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Copenhagen, Denmark

Honfleur, France

Triptych at Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Groninger Museum, Netherlands

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HISTORY, ART &
ARCHITECTURE ALONG
THE NORTH SEA

Featuring TILL-HOLGER BORCHERT
General Director of the Municipal Museums of Bruges

August 23–September 1, 2019

Dear Traveler,
Some of the world’s most revered art and architecture lies on the short stretch of coastline between the Baltic Sea and the mouth of the Seine River—a tucked-away corner of Europe that has experienced a prosperity and influence disproportionate to its diminutive size. The Netherlands and Belgium were at the center of world commerce in the 17th century, and the wealth that accumulated in these countries led to what historian Simon Schama called “an embarrassment of riches.” In August 2019, we invite you on a leisurely cruise that celebrates this golden age and its superb artistic legacy.

HISTORY, ART & ARCHITECTURE ALONG THE NORTH SEA Expedition Map

In the space of nine days, you’ll visit some of the world’s best museums. Begin in Copenhagen with a visit to the marvelous collection of modern art at Louisiana Museum, situated at water’s edge with views of Sweden across the sound. After transiting the Kiel Canal, spend the rest of your journey exploring the great museums of Holland and Belgium—the stunning architecture and contemporary art of the Groninger Museum; the Dutch Masters of the Rijksmuseum and the Hague; the incomparable Van Gogh Museum; the Stedelijk Museum; Rubens’ masterpieces in the Antwerp Cathedral; Michelangelo’s Madonna in Bruges. During an overnight in Amsterdam, you will enjoy special access and a reception at the Stedelijk Museum of modern and contemporary art—an event that promises to be the highlight of a journey filled with unforgettable moments.

Accompanying you aboard this voyage will be renowned art historian Till-Holger Borchert, who will provide context for the work we encounter as we enjoy exclusive access to unparalleled collections. We encourage you to reserve your place on this art connoisseur’s dream today!

Sincerely,

Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
For AAAS Travels, ACS & Sigma Xi Expeditions

Starting at $5,290 plus air

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