Asheville Art Museum announces trip to the Netherlands and Belgium

Press Release

From Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to be traveling to The Netherlands and Belgium October 11-19, 2014 to explore the region’s amazing art and architecture. For travelers interested in joining the trip, reservations must be made soon.

Led by the Museum’s Executive Director Pamela Myers, Travelers will spend nine days/eight nights exploring the history, art and architecture of Amsterdam, Otterlo, The Hague, Utretcht, Rotterdam, Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. Travelers will stay in deluxe hotel accommodations in Amsterdam and Brussels: The Pulitzer in Amsterdam (located on the beautiful Prinzengracht canal) and at the Amigo in Brussels (located close to the historic main square of the city).

Trip highlights include tours of historic towns, galleries and Museums in The Netherlands and Belgium. In Amsterdam, itinerary sites include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Travelers will visit the Kroller-Muller Museum and sculpture park in Otterlo, both the Mauritshius and the Geementemuseum in the Hague and Rem Koolhaas’s ultra-modern Kunsthal in Rotterdam. In Bruges and Ghent, the itinerary will be full of historic architecture and art, including Bruge’s Gothic city-hall (Stadhuis), Expo Picasso, Expo Dali, the Groeningemuseum, and Belgium’s Stedelijk (known as S.M.A.K.). In Brussels, travelers will explore the palatial Royal Museums of Fine Arts.

For more information on itinerary and pricing, and to reserve a spot on the trip, please contact Candace Reilly at or 828.253.3227 x 120.

About the Asheville Art Museum

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at

About Hayley Benton
Current freelance journalist and artist. Former culture/entertainment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and former news reporter at Mountain Xpress. Also a coffee drinker, bad photographer, teller of stupid jokes and maker-upper of words. I can be reached at Follow me @HayleyTweeet

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