Aerial view of Tallinn, Estonia. Photo from the air, courtesy of Tallinn City Tourist Office and Convention Bureau.
On request I will help you prepare for your trip to Tallinn. Learn about the richess of the city of Tallinn, its culture, museums and culinary specialities. I give this show in Amsterdam.
If you are willing to pay for my return fare and board I will show you around, giving you a good idea of Tallinn's urban layout by means of birds-eye views, aerial photographs, maps, drawings, photographs.
If you are happy with this presentation you may also want to select me as your private tour guide in Tallinn. Alternatively I can link you with the very best tour guides in Tallinn.
Tallin photographed from above, showing the high town, houses of parliament, to the low town. Photo courtesy of Tallinn City Tourist Office and Convention Bureau.
Aerial view of Tallinn High town. In the background the Orthodox cathedral and houses of parliament at Lossi plats. Photo courtesy of Tallinn City Tourist Office and Convention Bureau.
Aerial view of Central square with the Town hall and the mediaeval streets where the guilds had their main office buildings. Photo courtesy of Tallinn City Tourist Office and Convention Bureau.
Winter view of the central town. Photo courtesy of Tallinn City Tourist Office and Convention Bureau.
Street market with local textiles, mainly felt, linen, wool. Pride in local customs, language, music is felt everywhere. Photo courtesy of Tallinn City Tourist Office and Convention Bureau.
Alleyways full of atmosphere. Sidewalk cafes ("terrace/terras") abound. Photo courtesy of Tallinn City Tourist Office and Convention Bureau. Makes me think of Dubrovnik and Split.
Cruise ships land at the harbour at about 10 to 15 min walk from the Old Town. Photo courtesy of Tallinn City Tourist Office and Convention Bureau.
My photograph of a tourist information sign. Harbour is indicated to the left hand bottom. High town is on the right. If you wish I can send you a larger image file. Photo Kaldenbach, 2009.
Harsh light, little humidity in the air gives interesting photographic results... Photo Kaldenbach, 2009.
For architecture buffs Tallinn is a true treasure trove. Jugendstil, ornate architecture, guild halls, castles, but also great views of basic mediaeval streets, courtyards, city gates. Photo Kaldenbach, 2009.
My specialty is art and history. So I will be glad to show you the best local museums and castles. And the fine Estonian Open Air Museum.
This is an academic tour preparation by scholar-lecturer, art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach* Read a biography. Download my PDF file of my company flyer.
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In SPAIN I have visited these towns and can give you very good pointers: Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia, Cordoba, Malaga, Granada.
In ITALY I have visited these towns and can give you very good pointers: Rome, Pisa, Florence, Tarquinia, Napels, Venice, Milan.
In FRANCE I am knowledgeable about high culture in Paris, Versailles, Lyon, Nice, Chartres, Loire castles, Grenoble, Limoges, Bordeaux.
In ENGLAND/UK/Ireland I can give you pointers in the art cities of London, Oxford, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dublin.
In SWITSERLAND I visited museums of Geneva, Basel.
In GERMANY this Germany page will give you a good overview.
My home is Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I will travel to any address you require to give this powerpoint presentation to you, your business partners, family and friends.
You may pay me by credit card. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify your (client's) personal needs, date, time AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS of both your mobile telephone and your hotel. Our company is stable and trustworthy - that is why we have long standing contracts with VISA, MasterCard and American Express.
As an art historian based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I can meet your clients in major capitals around the world such as Barcelona - but also in Dutch cities such as Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda, Rotterdam. Right there, I will present a personalized guided tour of art museums and historic centers. Or we may combine art with nature in places such as the Kröller Müller Museum in Otterlo. Menu of tours. See client testimonials.
Experience beauty and local history together. Clients will enjoy themselves and learn while strolling and discussing the country's past, art and culture. In doing so, they may touch many bases - spanning not only fine art and architecture but also a city's background and current social issues.
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Starting at your hotel I will take you on the wonderful private cultural walking tour of your choice. My guided itinerary offers you accessable informative conversation in Dutch, English or German (my French and Italian are more limited).
You may also arrange this VIP treatment for business contacts or friends. We will ensure an unique and memorable experience.
Drs. Kees Kaldenbach is your private "scholar-lecturer on culture tours" *.
*Martha Gellhorn, Travels with Myself and another, p. 182.
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The Rijksmuseum has done me the honor of linking the main Rijksmuseum site to my website.
I conduct Rembrandt walks in Amsterdam for the Netherlands Bureau of Tourism, the London and New York City offices. Their clients include important journalists.
The travel site www.luxurytraveler.com has devoted a main feature to my tours and walks.
Drs. Kees Kaldenbach has been featured on television and radio documentaries, including BBC2, BBC 3 TV, NTV Japan, CNN, Danish TV and Radio Netherlands World Service. In July 2004 he was interviewed about Rotterdam artists by Tetsuya Tsuruhara for the leading Japanese newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun. In 2004 and 2005 he acted in an advisory role to additional BBC teams. Kaldenbach has written extensively on Vermeer and the 17th century, Vincent van Gogh and on other art history topics. In 2008 he was the author of a Museum Guide.
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Further information is available on his encyclopedic web site: www.johannesvermeer.info
Drs. Kees Kaldenbach , email@example.com
Haarlemmermeerstraat 83 hs
1058 JS Amsterdam
Tel.: 020 - 669 8119 (from abroad +31 20 - 669 8119)
Cell phone: 06 - 2868 9775 (from abroad 31 +6 - 2868 9775)
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Launched October 4, 2008. Updated June 9, 2016.