Only a few countries can show off names like Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Van Eyck, Bosch, Bruegel or Magritte.
To know the complete art pallet: add the baroque churches, the Grand Places of unprecedented beauty and harmony, the modern architecture in the dynamic cities.
The capital of the Netherlands with the overwhelming museums such as the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.
Hometown of the Art Nouveau of Horta and the surrealism of Magritte. Experience Bruegel and his legacy.
Jheronimus Bosch created his unique paintings and drawings at the market square in 's-Hertogenbosch.
An impressive collection of major art works, including a series of paintings by Rubens can be visited inside the Cathedral, the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries.
The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, from the hands of the Van Eyck brothers is considered the first Renaissance masterpiece.
The place where Rembrandt was born.
Walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh.
Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide variety of artefacts that reflect more than 800 years of Dutch and global history, including Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
No trip to Amsterdam could be complete without paying homage to Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh.
Displaying a giant collection of Flemish primitives by world famous painters like Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling, this museum is Flanders’ pride.
This museum stands right in the centre of Brussels, on Place Royale.
It exhibits for public viewing the surrealist artist's creations belonging to Belgium's Royal Museums of Fine Arts.
This multidisciplinary collection is the richest in the world.
The home was built by Rubens himself as both a place to live and also as a studio for him to work in. The House of Rubens itself is a masterpiece of architecture.
Peter Paul Rubens lived in the 17th century and created some of the most beautiful altarpieces, portraits and landscapes in a specific baroque style.
The walls of the building are adorned with an impressive selection of Rubens’ artwork and paintings, including his very own self-portrait.
National treasures side by side. Vermeer's sensual Girl with the Pearl Earring hangs alongside masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens and Jan Steen.
Rotterdam - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (closed 2019-2026)
In Rotterdam, you will find one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands.
It features many major Dutch and European works spanning the period from the early middle ages to the 21st century, from Van Bosch to Rembrandt, and from Van Gogh to Dalí and Dutch Design.
Felicien Rops is a Belgian artist who specialised in erotic artwork in the 19th Century.
Flemish Master 2019: Bruegel
2019 is the time to find out just how much there is to be discovered about Bruegel.
Flanders will celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Master’s death with all the honours he deserves : an impressive series of exhibitions and events will showcase what an exceptional artist he was.
Bruegel was most likely born between the years of 1525 and 1530.
In 1563, Bruegel moved to Brussels to be closer to the centre of money, power and potential clients.
Bruegel died in 1569 and is buried in the same church in which he married, the Notre-Dame de la Chapelle, near the Sablon in Brussels.
2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt van Rijn's death. Find out about the special events taking place in Amsterdam, The Hague and Leiden to celebrate the life and works of this remarkable Golden Age painter.
Flemish Master 2020: Van Eyck
Since its completion in 1432, millions of visitors from all over the world have travelled to Ghent to admire the altarpiece ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ by Jan and Hubert van Eyck.
In 2020, the restored altarpiece is finally coming home to the Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent. There is simply no valid excuse in the world to miss the chance to see this iconic and legendary masterpiece.
Van Gogh in 2019-2020
From September 21, 2019 to January 12, 2020, a unique Van Gogh exhibition can be seen in Het Noordbrabants Museum. This exhibition provides an overview of the people who played an important role in Van Gogh's life and work. His complex relationships with family, friends and fellow artists, students and models from Brabant to southern France were usually strong and long-term, but sometimes ended in alienation. The exhibition is composed of famous works from home and abroad. Some of them have never been seen in the Netherlands before and were never combined in one exhibition before.
Time to relax.
In the North, The Zwin plain is a fascinating nature reserve with an exceptional world of plants and animals.
To the South, the beach ridge, walking dunes and parabolic dunes.
In the middle, a 65 kilometre long stretch of sandy coastline with 15 resorts, ao. Ostend and Knokke.
The province is home to the country's capital Amsterdam, typical Dutch villages such as Alkmaar, the former island Marken, the historical village Monnickendam, Edam and its world famous cheese.
The coast of Noord-Holland has no less than 100 km of sandy beaches.