artistic expressions will be an important element of this course and introduce you to political art and the politics of art.

A02 Golden Age of Dutch Art 2023_7.pdf
A05 Art in Germany 2023_1.pdf
Course director
Anna Koldeweij, MA & Dr. Matthias Vollmer

Target audience

The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History. No experience required.


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
Housing cost
Housing provider:
A third party

Additional information


Housing is optional. After the application deadline, you cannot adjust your housing option (with or without arranged housing) in Berlin, i.e. participants who register without housing will then have to find their own housing in Berlin, or students who applied with housing, cannot cancel this after 1 June 2023. In case of cancellation by the participant after 24 June, the service fee (€ 100) as well as the fee for accommodation at Ju-Li Hostel in Berlin (€ 400) amounting to a total of € 500 cannot be refunded. The remaining amount will be refunded according to our regular cancellation policy.

Housing information on Berlin can be found here
Housing information on Utrecht can be found here


The transfer from Utrecht to Berlin is included in the course fee. If you wish to arrange your own transfer to Berlin, you will receive an 65EUR discount. A travel guide is presented here. Please clearly mention this in the application, if you will arrange the transfer yourself. Students are responsible for their travel from their home country to Utrecht and from Berlin to their home country. 

Contact details

Utrecht Summer School | E: info@utrechtsummerschool.nl


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