Staedel Museum of Fine Art,

Join me in a great art museum visit, in Frankfurt am Main

10 Must-see paintings.

NEW  Stolen Vermeer from Boston, resurrected.

A visit with your own art historian, flying in for you.

Bartolomeo Veneto, Portrait of a Young Woman, as Flora

Join me for a visit to the Staedel Museum of Fine Art, Frankfurt am Main.    I will be your private professore, travelling in from Amsterdam, Holland specially for you. Tour by Drs Kees Kaldenbach, a professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry. Entry best at from 9 or 10AM.

Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours. The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professore’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

1. Expensive option: You can hire me and I will fly in to be your own outstanding private “Professore”. At your cost, I will fly in especially for you and I will guide you after spending a hotel night. And then a very memorable museum visit or two.

2. Less expensive option: I know many first-rate art historian colleagues all over Western Europe. Therefore I know just the company/guide to arrange an excellent museum visit for you. I work very closely with these art history women and men and they are brilliant.


Vermeer, one of the 36 in existence.

The Städel, officially the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, is an art museum in Frankfurt am Main, on the bank of the river. Clearly one of the most important collections in Germany, the Städel owns 2,700 paintings (of which 600 are on display) and a collection of 100,000 drawings and prints as well as 600 sculptures.

The institute was founded 1815 by the local banker and merchant Johann Friedrich Städel. In 1878, a new museum building was designed in the German Gründerzeit style.

These days there is a a major digital outreach as well.

===new in 2018===

Please open this on a big computer screen:
Choose categories => Johannes Vermeer
From the page with all 36 images, choose one Vermeer painting, then move the cursor over the right hand small image, after pressing the + sign.


Tour 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.

German Expressionism. Items from both groups: Blue Rider (Munich) and Bridge (Berlin).

Master of Flemalle, close to the Flemish Primitives.

Rembrandt, Blinding of Samson. terrifying story.


Vermeer, Geographer. A fine painting deserving at least 10 minutes of concentrated discussion, analysis, effort.


Tischbein painting of Goethe relaxing in the Campania countryside, Italy.


Author Kaldenbach lecturing in front of another Vermeer, Mauritshuis

Overview of International tours (outside Holland).

Berchem, one of the best paintings by this Dutch master I have ever seen in my lifetime.

A whole series by the Master of Flemalle. No other museum has such a wide range.

XXL Crucificxion, Master of Flemalle

Feuerbach, the eternally brooding artists of Roman life.

Dancing rats, by Kessel. An oddity in this museum.

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.