Dutch Cruise with Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein

Unique Cruise Workshop to Amsterdam, Brussels and more July 3 – 12, 2025

The Dutch Cruise.

Exclusive Workshop Sailing through Holland and Belgium with Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein

This workshop retreat takes place aboard a river cruise ship with instructors, Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein. Be part of art history in the making.

The Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein cruise workshop comprises a pre-cruise 2-day art tour in Amsterdam followed by 7-nights aboard a luxurious river boat as it sails through the land of the Dutch Masters, Holland and Belgium. This is a unique opportunity to learn and paint alongside Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein while being inspired on this one-of-a-kind art cruise.

Quang Ho is one of the most sought-after artists of our time. He is known for his exceptional artwork and his ability to share valuable insights as he teaches painting. His students can attest to his skills which can take artwork to a whole new level.

Adrienne Stein shines brightly among today’s acknowledged master painters on the art world’s stage. She has become a foremost contemporary figure painter whose ability to use color is unsurpassed, crafting the characters in a multi-faceted magical world of her imagination. Join them for an experience like never before, traveling by canals and waterways to experience some of the best of views of Amsterdam, Bruges and Brussels, and so much more!


The Cruising Program

Imagine yourself embarking upon a first-class art cruise of with two International museum quality artists in the world, Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein. The cruising program was carefully selected to allow you to spend time to paint and time to explore the best of Belgium and Holland. The boat will cruise mainly during the evenings. This workshop starts with an enlightening two-day cultural program in Amsterdam and continues with a 7 night Dutch cruise painting program.


Pre Workshop Program in Amsterdam

Before we embark from Amsterdam there is a program created over 2 days to enjoy; an afternoon followed by an entire day of culture in the historic city. It will start with an immersive audiovisual experience in the Fabrique des Lumières which has featured past exhibits based upon the art of Klimt, the Dutch Masters, Gaudi and even the Cosmos. This will be followed by a champagne reception held in one of Amsterdam’s landmark buildings where history was made. In this house, 400 years ago, Peter Stuyvesant commissioned the Fort of New Amsterdam on the island of Manhattan. There are museum visits included on the following day to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum where we not only get to appreciate the legacy of the Dutch Masters but also enjoy lunch together. As a group accompanied by the instructors together, we will discover works ranging from Franz Hals and Vermeer to Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Together with our elite instructors we will explore the renowned Amsterdam museums and appreciate the rich culture of Holland.

Non-painting partners discount available.

Painting Workshop Through the Netherlands and Belgium

This is followed by a painting workshop and art retreat especially developed for our guests embarking upon the Dutch Cruise. The cruise will take us through the magnificent Dutch waterways to view the countryside where scheduled stops are added for painting sessions. During the painting portion of the trip, you will engage and learn from these contemporary master painters: Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein.

The program encompasses portraiture and figurative work, painting models in the landscape and plein-air landscape painting. There will also be talks about fine art and Quang’s insight into visual approaches to painting. The cost includes tuition, fine dining and all beverages aboard the ship. Balcony suites aboard the riverboat. It also includes an exclusive champagne reception in Amsterdam, all entrances to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, and lunch at the Van Gogh Museum. Transportation to and from all painting sites. Onboard entertainment and a full, separate program for non-painting partners.

Non-painting partners discount available. 

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Quang Ho

Quang Ho was born in Vietnam in 1963 and emigrated to the United States at age 12. Quang had his first one-man-show in Denver, Colorado at the age of 16. Tragically his mother’s death in 1982 left Quang with the responsibility of raising five younger siblings. That same year, Quang attended the Colorado Institute of Art on a National Scholastics Art Awards Scholarship where he developed a foundation for his artistic understanding.

Working mostly in oils, Quang’s subject matter ranges from still-lifes, landscapes, interiors, and dancers, to figurative pieces.

Quang Ho’s paintings are collected internationally.  He is an important American artist and enjoys an international reputation for his work. He has completed commissions for several prominent clients — including the Coors Company, the Colorado Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His work has been seen in numerous invitational and solo exhibitions. Lately, his work was presented in a two-man show with Scott Christensen at the Booth Museum and he had a recent sell-out show at the 1261 Gallery in Denver, Colorado.  His painting has been featured in publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and Art-Talk. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch a master artist at work.

“Subject matter is not really important to me. I can find visual excitement all around me as well as on the canvas – from a knot on a tree, the graceful limp of a flower wilting, to a juxtaposition of a few simple shapes and colors…inspirations are inexhaustible.”

“…The real essence of painting is the dialogue between shapes, tones, colors, textures, edges, and line. Everything else follows – including light, form, concepts, personal beliefs and inspirations. …Understanding gives rise to higher understanding. Working this way allows me to open the door to new ideas and inspirations. One day I may be interested in a color statement, and the next may be a relationship of simple shapes, and the next an extremely complex arrangement of texture and edges…With every painting there is a singular visual thought to be completed.”


