Experience the Golden Age
The Hague is a city with a history dating back to the Golden Age. There is still much to see and do in this area, in the houses of the famous historic people and in the water.
Jan Steen himself welcomes the guests and gives a guided tour of the Buuitenmuseum. You discover another household of Jan Steen (1625-1679). Jan Steen talks about himself and other painters, such as Jan van Goyen and Paulus Potter, who lived and worked in the museum’s buildings. Van Goyen, the landscape painter made hundreds of paintings here and Jan Steen painted his family-in-law, the Van Goyen family, in this interior. The period rooms give a good impression of the Golden Age in The Hague.
After a visit to the buildings we sail along the Vliet past country houses with an old Dutch lunch on the way, on a reconstructed 17th century barge. The cruise takes us to Huygens’ Hofwijck. From 1642 the country estate of Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens, father and son. Father was a diplomat and secretary to the stadholders. The son was world-famous mathematician and physicist: discoverer that Saturn has rings (and no ears!), The pendulum clock, and the first to establish that light was a wave motion.
Then, in a 45 minute journey the barge, the Hadrian, brings the participants back from the long-ago century to the present starting point.
– Wednesday, October 17
– Wednesday, October 24
– Thursday, October 25
– 11:00 am: reception at the Paulus Potterhuis, coffee & delicacies and guided tour of the Buitenmuseum
– 12:30 pm: Cruise on De Oude Vliet including delicious Old Dutch Lunch
– 13:45: Guided tour Huygens’ Hofwijck
– 3 pm: Return on De Oude Vliet Where: Start of location: Paulus Potterhuis, Dunne Bierkade 17 The Hague
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