COMPLETE LISTING OF 48 high quality, expert-level, articulate docent-guided TOURS,

Fine Art & Architecture Travel

Upscale BBC Quality Private Lectures & Private Guided Tours

Programmes of outreach in the field of Western art history and architecture.

Escorted private tours, sophisticated and fascinating itineraries for art lovers and VIPs by the accomplished art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach, Amsterdam.

Fluent English spoken. Man spricht Deutsch, Nederlands.

Save tons of $$ money in Holland

 

Museum Fast track entry - in ALL Amsterdam museums. Avoid spending time waiting in museum queues. Enter the museums together with me. In Dutch: Voortaan de museum wachtrijen overslaan.

 

Tours also to German cities. German spoken/Man spricht auch Deutsch

Spanish tours, Tours en español. French Page version en français, en français.

Programme of Tours Menu translated into Chinese

Drs. Kaldenbach's biography.

Deutsche Biographie

Third party testimonials. One shown here below.

Steven Dalgleish, 2011: "Drs Kees Kaldenbach is one of Amsterdam`s most respected Art historians and leading personal tour organisers for all those discerning visitors interested in exploring the fabulously rich cultural variety and heritage that the city has to offer - Kees offers 48 different tours, all of which delve deeply into the very fabric of what makes the city tick in a highly informative and entertaining fashion - To view the wide variety of tours available and to see why Kees is so popular with tourists and visiting TV documentary companies alike."

Payment. For further information please contact kalden@xs4all.nl Please specify your personal needs, date, time AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS of both your mobile telephone and hotel. Usually we require a deposit by bank or by Credit Card. Our company is stable and trustworthy - that is why we have long standing contracts with VISA, Mastercard and American Express. He is a private operator, a specialized DMC, Local Destination Management Company. Favourite tour guide, "Professore".

Money Back Guarantee: In case of cancellation during the first 15 minutes of the trip, your money is returned in full.

Breaking news: Vermeer's Seated Woman, cleaning Eel

48+ Great Things to do in Amsterdam and other towns in Holland, The Netherlands and elsewhere in Western Europe

 

Rijksmuseum tour. The glorious national collection

Rijksmuseum with children

Vermeer for ultimate Vermeer buff lectures and tours. Hot news we will discuss: vanityfair.com, article about Tim Jenison

See Dali's opinion of Vermeer

Vermeer and Neuroscience / Opthalmology.

Rembrandt tours incl the Maria Trip portrait

English article on key portrait of Uytenboogaard.

Dutch/NL text Uytenboogaerd, Dutch

Tours for higher educated clients

Van Gogh Museum, English text

Van Gogh Museum, NL Dutch

See all 330 Rembrandt paintings in full size reproductions, in about 2 hours

Van Gogh Museum Tours

Van Gogh Lectures, Amsterdam + Otterlo

Amsterdam Stedelijk (municipal) Museum of Modern art. Stedelijk Museum, NL.

Amsterdam walking tour.

Connoisseur's Amsterdam

Jewish Culture in Amsterdam. In Dutch: Joodse cultuur in Amsterdam

Walk with economic theme United East India Company. In Dutch/Nederlands: VOC thema.

Amsterdam Maritime Museum In Dutch: Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Docklands revitalisation, Modern Architecture Java Island

Walk on Women of Amsterdam theme. In Dutch: Vrouwen van Amsterdam

Canal walk on the Rich and the Painters theme. In Dutch- Rijken + Kunstenaars thema

Birth of Capitalism in Amsterdam. Dutch: Geboorte van Kapitalisme in Amsterdam.

Spotting the Rich & Famous inhabitants in the Golden Age

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Holland: 8 personalized tours

Cruise ship arrival in Amsterdam

Hire your own wooden luxury boat and captain

Famliefeestje op niveau... thuis of uit naar een museum.

An incentive trip. Of een incentive beloning (NL).

Scientific Amsterdam history tour

Royal Palace / Town Hall on Dam Sq

aAmsterdam tour for business excursions. Dutch: Wetenschap in Amsterdam

Amsterdam during World War 2 historical tour. NL: Nazi bezetting, WO II.

