A Short History of Amsterdam and its Artists


Art History

Day course

Angie Smith

26 April 2021


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This study day begins with an illustrated survey of the history of Amsterdam from its beginnings until 1900, focussing on its ‘Golden Age’ in the 1600s.

We will examine the cityscapes of the 17th century and also some of the artists associated with the city including the Amsterdam Impressionists and the Amsterdamse Joffers.

Tutor information

Angie Smith has a first-class degree in Art History and a PhD in Combined Historical Studies. She has more than a decade’s experience teaching undergraduates and taking adult education classes for Leicester University. She is an accredited NADFAS lecturer, has contributed articles to many scholarly journals and has published several books including A Timeline of Art History.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.