Rijksmuseum in morning light, photo Kaldenbach

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – for an excellent visit with your Business Partners

New: Private Audio system available.

VIP tour for business partners – or small  VIP family or friends groups

NEW Claus Sluter, Calvary / Christ on cross with Mary and John. Purchase 2021.

NEW Because of the Corona shutdown, I now offer a digital museum visit, using Zoom combined with Powerpoint. Call me for an appointment! Enjoy a 1 hour private Powerpoint presentation with your own ‘Professore’ on Zoom.

Rembrandt, his early work, his late work and his Etchings

Vermeer, Biography, Life story, Women, Interiors.

All available via Zoom connection.

Please note: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is reopening , and due to Corona times, there are new rules of entry. Beforehand on the museum web site https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/tickets/articles buy your tickets for a specific day and specific time block and please add one free ticket for me as your guide (choose the last option I already have a ticket/Voucher). Please bring the resulting PDFs on your electronic device, as a photo of the PDF is not accepted. Inside, no photography is allowed.

NEW Claus Sluter, Pieta. Purchase 2021.

Message to the Company manager: Will you receive a key business partner visit to the Netherlands – and do they want a special museum visit? Do you wish this business relation to get  the best that money can buy?

Message to private parties: do you have a small family group that appreciates a special VIP visit to the museum of their choice? I am the designated arts specialist, your expert museum man!

Kaldenbach with Vermeer, View of Delft, Mauritshuis. He has done major archival research on this painting. And published it with the main Vermeer specialist in Washington DC

Languages: Fluent Dutch, Fluent English, Good German.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach a well-spoken, talented, enthusiastic art historian who specializes in painters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Gauguin.

He also has great and deep knowledge of the history and artistic life of the cities of Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Haarlem, Leiden, Gouda, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam of the seventeenth century. In collaboration with the Rijksmuseum he has built the Digital  Vermeer House. His web site about Delft, and Vermeer consists of thousands of pages.

Tour by a professional art historian with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in the field of visual arts and design, architecture and history. VIP access.

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.”

===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.


Drs Kees Kaldenbach: “… he is wildly overqualified as a guide That’s his secret … Trust me on this..” Gabe. Notice in February 2017.

Outside this museum: Living visible history as city walks.

University of Michigan PhD group with three teachers, 2017, on the issue of Multicultural Society in Holland and its failed elements.

During the last 10 years, I have taught many university groups of PhD students travelling in Europe in order to broaden their outlook on societies. Usually this takes the form of extended walks in the city with stories that fit that proper site. I can also present workshops and lectures.

Clear language, even for complicated subjects.

“We had a delightful tour of Amsterdam with Kees Kaldenbach. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the city, and is very good at making the details of many aspects of the city come alive. Many students in our group continued to talk about the tour throughout the day. That’s solid evidence of good teaching, This tour was one of the high points of our visit to Amsterdam!” David Wong

Photo by Kaldenbach of the original festoons of the Delft St Luke Guild, now in the wall of Rijksmuseum. Photo copyright Kaldenbach 2017.