Tour of Jewish Amsterdam, NL: Joods Amsterdam

Amsterdam newspaper offices in our 'Fleet Street' historical tour

Amsterdam School Architecture Tour. NL Architectuur van de Amsterdamse School.

Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian History Tour. Amsterdamse geschiedenis van Gay en Lesbo.

Amsterdam for Opera buffs, English. Amsterdamse Operawereld NL.

Amsterdam Stedelijk (municipal) Museum of Modern art, just reopened. Stedelijk Museum, NL.

Amsterdam Shopping assistant (female)

Beyond Amsterdam:

Amsterdam Waterland (just to the north)

A great Photo Safari for landscape & painting

Holland for fine art painters

Alkmaar tour English. Alkmaar tour NL

Alkmaar + Edam , cheese industry tour English. Alkmaar + Edam , kaas industrie toer NL

Edam-Monnickendam tour English. Edam-Monnickendam tour NL.

Delft tour English. Delft tour NL.

The Hague tour English. Den Haag tour NL.

Mauritshuis in The Hague.

Mondrian in The Hague, English. Mondriaan in Den Haag, NL

Gouda tour English. Gouda tour NL.

Haarlem tour English. Haarlem tour NL.

Three High-tech Calatrava bridges, Haarlemmermeer, English.

Industrial heritage: Largest steam engine in the world. Het Cruquius Pompgemaal Haarlemmermeer NL

Hilversum tour English. Hilversum tour NL.

Leiden tour English. Leiden tour NL.

Rotterdam tour, English. Rotterdam tour NL.

Rotterdam - Van Nelle factory tour in English. Rotterdam, Van Nelle fabriek NL.

Utrecht tour English. Utrecht tour NL.

Amersfoort tour English. Amersfoort tour NL.

Bruges tour English. Brugge tour NL.

Kroller Muller / National Park tour.

Beemster polder, UNESCO lijst werelderfgoed NL tour NL.

Water engineering in the Beemster polder, UNESCO world heritage. tour English

Polders and windmills as engineering marvels and landscape miracles, scientific atlas for all polders in Dutch and English.

Keukenhof flower gardens tour English. Keukenhof tour NL.

A private discussion class on sexuality in Holland: the local flavour.

Cruise passengers: save money in Italy. Civitavecchia - Tarquinia bus for pennies.

Caravaggio art trail worldwide, for instance Naples

Visit Bali 1860.

Public speaking engagements

Restaurants with an interesting disability staff

Small group culture tours in Holland and Germany

Kaldenbach full Publications list

International Travel in Europe: Tailor Made Art Tours throughout Western Europe by Drs. Kaldenbach. Including Tours to German cities.

General Holland History and art Tour Guide.

Volendam harbour extra special days: the PIEPER race at the beginning of April and the VOLENDAMMERDAG at the end of June.

Travel tips, how to save money and behave properly !: Holland Guide for the Perplexed.

Wanted: Chinese interpreters, Go to English version. Gevraagd: Chinees sprekende tolken, ga naar NL version.

Save tons of $$ money in Holland

A high level private guide and tour designer for private and small-group tourism. 50 points for those of you who can explain the blue traffic sign above!

Looking for colleagues.

Opleiding tot kunst-rondleider-gids in Amsterdam

 

See above for themed holidays.

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Read my complete online 11,000 word book on Vermeer & Delft, intended for a general public
0) Introduction
1) The fortified City of Delft
2) Artisans and the Guild of St Luke
3) Science and Technology in Delft
4) Vermeers Private House
5) Women - Courtship - Music
6) Beer - Bread - Markets
7) Hidden Corners in Delft
8) Selected Bibliography

Read my complete online 20,000 word essay on Vermeer & Brain theory, written for an academic public
1) Foreword
2) Introduction and terminology. houding, perception of reality, realism, illusionism and trompe l’oeil
3) Understanding Vermeer’s Perception of Reality; a Discussion of Characteristics
4) Brain and colour
5) Form as registered by the brain
6) Facial recognition, depth, movement, fine vs broad
7) Using this knowledge in studying and appreciating Vermeer
8) Workshop matters, Painters’ Supplies, Palette, The fijnschilder style versus the loose style, fourteen Qualities listed by Philips Angel
9) Naturalness, enticing the viewers
10) Delft artists influencing Vermeer
11) Vermeers Early, Middle, Late period. Camera Obscura
12) Vermeer’s World of Interiors: a Reality or a Construction
13) Landmark Vermeer literature (in print on paper form)
14) Digital Art History Studies and Presentations on Questions - on Perception of Reality in Vermeer Paintings
15) External CD-Rom, DVD, film material on Vermeer
16) Selected Bibliography

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Tours Auf Deutsch.

