Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime, the best time of year to visit, when the vibrant, abundant Dutch tulip fields are in bloom.

It was water that enabled the Dutch to expand to far-flung territories in the 17th century, the region’s “Golden Age,” when culture flourished on a grand scale. Join your fellow Princetonians April 21-29, 2020, aboard the elegant Amadeus Brilliant on a nine-day travel program along the waterways of Holland and Belgium, with their canals, waterside cities, and windmills. Expert-led excursions include the storybook city of Bruges, the world-renowned Kröller-Müller Museum, the famous Keukenhof Gardens, the “Golden Age” trading town of Hoorn, ancient Maastricht and charming Antwerp. As Europe sheds its winter gloom and the sensational spring flowering season is at its peak, surround yourself with intimate gardens and endless flower fields daubed with magnificently brilliant color. An Amsterdam pre-cruise and the Hague post-cruise options will be available.

Please note: Princeton Travelers will be joined by those from other likeminded institutions.

About the Study Leader

Catherine Scallen *90 is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Associate Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University, where she has taught since 1995. She chaired the CWRU Department of Art History and Art from 2010-2017. Her research has focused on issues of Rembrandt painting connoisseurship (Rembrandt, Reputation, and the Practice of Connoisseurship Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2004). Scallen has also taped two courses for the Great Courses Company, Art of the Northern Renaissance and Museum Masterpieces: National Gallery, London. In 2016 Scallen was a founding member of the International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA). She is the wife of Robert Brown, class of 1969, and stepmother of Marcia Brown, class of 2019.


Trip Details

  • Dates: April 21-29, 2020
  • Cost: from $3,030 per person, double occupancy
  • Deposit: $600 per person
  • Activity Level: Moderate

Reservations

To make a reservation, fill out the form in the trip brochure or contact Princeton Journeys at 609-258-8686 or journeys@princeton.edu.

Trip Brochure