Drs. Kees Kaldenbach - Private Guide in AmsterdamMember Since 2005
Vermeer in full glory, seven masterworks in Holland
Culture and History tour in Amsterdam
Tour Price : Depending on starting point. Please email me stating your group size. Duration : Total time of this tour: about 1 1/2 hours. Delft & The Hague more time + cost. Languages: Dutch, English, German, also with a translator in Japanese and other languages
There are four delectable Vermeer paintings in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum.
If you want to see three more on that same day or the next day, we traverse Hollands countryside for a ride to The Hague and perhaps onto Delft, the city where Vermeer lived. Delft is one of the most beautiful preserved of all old Dutch towns and there is no better way to see it than with a personalized tour.
Vermeer had a unique and subtle way of telling a story through visual art. As an art historian and teacher of art, I will help you to look into the many secrets Vermeer's paintings hold, broadening your vision in understanding meanings, themes, perspective, depths and hues.
With a limited choice of pigments, Vermeer created his high-definition compositions. Step by step, you begin to note the extraordinary effects throughout his paintings. Magically, each Vermeer has a notable impact on everyone who is willing to upen up the heart and eye, enough to see and encounter it. Some stand there for 5 or ten minutes, awe-struck.
The Mauritshuis in The Hague holds three Vermeer paintings and many famous contemporaries of Vermeer. Please note: due to rebuilding the Mauritshuis is now closed and the best masterworks are temporarily on show in the Gemeentemuseum.
Please book early by making contact via email, where we can discuss tailored times and prices. We can also discuss how many are in your group and how to accommodate them. Tour prices may vary according to number of hours, starting point and group size. Children are very welcome, by the way. I usually take groups with 2 to 10 persons. Extra cost: tram or bus tickets. Museum tickets.
|Tour Price: Depending on starting point. Please email me stating your group size.|
|Duration: Total time of this tour: about 1 1/2 hours. Delft & The Hague more time + cost.|
|Languages: Dutch, English, German, also with a translator in Japanese and other languages|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||NO|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||YES|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||NO|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|
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