Kees Kaldenbach

High quality art tours in Dutch museums
and walks in historic city centers.

Private Museum Tours

Private Art Tours in various Art Museums in Amsterdam and other parts of the Netherlands.

Architectural City Walks

Excellent Architectural walks in Dutch Historic city Centers and in modern city revitalization projects. While walking, we discuss society and history.

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This is a ship model in the Old Church (de Oude Kerk) in Amsterdam. It is located in the middle of the Red Light District. Jacob van Heemskerck attempted to reach the Far East, in order to open up world trade to Amsterdam. He choose the Northern polar route in 1576. Instead of succeeding he and his men got caught in polar ice for a full winter of unspeakable hardship.
He helped the British win Gibraltar in 1607. This ship ‘Aeolus’ commemorates this victory. A monument for his grave is below the ship.
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This might be the only group portrait of beggars ever painted, by Jan van Bijlert called "Portraits of the Inhabitants at St Jobsgasthuis in Utrecht" (1630 - 1635) and can be seen in the Centraal Museum, in Utrecht.
They lived in St Jobs Hospital, which was turned into an Old Mens Home. Many of the inmates were penniless indigents treated for sexually transmitted diseases. The city Council allowed the men to beg for money twice a year, but that ended in 1634.
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