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Day Tour Visit to Amersfoort Sunday 14 April 2019

Day Tour visit to Amersfoort

  •  Including a guided tour of the exhibition “Van Wittel alias Vanvitelli, Dutch Master of Italian Vedutas” at Kunsthal KAdE
  •  Lunch at Restaurant Sloop, Krommestraat 60, Amersfoort [7 min walk from museum]
  •  And a guided Tour of the Town with many interesting monuments.

The artist Caspar van Wittel was born in Amersfoort in 1653.  At age 20 he took the arduous journey to Rome, where he found his metier as a much appreciated painter.  He died in Rome in 1736.

 Van Wittel, or Vanvitelli as he styled himself became a member of the prestigious academia San Luca and was very successful with commissions from Rome, Naples, and Venice.  He was meticulous in the preparations of his paintings of sunlit land-or cityscapes; we’ll see not only his amazing vedutas, but also the large, perspective drawings, he used to depict his paintings as accurately and close to the real views as possible.

This exhibition offers us 45 paintings and gouaches from collections in Italy, Spain, England, Germany, and France as well as ca. 30 drawings. Added to that are works by his Dutch and Italian contemporaries - about 30 in total; paintings and drawings.  As there are only a handful of drawings in Dutch public collections - this is your chance to admire the works of a great artist, who so far may have been unknown to you!

For the tour there is a surcharge of € 3,50 for holders of MJK - not for Rembrandt and ICOM cards.


      booking  Contact Bente Nielsen at [Please answer below questions in your booking request!]

  • Please specify if you want to participate in only guided tour of the exhibition – 60 minutes (to be paid to our account)
  • And/or if you want to join us for lunch – 60 minutes (to be paid by you at the restaurant)
  • And/or if you want to join us for the tour of Amersfoort – 60 minutes (to be paid to our account)

​    deadline  22 Mar 19

    address  Kunsthal KAdE, Eemplein 77, 3812 AE  Amersfoort
  date/time  Sunday, 14 Apr 19, @ 11.30

   tour cost  Members EUR 12.50 + EUR 3.50 supplement, if applicable (admission not included)
                   Non-members EUR 15.00 + EUR 3.50 supplement, if applicable (admission not included)
  town tour  EUR 10.00 per person, members and non-members [60 min with English speaking guide]
        lunch  EUR 9.50 - EUR 12.50, beverges not included - Food & Drinks to be paid individually
admission  EUR 16.00 (Free admission for holders of ICOM, Ver. Rembrandt, and Museum Cards)
  payment  The Arts Society The Hague account NL90 INGB 0008 3198 36 - mentioning 'Amersfoort tour' & the name of the participant

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


The Kunsthal KAdE is located at an 11 minute walk from NS-station Amersfoort, via the Piet Mondriaanplein exit.

Restaurant Sloop is located at an 7 minute walk from the Kunsthal KAdE.

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.