In 2023 I presented many art lectures at my private home in order to prepare my clients for the great blockbuster Vermeer show in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum.

These At Home lecture presentations by art historian and art consultant Drs Kees Kaldenbach will continue. In order to give you an in-depth knowledge and perspective. And great layers of visual enjoyment. Not only of Vermeer but also for Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt.

Review / Testimony by and art and antique dealer: “Hello Kees,We want to express our greatest appreciation for the wonderful two hours you spent with us. Those two hours significantly enhanced our enjoyment of the Vermeer exhibit that we visited this morning. You are just GREAT! Roger and Carol”

“Kees, it really was delightful being with you today. You are a font of incredible knowledge.” Greg Rohan, director of Heritage Auctions, the nr 3 largest Art auction house in the USA.

“Dear Drs Kaldenbach, Thank you so much for the great presentation today. We all had a great time and learned a lot. We went to exhibit and it was amazing, and so much more because of your introduction. Let’s stay in touch. Regards, Iona and Ari.”

Go to Rembrandt AtHome

and  Vincent van Gogh AtHome

Below more for Vermeer

The Art of Painting, Vienna. I could travel to Vienna to give you a fab lecture on-site.

Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch in the Mauritshuis museum.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam  always presents four Vermeer painting out of the round 36 worldwide.

About one hour away by train, in the Mauritshuis (The Hague) you can see another three. Together with my AtHome lectures you get the wonderful opportunity to study Vermeer in-depth.

The Mauritshuis is the Royal Cabinet of Paintings also owns many fantastic Rembrandt paintings and also the famous Goldfinch by Fabritius.

As a bonus: an Extremely large macro/microscopic image of Vermeer, Girl with Pearl Earring.

About this teacher: Drs Kees Kaldenbach is an art historian having dedicated his professional life to Vermeer. He appeared in countless TV documentaries including BBC and Japanese TV and he is member of the Amsterdam Early Modernity / Golden Age circle of professionals.  He is the author of a book on Van Gogh, another one on Dutch museums and a yet unpublished book on Vermeer. Drs Kaldenbach has been lecturing and guiding in museums both in Holland and International for 22 years.

Review / Testimonial by Kierstin, March 2023:

“Thank you again for such an insightful two hours discussing Vermeer and his mysterious paintings.  I felt especially lucky to have a one on one session so I could ask my many questions, to which you always had an answer!  Visiting the extraordinary exhibition after our discussion truly enlightened my experience and I would not have looked at the artworks the same way, or looked for specific details had we not met.  I am incredibly grateful for your time, knowledge, professionalism, storytelling, etc.  What a treat!  I would highly recommend others to take the time meet with Kees. 😊

Lecture, March 6, in the Hilton hotel Amsterdam for about 120 members of the American Women’s Club: “Thank you so much for your presentation yesterday. Sorry you didn’t know the group was going to be as large as it was. Everyone really enjoyed it, so we are really grateful that you were able to talk to our group.”

“Thank you for your time today and sharing your knowledge with us. It was very inspirational and I look forward to seeing the exhibit in May.”


Interesting fact:

For painting lighting in museums the standard brightness amount needed is 200 lux.   Vermeer paintings do well with just 90 lux.  Told personally to me by the director of the Rijksmuseum, Taco Dibbets, February 11, 2023.  A measurement of 1 lux is equal to the illumination of a one metre square surface that is positioned one metre away from a single candle.




The Little Street in the Rijksmuseum. Photo shows me teaching there many years ago.




Business card. The logo has been crafted by Vermeer.