Spotting the 250 Rich & Famous inhabitants in the Golden Age, especially in Amsterdam. See the Amsterdam Map in the Golden Age (Map with dots indicating where the high and mighty lived in Amsterdam, in the seventeenth century).

Educational tours for School groups & Special interest groups.

Amsterdam modern architecture tour: Eastern Docklands Harbour District. Urban Development District.

Very, very strange Amsterdam tours (Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!).

Amsterdam Red Light District present day transformation plans explained in depth.

Consider car ride & wheelchair assistance.

And now for something completely different: arrange for a glass of wine & cheese & crackers and a quality talk at night.

Visit the Dutch storm flood engineering waterworks down south, in the province of Zeeland.

A major reseach story coming up in 2015: The exquisite Fritz Mannheimer collection in teh Rijksmuseum

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International Menu, trevel preparations, also for Cruise clients:

Powerpoint presentation of Amsterdam.
Powerpoint presentation of Athens.
Powerpoint presentation of Barcelona.
Powerpoint presentation of Berlin.
Powerpoint presentation of Copenhagen.
Powerpoint presentation of Cairo.
Powerpoint presentation of Florence.
Powerpoint presentation of Gauguin in France, Tahiti, Marquesas.
Powerpoint presentation of Istanbul.
Powerpoint presentation of Israel.
Powerpoint presentation of Naples.
Powerpoint presentation of Rome.
Powerpoint presentation of Split.
Powerpoint presentation of Stockholm.
Powerpoint presentation of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Powerpoint presentation of Tallinn.
Powerpoint presentation of Venice
Menu presentation of walks and museum visits in Towns in Holland.

Hospitality exchange: you are welcome in Amsterdam if we are welcome in Chicago.

Just some of my source publications

Full text of Philip Angel, Lof der Schilder-konst, Leiden 1642.

Full text of Delft section of Obreen list of Delft Guild members (clickable).

Some maps from the Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem, UNESCO heritage, in Vienna, go to main Van der Hem Atlas page

Meet my colleagues Worldwide: Tour guides in New York City and other cities in the USA (all highly educated colleagues)

Japanese tourists? Take my Lectures and Tours with a Japanese translator. Reviews in a Japanese magazine and in a Dutch magazine.

New! Drs Kees Kaldenbach was selected as top of the bill tour guide by the discerning American Express Credit Card company.

Dutch - Nederlandse pagina.

Tours by a colleague in South Africa: Rouston Gilfillan

Drs. Kees Kaldenbach is said to be widely read, has unparalleled art expertise and will assist you in creating bespoke itineraries. Enjoy an exclusive guide service, providing VIP treatment, and a privileged relationship. He will present you with the best Holland and European cities have to offer.

Third party testimonials.

Read a biography.

Complete listing of tours

Save tons of $$ money in Holland

Download the PDF file with the same image as the one on the right. Printable front side and back side. 3 flyers on one regular A4 sheet.

Become a reseller and make money.

Bedrijfsuitjes en familie-uitjes voor kleine groepen.

Fine Print / Legal issues

Cancellation: The charges for cancellation more than 48 hours in advance are covered by your deposit. Charges for client cancellation 24-48 hours in advance: 25% of the agreed sum to be billed to the client's credit card. Charges for client cancellation less than 24 hours in advance: 60% of the agreed sum to be billed to the client's credit card. In case of no-show or of annulment less than 10 hours in advance: 80% of the agreed sum to be billed to the client's credit card. When booking, you agree to these arrangements.

Scam warning & bad debtors.

Egyptian Giza Pyramid visit, a friendly warning. Be preparad!