Quang Ho demo in from of students

Adrienne Stein

Adrienne Stein
 is an award-winning artist living and working in Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA from Boston University and a BFA from Laguna College of Art & Design where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Adrienne has studied under many gifted and influential instructors throughout the United States, France and Italy.

She has a fresh approach to her painted subjects that is grounded in tradition and classical training. Her bold color choices and her portrayals of women as strong, perceptive sirens of nature, set her apart from other painters and fill the viewer with awe. She creates worlds populated with figures who appear both contemporary and mythical.

Adrienne will take us beyond the literal and show us how to create a lyrical aesthetic in a painting.  No matter where you are in your painting progression, she can help you, be it with your drawing or strengthening the foundations of painting.

Her work reanimates historical painting genres, forming a bridge to the present with fresh insight and imagery. The worlds she paints are inhabited by figures, folklore, archetypes, and natural elements that are fueled by a sense of personal as well as universal myth. Close friends and family members are reinterpreted in lush and magical environments that form the nexus between reality and fantasy, expressed through an unconscious world of symbolic imagery.

She is the recipient of many awards from organizations such as The Portrait Society of America, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and The Art Renewal Center.  Her work is collected in the U.S. and abroad. She recently had a wildly successful solo exhibition “Elements” at the 1260 Gallery in Denver, Colorado. She is part of the faculty at this year’s Art of the Portrait conference with the National Portrait Society.

Program and Itinerary for the Amsterdam Cruise and Workshop
July 3 – 12, 2025

The Itinerary

10 days total. Open to painters and collectors alike. Non-painters are welcome. A full alternate program is available for non-painting partners.A limited number of spots is available.

For the comfort of the students and maximum time with the instructors, students will be split into 2 groups. No more than 12 – 14 per group. There will be at least 5 days with instruction. You will study with both of the instructors.

Daily Schedule: Amsterdam & the Dutch Cruise

July 3rd: Immersive Experience: Fabrique des Lumières
Champagne Reception

July 4th: A day of culture.
The Van Gogh Museum.
The Rijksmuseum
Informal get-together evening with cocktails.

July 5th: All guests meet at the embarkation point for bag drop-off.
Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein Demo in Amsterdam.
Official embarkation time begins at 3:00
Briefing for artists only
Welcome cocktails and dinner

July 6th: Sail through the canals of Amsterdam towards Utrecht
Demos and painting on location.

July 7th: Morning Cruise through South Holland. In the afternoon enjoy plein air painting: Windmills.
Evening: Meet on board before dinner for a review/art talk.

July 8th: Painting in Bruges, one of the best-preserved Medieval cities in Europe.

July 9th: Brussels. Painting at Laeken Park with its Far East museum and glass house, paint from models.  Demos & painting. Afterwards Belgian Chocolate Tasting.

July 10th: Antwerp, the city of diamonds. Painting at the Grote Market. Waffle tasting.

July 11th: Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland. Paint at Kinderdijk, the highest concentration of windmills in Holland.
Delfshaven district of Rotterdam for painting, sightseeing and retail therapy.
Painting viewing party and sale.
Farewell Dinner.
Party time!

July 12th: Disembarkation in Amsterdam after breakfastThe itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions and other scheduling concerns.Use our contact page to ask for more information.

See you in Amsterdam!

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This Workshop Includes:

  • 10 days of artistic immersion. 7 nights aboard the ship.
  • Amsterdam includes demos with instructors to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum with instructors.
  • All Inclusive: Tuition, fine dining, wine, first-class river boat accommodation. Eating out and refreshments on land are at own expense. Accommodations in Amsterdam are not included.  Airfare not included.
  • Ongoing demos, discussions and evenings with the instructors. Paint, sketch and enjoy the good life in beautiful Amsterdam and nearby countryside surroundings in Belgium and Holland.
  • Balanced itinerary of painting, exploring and relaxation for artists of all media – all levels!
  • Model Fees
  • Solvent, disposal painting items like paper towels, gloves, wipes, liquin, etc,.
  • Travel, live, learn and paint side-by-side with instructors and fellow artists.
  • Plenty to do for non-painting partners! A full touring and exploring itinerary for non-painters.
  • Great discount available for non-painting companions.
  • Gratuities and Port Fees of $388 per guest are included.

Dutch Cruise Unique Workshop in Holland and Belgium


July 3-12, 2025

Dutch Cruise

Reserve your spot!
$1000 Deposit to hold your spot

All prices are in USD.

I just finished an incredible painting workshop in Avignon given by Workshops in France which Peter arranged for my 65th birthday which is later this month.

Our art teachers Romel Torres and Tim Tyler were fabulous, as well as workshop leader and artist Julie Snyder, her incredible team members Shirley Hambrick and Celeste DeCoudres, and our workshop members.

We really became a family over the 10 days of painting, touring, and of course fine food and wine in the beautiful Provence countryside.  Peter came with me and found a couple of local golf courses. Peter and I are now spending a few days in Paris before flying home to DC tomorrow.

Thank you  Workshops in France for this incredible artist experience! 

– Cherry B, D.C., USA

This workshop has limited number of painters

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