In Haarlem, North Holland

Escape to a city just west of Amsterdam. Three high quality places to visit. High quality curated museum tours


Great hall of Frans Hals Museum, with festive table. In the background XXL Frans Hals group portraits.

The Frans Hals Museum, boasting the birth of Dutch Painting plus Frans Hals masterworks.

The Teylers Museum, showing the Birth of the age of Enlightenment. 18th C scientific instruments and more.

The Great Gothic St Bavo cathedral with its mighty organ that was once played by Mozart


Larger images are available on this old school site.

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

Wooden roof of the St Bavo Cathedral. Initially a fireproof stone roof was planned, causing unsurmountable weight problems.

Teylers Museum, for technology and encyclopaedic knowledge.

Floris van Dijk, Banquet from an age without plenty, supermarkets. Frans Hals Museum.

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.