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15 December 2019'Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the shadow of Vermeer' - Museum Prinsenhof, Delft
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'Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the shadow of Vermeer' - Museum Prinsenhof, Delft Museum Prinsenhof, Delft - Meet up @ 10.15 Sunday 15 December 2019

Who does not know the beautiful courtyards, churches, and interiors depicted by Pieter de Hooch? - another internationally renowned 17th century painter from Delft, who is now getting a chance to emerge from the shadow of Vermeer.  This exhibition is the first retrospective in the Netherlands and many works have not earlier been exhibited in the country or not  since a very long time ago!

30 works have been flown in from all over Europe and the USA, from famous museums like the National Gallery in London and Washington, plus one very exceptional loan from the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:  “Card players in a Sunlit Room”.  The works shown are now returning to the city where they were produced almost 400 years ago and they have not lost their appeal one iota – you’ll be just as enchanted as his contemporaries were centuries ago!  A 45-90 minutes introduction in English is being prepared for us, including a cup of coffee/tea.  Guided tours not allowed for this exhibition.


This exclusive event includes a special treat:  

Our Master chef Janet de Quartel, also our Treasurer, has most generously offered to serve a light lunch, incl. drinks, after the tour at her private home – and you all know how delicious her mince pies are! Well her culinary skills go much further her lunches are yummy, yummy!


   booking  Contact Bente Nielsen at
  deadline  29 Nov 19

   address  Museum Prinsenhof Delft, 1Sint Agathaplein 1, 2611 HR  Delft
 date/time  Sunday, 15 Dec 19, @ 10.30 - meet up at museum @ 10.15

  tour cost  Members         EUR 15.00 + EUR 5.00 supplement [not Rembrandt & ICOM] - (admission not included)
                  Non-members EUR 17.50 + EUR 5.00 supplement [not Rembrandt & ICOM] - (admission not included)
admission  EUR 17.50, if purchased on-line (Free admission for holders of MJK, Rembrandt, & ICOM)
        lunch  EUR 12.50, food & drinks included

  payment  The Arts Society The Hague account NL90 INGB 0008 3198 36 - mentioning 'Delft', '[Yes/NoLunch', & participant name

Please check with Bente for availability, before you transfer your payment to finalise your booking and secure your participation on the tour.

The walking distance to Museum Prinsenhof is approximately 2 min from the stop 'Prinsenhof' [Trams 1 & 19, Bus 51] or 8 min from the NS-station Delft.

The Arts Society does not accept any liability for any theft, accident, or damage that may occur to those participating in The Arts Society’s activities.