Dutch and Flemish Art 1600 — 1700

Reopening Monday 17 August

10am-5pm daily from Monday 17 August


We are beginning a process of phased reopening starting with the Scottish National Gallery on Monday 17 August and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) on Monday 24 August.

In 1588, the seven Protestant provinces of the Northern Netherlands separated from those in the South, ruled by the Catholic Spanish monarchy. This new Dutch Republic, of which Holland was the largest province, quickly grew, eventually dominating world trade with its substantial shipping fleet. Economic success fuelled the ‘Golden Age of Dutch art’ and enabled people from across society to purchase artworks.

Both north and south of the divide, artists in this period increasingly specialized in specific ‘genres’ of painting, such as portraiture, landscape, still life or scenes from every-day life. Although artists in the Northern and Southern Netherlands developed distinct subjects and styles, there was much exchange between the two countries, and many painters worked in both areas.

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Gallery facilities

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

Find out more about disabled access at the Scottish National Gallery

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

  • <strong>10am-5pm daily from Monday 17 August</strong>
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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