Private Tour Guide Service to Fine Art museums in the USA

A fine art extravaganza ; a home schooling opportunity.

General History, Art History and Architecture tours in the USA. Tours pre-selected, curated and arranged by the accomplished scholar-lecturer, art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach*

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As an art historian based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands I can intercede to find you the best academically trained guides in the USA. They will meet you anywhere in the USA for guided tours of art museums and historic cities.

Together you will experience the beauty and history of the major capitals and cities of Western Europe. Enjoy yourself and learn while strolling and discussing history, art and culture. Touch many bases - spanning not only fine art and architecture but also the city's history and current social issues.

Travel with me in Western Europe. I am a one-man business and perform all of the the art tours by myself.

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Starting at your home or hotel our highly qualified guides will take you on a wonderful private cultural walking tour of your choice of cities and historic sites in the USA.

Travel preparation advice specificaly focused on art, culture, museums.

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.

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Arrange this VIP treatment for business contacts or friends. Our cultural tour organisation will take care of a unique and memorable experience and will open doors that normally stay shut.

Please contact me for time and fees of the tailor-made tour you ar interested in.

These tours in the USA are available upon request - please contact me to book a date. Minimum group size: 1 person. Maximum group size is limited to 30 persons.

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Tours in Europe & USA. Rembrandt tours English text. Rembrandt tours Dutch text (Nederlands). Van Gogh Tours. Lectures and Tours with a Japanese translator. General Tour Guide. Read client testimonials. Consider Wheelchair assistance. Storm flood waterworks.

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Photo by Dick Martin.

Cracking good photographer in NYC: Angela Cappetta.



The Rijksmuseum has done me the honor of linking the main Rijksmuseum site to my website. Start at and select Collection. Then choose 'Digital Collaboration' and the 'Digital Vermeer House'.

I conduct Rembrandt walks in Amsterdam for the Netherlands Bureau of Tourism, London and New York City offices. Their clients include important journalists.

The travel site has devoted a main feature to my tours and walks.

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Personal Travel guide to these countries and cities in Europe:

United Kingdom:
Birmingham, Cambridge, Canterbury, Dover, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Oxford, Newcastle, York. Dozens of smaller historic towns. Castles and historic houses & heritage.

Scandinavia: Denmark/Danmark: Copenhagen / Kobenhavn. Sweden: Stockholm.

Russia: St. Petersburg /Sankt Petersburg, Leningrad, Moscow / Moskva,

België / Belgium / Belge:
Brussel / Brussels, Antwerp / Antwerpen, Ghent /Gent, Brugge /Bruges, Liege / Luik.

France / Frankrijk /Frankreich:
Arles, Bordeaux, Cannes, Grenoble, Lille / Rijssel, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Nancy, Nice, Nimes, Paris, Strassburg, and hundreds of other towns including: Auvers sur Oise, Giverny.

Spain, Espana:
Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Malaga, Cordoba, Granada, Gibraltar, Palma.

Portugal: Lisbon/Lisboa, Porto.

Deutschland, Germany:
Augsburg, Berlin, Braunschweig / Brunswick, Bremen, Brunswick, Darmstadt, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hildesheim, Kassel, Koblenz, Koeln / Cologne, Mannheim, Munich/Munchen, Nurnberg / Neurenberg / Neuremberg, Regensburg, Stuttgart, Trier, Wurzburg.

Czech Republic: Prague/Praha.

Austria, Oesterreich, Osterreich: Linz, Melk, Salzburg, Wien / Vienna.

Schweiz/Switserland/Suisse: Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Luzern, Zurich.

Hungary: Budapest.

Arezzo, Bologna, Genua /Genova, Florence / Firenze, Milano / Milan, Naples / Napoli, Orvieto, Padua / Padova, Parma, Perugia, Ravenna, Reggio di Calabria, Rome / Roma, Venice / Venezia, Turin / Torino, and dozens of other historic towns.

Greece/Hellas: Athens/Athinai, Pelopponesos, Greek Islands tour, Greek History Tour, Greek philosophers' tour.

Tours by my colleagues in the USA: (these tours are all performed by my highly qualified, academically trained colleages who live in the USA).
They provide personal guide service to art museums on the east and west coasts. Contacts with other expert guides in the fields of architecture, battlefields, history, military history, music and social history, etc. Backstage entry tours of restaurants, opera houses, theatres, clubs, hotels.

East Coast: Boston, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and various university towns. Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York State, Pennsylvania, Maryland.

West Coast: San Francisco, Los Angeles.

In between: famous art collections and historic sites and towns.


About Drs Kaldenbach:


Drs. Kees Kaldenbach has been featured in television and radio documentaries, including BBC2 TV, NTV Japan, Danish TV and Radio Netherlands World Service. In July 2004 he was interviewed about Delft 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 17th century Delft, on Vincent van Gogh and on other art history topics.

Drs. Kees Kaldenbach is your private "scholar-lecturer on culture tours".

Further information is available on his encyclopedic web site:


Contact information:

Drs. Kees Kaldenbach ,

Haarlemmermeerstraat 83 hs

1058 JS Amsterdam

The Netherlands

telephone 020 - 669 8119 (from abroad NL +20 - 669 8119)

cell phone 06 - 2868 9775 (from abroad NL +6 - 2868 9775)






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Drs. Kees Kaldenbach, art historian, Haarlemmermeerstraat 83hs,
1058 JS Amsterdam
(near Surinameplein, ring road exit S106, Trams 1 and 17).

Telephone 020 669 8119;
Cell phone 06 - 2868 9775.

Open seven days a week.

Member of the VVV Tourist information and the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel).

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This page forms part of the 2000+ item Vermeer web site at

Launched April 15, 2004. Updated 27 October 2016.