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Dutch up! on Dutch 17th century painters, Sunday 11 December

Workshop, level of Dutch A2 + / B1

Dutch up! on Dutch 17th century painters




Let’s go back in time. To the Republic of the United Netherlands in the 17th century. Back to the Golden Age when numerous talented painters were producing their countless masterpieces. We all know Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Their paintings are today’s main points of attracting in musea all over the world. But how about the fabulous paintings of less famous painters such as Johannes Verspronck, Jan van Ravesteyn and Jacob Ruysdael. In this workshop (in Dutch level B1) we’ll have a look at some wonderful Dutch 17th century portraits, landscapes and still lives. What made these works of art so special? And moreover, what explains the great productivity of Dutch painters in this century?


In de 17de eeuw waren in de Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden talloze schilders aan het werk die samen een enorme hoeveelheid schilderijen vervaardigden. De beroemdste namen zijn die van Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals en Jan Steen. Hun schilderijen hangen in musea over de hele wereld. Maar ook minder bekende kunstenaars als Johannes Verspronck, Jan van Ravesteyn en Jacob Ruysdael maakten de mooiste schilderijen. In deze workshop kijken we naar een aantal van de portretten, landschappen, stillevens en genrestukken uit de Gouden Eeuw. Wat maakt deze schilderijen zo bijzonder en hoe kwam het dat zo’n klein land zo’n enorme productie kende?

Dutch up!

Dutch up! is a great way to practise speaking Dutch while also learning more about typical Dutch subjects. This workshop will be in simple Dutch so you have to have some knowledge of Dutch to be able to fully participate (level B1 +). The entrance is free, registration is required: send an email to



Email to register for one or more places. Please be quick, there are limited number of places available!

> What? Dutch up! on Dutch 17th century painters

> When? Sunday 11 December 2016 from 13.30 – 15.30 hrs

> Where? Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag (Spui 68, third floor)

> Interested? Mail to register (limited)