Gardens and Art in Holland and Belgium
May 17-26, 2013

This nine-day excursion led by Vanessa Sellers, Dutch native and Princeton-educated landscape historian, began in Amsterdam, where we viewed by boat several beautifully preserved eighteenth-century garden estates along the River Vecht. We also visited the historic Leiden botanical garden; William and Mary’s beautifully restored royal residence and gardens of Het Loo; the Kröller-Müller Museum, renowned for its contemporary sculpture garden and large collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh; the nursery of internationally recognized plantsman and garden creator Piet Oudolf; and several gardens designed by the renowned contemporary landscape architect Jacques Wirtz near Antwerp. Our unique, scholar-led experience of the gardens and art of the Low Countries concluded in Brussels. To view an online slideshow of this tour, please click here.