Amsterdam Painters Tour
There’s an artist in all of us. So why not be one for a day? Amsterdam Painters Tour offers drawing walking tours through Amsterdam. We organize tours for anyone that’s interested to see and learn more about the famous painters that resided in Amsterdam. And enjoy some doodling on the way. You don’t have to be a drawer to join!
Amsterdam Painters Tours works with experienced guides, owning a wide art historical knowledge and certified art teachers. They can tell you all about the rich history of the city.
Follow in the footsteps of the greatest artists our country has known and become an artist yourself. We give you the opportunity to learn how to draw, in locations where the painters themselves have produced their best work. You will visit the spots they visited and immortalized in the period that he lived in Amsterdam from 1877/1878.
In the I am Van Gogh Tour, we follow the path of young Vincent through Amsterdam. ‘It is a beautiful city,’ wrote Van Gogh in one of his many letters to his brother Theo, ‘Oh how I would love to show you all kinds of things out here’. During the tour you will see the city of Amsterdam through the eyes of young Vincent, who saw paintings all around him, which he drew both in words in his letters, as with paint in his work. He studied the techniques of Rembrandt and the coloring of Frans Hals, to immediately apply his findings to his work.
Vincent stayed in Amsterdam for over a year for his studies in theology: he wanted to become a preacher.He was not yet aware that he would become one of the biggest artists ever known.
Starting the tour, you will receive a custom made “I am Van Gogh” bag with drawing and information book, which you will use for sketching. During the tour you will be well taken care of, with nostalgic delicacies (such as haring, ossenworst, apple pie) and drinks from Amsterdam on unique locations.
The bag, book and a lifetime of memories are yours to take home afterwards.