Vincent van Gogh!

A great AtHome lecture on Vincent van Gogh for a maximum of 7 persons will be your excellent preparation for your visit to the Van Gogh museum In Amsterdam.

It also prepares you well for another visit by car, taking one hour,  to the second Van Gogh collection in the fabulous Kroller-Muller art museum located near Otterlo in the national nature park High Veluwe. This park also holds probably the best open air sculpture collection in the world (and yes I have seen most of them). I am NOT allowed to drive you there myself but can come along in your vehicle and show you the way –  telling stories about landscape and history.

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 Dr 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.”

My book on Vincent’s travels and life, written in Dutch and English.

Go to Vermeer AtHome

and  Vincent van Gogh AtHome

Below for more Van Gogh

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam opened in 1973 and has been a runaway success ever since. As the family owned about 200 paintings the tax in case of death would become insurmountable and so a Foundation was created and the Dutch State built the 1973 building. Along the c. 200 paintings came the treasure trove of about 600 drawings and c 800 letters. Exceptionally,  I was allowed once to visit this fire-proof room in the museum.

About one hour away by car, in the Rijksmuseum Kroller Moller (near Otterlo) you can see many more.

Together with my AtHome lectures you get the wonderful opportunity to study Vincent in-depth.

Museum sign, on the outside of the 1973 building. My photo, in False colours.

Destroyed in WW2. Van Gogh on the way in southern France.

The Van Gogh bedroom in his Yellow House. Intended as an art academy in a city without art life. Kaldenbach teaching.











This book on Van Gogh shows his travels and houses. I wrote it in 1990.

About this teacher: Drs Kees Kaldenbach is an art historian having dedicated his professional life to the artists Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt. 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 Vincent’s life and travels, another book about art museums in Holland and a yet unpublished book on Vermeer. Drs Kaldenbach has been lecturing and guiding in museums both in Holland and International for 23 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 2023, in the Hilton hotel Amsterdam for about 250 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.”









Business card. The logo has been crafted by Vermeer.