Drs Kaldenbach with private client. The poster announces the Vienna Vermeer. Just about the best in the world

International curated art museum visits and private art tours with Drs Kaldenbach

Private tours with your own private Fine art ‘Traveling Professore’* to help you see and understand more. VIP expeditions to many centers of artistic and cultural interest.




Please note: I live in Amsterdam, Holland. Europe time zone!

Tours by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry. New: Private Audio system available.

I will travel in by air and require payment of airfare and hotel cost. Plus my teaching fee !

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

English list.



AUSTRIA, Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum

AUSTRIA, Vienna, Fine Arts Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie

AUSTRIA, Vienna, Galerie der Akademie


BELGIUM, Antwerp, Fine arts,  (available after reopening of the major Fine Arts Museum, 2022?)

BELGIUM, Brussels (fine art museum)

BELGIUM, Ghent Altarpiece, Van Eijck

BELGIUM, Bruges, Groeninge Museum


CZECH REP. Prague, National Gallery (Narodni, Sternberg palace)


DENMARK, Copenhagen  Statens Museum, Fine Art

DENMARK, Copenhagen, National (Viking) Museum

Vermeer: The Art of Painting. This may be the finest painting in the entire world. I fell for it in 1975


ENGLAND, London, National Gallery

ENGLAND, London, British Museum

ENGLAND, London, Wallace Collection

ENGLAND, Manchester Art Gallery

ENGLAND, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery

ENGLAND, Liverpool Lady Lever and Walker + Manchester

ENGLAND, Birmingham Museum and Barber Institute

ENGLAND, Fitzwilliam, Cambridge



FRANCE, Paris, Louvre

FRANCE, Paris, Orsay Museum of 19th c. art

FRANCE, Lille, Beaux-Arts


GERMANY, Berlin, Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

Berlin Museum tickets blues Tickets for free – First Sunday of each month

GERMANY, Dresden, Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Cologne, Wallraf, Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Ludwig Museum

GERMANY, Cologne, Roman Art Antuquity

GERMANY, Frankfurt/Main, Staedel Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Hamburg Kunsthalle

GERMANY, Karlsruhe, Kunsthalle

GERMANY, Kassel, Fine Arts, Gemäldegalerie

GERMANY, Munich, Alte Pinakothek, Gemäldegalerie

Taste of 10 cities in Germany, a taste of German fine art.


IRELAND, Dublin, National Gallery

IRELAND, Dublin, Archaeology in National Museum


ITALY, Rome,   National Museum of Roman Antiquities,

ITALY, Rome, Galleria  Borghese,

ITALY, Rome, Musei  Capitolini,

ITALY, Rome,  Palazzo Barberini,

ITALY, Rome,  Arte Moderna.

ITALY, Rome, Church Architecture and walks.

ITALY, Caravaggio in Napoli/Naples)


SPAIN, Madrid, Prado.


USA, New York City, Metropolitan museum of Art + Cloisters

USA – lots of other East Coast museums. for instance Boston, and Philadelphia, using a Zoom connection, 10.000+ images available!

Please note, I cannot teach there in the USA due to work permit & legal issues.


SWITZERLAND, Kunstmuseum Basel Plus all outstanding art museums in Bern, Zurich, Winterthur. I have made a week long Reconnaissance trip in the spring of 2018.


Docents, are you looking for an education  in Tour Guiding: outstanding  Masterclasses in Museum tour guiding.

Europe and elsewhere: VIP  museum visits for Museum Patrons and Board members


Rome, National Museum of Roman Antiquity.



This book on Van Gogh shows his travels and houses, and maps of his period. I wrote it a while ago. As a European travel guide.

Business card. The logo refers to Vermeer.

Author Kaldenbach lecturing in front of Vermeer

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 ‘Traveling 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. Travels to feed our enthusiasm. Travelling for art.

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

* Why “professore”? I have a lifetime of art history studies behind me. My book on Vermeer is forthcoming. In academic circles I have always worked independently and I am considered by my peers in academic art history as being of academic level, being member of the Golden Age Circle, University of Amsterdam. Over the decades, I have published in academic books and exhibition catalogues (London, NYC). During my entire lifetime I have published many articles and everything is now 100% available on my web site listed above. The old saying goes: “If it looks like a duck, it swims like a duck, it quacks like a duck, then it is probably a duck.”

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


For which clients is this meant? For those high income who want to splurge once on VIP experience. Or for the 1% extremely high income, call it the financial ‘elite’. Or the 1% of the 1% ultra rich elite. You: set high demands. Me: I offer a lifetime of art expertise, art knowledge and didactic experience.

In the Mauritshuis, 2018. I was guiding four clients. A lady was keenly eavesdropping and I invited her in for the next short subject, a talk about the Goldfinch by Fabritius.
This was her emailed response a day later:

„Dear Drs. Kaldenbach, I want to thank you for including me “for two minutes” today during your tour session. It was very nice of you to perceive my interest in knowing more about The Goldfinch painting. The information was extremely interesting to me. I have been to a few museums during my visit to Amsterdam and paid for tour guide’s services. However, I learned more from you in those two minutes than an hour with others. Your kindness to include me was appreciated and want you to know your knowledge about art is inspiring.
My best, Jil Jensen.”


In November 2019 Sally Ross, painter from Australia and Drs Kees Kaldenbach, art historian, travelled together in for a week in Germany, visiting numerous art museums and galleries in Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt. We succeeded in an Intensive Art Immersion visiting the best art museums.

“I had the pleasure to be guided by Kees on a recent trip through major German art collections. Kees was generous with his considerable knowledge, particularly of Dutch painting. Always good humoured, relaxed yet attentive and a true art-lover, Kees was delightfully devoid of intellectual snobbism […]  Kees knows his stuff and he knows when to speak and when to let the art do the talking.  Thank you!

Sally Ross, Painter, Australia.”



A year before, in November 2018, a client from Detroit, Michigan, USA invited me to join him and his wife in his mansion, and to accompany him and his friends to the great museums of Detroit and Toledo, Ohio. This was one review:

“Dear Kees, Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge with us yesterday. All of us in the group were impressed with your special connection to the art we examined. What makes you unique in my experience is your ability to break down mysteries into the pragmatic and manageable. The process, the techniques, the reflexion on history, and the business of art then and now are all evident when we seek it. Of course, you look deeper than just about anyone and have discovered treasure after treasure as a result. Quest forth. I hope you will find a publisher for your latest Vermeer work in the coming year.

Again, Dank Je, Kees. All the Best, Joe LoDuca”