Dutch Paintings trail

Explore highlights from the National Gallery's collection of Dutch paintings


The trail can be downloaded as a PDF document below. Print it out and bring it with you when you visit the Gallery.

The text is in:

  • English
  • Dutch

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About the trail

This trail looks at six highlights from the National Gallery's collection of 17th-century Dutch paintings. It provides a glimpse of life in the Netherlands some 350 years ago. 

Who is the trail for?

It is aimed at adults, though families with children can enjoy discovering the paintings together.

Dutch paintings in the National Gallery

The National Gallery has the finest collection of 17th-century Dutch paintings outside the Netherlands, thanks to the taste of two important Englishmen.

King George IV (1762–1830) was an enthusiastic admirer of art of this period and his Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, had a magnificent collection that came to the National Gallery after his death.

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