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Visit major Art cities in Western Europe (and USA cities) with your private art historian


Subjects: History, Art History and Architecture. Academic tours by scholar-lecturer, art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach* Complete Listing of tours


As an art historian based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I can meet you anywhere in Western Europe or the USA for giving high quality personalized guided tours of art museums and historic cities.

Together we will experience the beauty and history of the major capitals and cities of Western Europe. Enjoy yourself and learn about history while strolling and discussing the country's history, art and culture. Indoing so, we may touch many bases - spanning not only fine art and architecture but also the city's history and current social issues. See client testimonials.

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."

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Art Tours to German cities.

Drs. Kaldenbach is chairman of the Circle of Academic Tour Guides of the Netherlands and Flanders (CATON)


Starting at your home or hotel I will take you on a wonderful private cultural walking tour of your choice of cities in Western Europe. My guided itinerary tour offers you accessable informative conversation in English, Dutch, or German (my French and Italian are more limited).

Go to Academic level Tours in the USA.

You may also arrange this VIP treatment for business contacts or friends. Our cultural tour organisation office will take care of a unique and memorable experience. Client list includes major companies in the Netherlands.

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

*Martha Gellhorn, Travels with Myself and another, p. 182.

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

These tours are available upon request - please contact me to book a date. Minimum group size: 1 person. Maximum group size is limited to about 10 persons.


Complete Listing of tours




Photo by Dick Martin.



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, specifically for the Fine Art Museums:

United Kingdom:
Cambridge, Canterbury, Dover, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Oxford, Newcastle, York. Plus dozens of smaller historic towns. Castles and historic houses & heritage.

Scandinavia: Denmark/Danmark: Copenhagen / Kobenhavn and various castles. Sweden: Stockholm and Drottningholm palace.

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

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

France / Frankrijk / Frankreich:
Arles, Bordeaux, Cannes, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Nancy, Nice, Nimes, Paris, Strassbourg, and hundreds of other towns including: Auvers sur Oise, Giverny. Let me take you to hidden museums such as the Vix treasure.

Spain, Espana:
Barcelona, Bilbao, Cordoba, Fuengirola, Granada, Gibraltar, Madrid, Malaga, Palma. Santiago de Compostela, Valencia.

Portugal: Lisbon/Lisboa, Porto.

Deutschland, Germany:
Aachen, 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, Österreich: 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.

Turkey: Greek archaeology and architecture, Ephesus.

USA colleagues: Go to the academic level Tours in the USA. These tours are performed by a team of highly qualified, fully academically trained colleages. These services are wide-ranging. 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. Unique backstage entry tours of the finest restaurants, opera houses, theatres, clubs, hotels, historic mansions.



About Drs. Kees Kaldenbach:

Read a biography.

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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Launched April 15, 2004. Updated 27 October 2016.