This Amsterdam Medical tour is a walk of about 2 hours celebrating the key moments of Medical history in Amsterdam and elsewhere in Holland. The tour first takes you for a short visit to the Amsterdam Museum where we will see some of the great anatomy paintings. Walking outside, we will see the University of Amsterdam ObGyn maternity ward, where too many mothers and babies died – because washing hands was seen by doctors as a superfluous act of cleanliness.

Andreas Vesalius, who rejected the Galenus approach and went for scientific discovery.

Then we wind our way to the Weighing Hall (Waag) at Nieuwmarkt, where dissections of hanged criminals took place, as seen and painted by Rembrandt. This painting is now in The Hague.  The other Rembrandt dissection scene is now in  the Hermitage, Amsterdam


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

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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 10AM.