DRIFFIELD WOLDS DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY visit to The Hague

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DRIFFIELD WOLDS DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY visit to The Hague
Jane Warburton

On 2nd July 22 members and friends took the P&O ferry from Hull to view some of the finest art in the world. Visiting Delft we enjoyed a guided tour of old architecture and canals then moved on to Den Haag to see the Panorama Mesdag, a huge cylindrical painting depicting a vista of the sea, dunes and Scheveningen old village. The perspective was so good you felt as if you were on the beach.

The afternoon was spent at the newly refurbished Mauritshuis with the paintings of Rembrandt, Van Steen, Rubens, Van Dyke, Vermeer and many others.
From our hotel in the Hague we travelled to Amsterdam and the vast Rijksmuseum with its collection of Dutch Old Masters including Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch”.

The main attraction at the Mauritshuis A packed Rijksmuseum

This was followed by a canal cruise to view the fascinating architecture.The following day we visited the Royal Palace of Het Loo built in 1685 for William III of Orange, full of interest with an imposing garden.

On our way to Rotterdam for the ferry we visited the Hoge Veluwe National Park for a guided tour of the Kröller Müller Museum and viewed the private collection of late 19th and early 20th Century paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso and many others. There was also an extensive sculpture garden but time was limited. Overall an excellent tour organised by Tailored Travel.

Another point on the tour of Delft Enjoying the serenade on the way home