Amsterdam for for University groups, Journalists and Writers

Practical help with teaching, research, fact finding, inspiration and more

University of Michigan PhD group with three teachers, 2017, on the issue of Multicultural Society in Holland and its failed elements.

During the last 10 years, I have taught many university groups of PhD students travelling in Europe in order to broaden their outlook on societies. Usually this takes the form of extended walks in the city with stories that fit that proper site. I can also present workshops and lectures.

“We had a delightful tour of Amsterdam with Kees Kaldenbach. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the city, and is very good at making the details of many aspects of the city come alive. Many students in our group continued to talk about the tour throughout the day. That’s solid evidence of good teaching, This tour was one of the high points of our visit to Amsterdam!” David Wong



Spinoza Monument by the new City Hall. “The object of the State is Freedom”

For journalists and writers on Amsterdam subjects, I provide practical help with research, fact finding, inspiration and more. I have studied  extensively over the last 45 years. Lots of knowledge of facts and philosophy are thus stored  inside my head. I can help you with many pointers and ideas.

Camera team from USA, May 2017, at Maritime Museum / Scheepvaartmuseum.

I have assisted many journalist and writers with walks for the Dutch Tourist Agency in Amsterdam Walks during the last 18 years.

You may get a kick out of the Ambassade hotel Library. Here, famous authors leave signed copies of their work when they stay there.

Movie directors tell me: You have knowledge, passion and you know how to “sell” your points so that viewers see a man who enjoys talking about your subjects.

“Kees Kaldenbach accompanied a Samuel Courtauld Society visit to Amsterdam and Haarlem in May 2017, to support a Professor from The Courtauld Institute of Art. His organisation was extremely efficient. He was well-informed about the history and culture of the Netherlands across all historical periods, communicating a wealth of up-to-date information in a lively and accessible way.”

Tours by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in History, Social movements, Fine art and Design, Architecture. VIP entry.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.

Image to the right: Holland most famous author, Multatuli, who single handedly blew up the system of repression in what is now Indonesia. His book was Max Havelaar. Still eminently readable, and translated into English.


Part of Amsterdam Museum walkway, accessible without a ticket. Showing the Multicultural Drama of failed integration.