A vanityfair.com article about Tim Jenison

Critique about the Tims Vermeer project on Jonathan Janson's pages


Read client referrals and testimonials

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Published 2012:

Andachtsbild article. In the light of Geert Grote: Andachtsbilder and images of spirituality in the sacred and the profane world

Articles Published earlier:

Adriaen Coorte, by Quentin Buvelot, book & exhibition catalogue.
De Grote Rembrandt, door Gary Schwartz, boek.
Geschiedenis van Alkmaar, boek.
Carel Fabritius, Tentoonstellingscatalogus.
Frans van Mieris, Tentoonstellingscatalogus.
From Rembrandt to Vermeer, Grove Art catalogue, book.
Vermeer Studies, Congresbundel.
C. Willemijn Fock: Het Nederlandse interieur in beeld, boek.
Het Huwelijksgeschenk (1934), boek over de egoïstische vrouw, die haar luiheid botviert.
Zandvliet, 250 De Rijksten van de Gouden Eeuw , boek + nieuwe stippenplattegrond!
Ik doe wat ik doe, teksten van Lennaert Nijgh , boek + cd
Het Rotterdam Boek, boek.
Bouwen in Nederland 600 - 2000, boek.
Hollandse Stadsgezichten/ Dutch Cityscape, exhib. cat.
Zee van Land / over Hollandse Polders (NL) boek
Sea of Land / about Dutch Polders (English) book

TEFAF 2008+2013 art fair

Fagel library conference, Dublin.

Tips for cruise line travelers.

Save tons of $$ money in Holland


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For further information please contact kalden@xs4all.nl Specify your personal needs, date, time AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS of both your mobile telephone and hotel. We require a deposit by PayPal or by Credit Card. Our company is stable and trustworthy - that is why we have long standing contracts with VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

 

 

Private Art Tour Advantages:

1) A tailor-made private tour created especially for you
2) Customized to your specific interests
3) Native resident of Amsterdam who speaks fluent English and German
4) 25+ years experience as an art historian and personal guide
5) Excellent didactic and educational skills, but fun and interesting to listen to.

Steven Dalgleish, 2011: "Drs Kees Kaldenbach is one of Amsterdam`s most respected Art historians and leading personal tour organisers for all those discerning visitors interested in exploring the fabulously rich cultural variety and heritage that the city has to offer - Kees offers 48 different tours, all of which delve deeply into the very fabric of what makes the city tick in a highly informative and entertaining fashion - To view the wide variety of tours available and to see why Kees is so popular with tourists and visiting TV documentary companies alike."

 

 

Contact information:

Drs. Kees Kaldenbach , kalden@xs4all.nl

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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see my tours on Viamigo

 

My home address for lectures (see red arrow below):

Map of Haarlemmermeerstraat, Amsterdam. Please note this tricky situation: there is another street in town that sounds almost the same: Haarlemmerstraat. Taxi drivers may take you to the wrong one - so please be specific. You need to go to my Haarlemmermeerstraat.

How to get there :

- by car: ring road exit S 106 towards the centre, then 1st to the right (paid parking)

- by trams 1 and 17; exit at Surinameplein

- by tram 2; exit Hoofddorpplein.

From the museum square or Leidseplein in the center it takes about a 10-minute tram ride.

 

Read client testimonials about Kaldenbach.

Scam artists, Bad business warning

I accept the gift certificate from Tourist Info VVV Iris bon (acceptant van de VVV Iris kadobon)

English spoken

Man spricht auch Deutsch

Spreekt Nederlands

Et je parle un peu Français, la langue des arts et culture.

My programme listing of All Tours in Chinese

I am a Gold member of this tourguide group:

Best Private Guide in Netherlands

A large publication coming up in 2015: The exquisite Fritz Mannheimer story

2013: BBC shoot in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

 

BBC 4 TV programme shoot in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, March 28, 2013 just before the formal opening. Kaldenbach in red jacket. Behind the middle cameraman interviewer Andrew Graham-Dixon. The director approaching from the right.

 

In the middle: daughter Suzanne, who has not been there 12 years, Kees Kaldenbach and interviewer Andrew Graham-Dixon.

 

Information on the paintings still to be placed.

Last update September 14, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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