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Kröller Müller Museum Tour with an art historian

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 4 people
Destination(s): Netherlands  
Specialty Categories: Museum Tours   Garden Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 140 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 280 Euro (EUR)

You will have the benefit of being driven in a private car. On the way we may already discuss history, painting, sculpture and perhaps other sundry subjects as well. History, Art History and Architecture, Impressionist art, Van Gogh's life and his paintings. A personalized tour by scholar-lecturer, art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach. The first major, visionary collector of Van Gogh paintings is Helene Müller, born 1869, who married the wealthy industrialist, mr Kröller and thus, by Dutch custom, was named ms. Kröller-Müller.

As the couple were incredibly wealthy they bought a vast hunting area and built themselves a luxurious villa-cum-hunting lodge and made detailed plans for a major museum on their property in order to house the modern art collection amassed by Helene. With almost unlimited funds, an impeccable taste and mr Bremmer as the main art advisor next to her, she had started to buy works by Juan Gris, Piet Mondian and many other names of artists now internationally famous. Those works of art were still affordable in those days.

Then the economic crash of 1933 came and their business capital evaporated. With foresight, the Dutch state took over the land and the art collections and supported the construction of the small museum to house the grand collection, and opened up the museum and wildlife park to the public as a celebration of the interplay between Nature & Art. Subsequent directors added new wings and designed a vast sculpture park which is almost unequaled in the world. A visit to the park is a treat. One needs a car to get there, out in the middle of nowhere.

As an art historian based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, I can pick you up in and outside of Amsterdam for a personalized guided tour by car. My private car is a small Toyota Starlet. I am an art historian involved in programmes with CNN, BBC2, BBC3 and the national TV networks of The Netherlands, Denmark and Japan. I have written a book on Van Gogh and I am very successful in providing hundreds of lectures and guided tours. Meetings and teaching on all knowledge levels are possible, for lay persons who hardly ever have visited museums to seasoned professionals in the museum and art world.

When riding through the landscape of the provinces of Holland, Utrecht and Gelderland I can inform you about the countryside, discussing the country's history, the Ice age remnants, agricultural projects, religion, polders, and farm culture. In doing so, we may touch many bases - spanning not only landscaping and architecture but also the nation's history and current social issues. Travellers from the USA usually bring up the assassination of Theo Van Gogh the film maker and its consequences.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Generally for small groups of 1-4 persons starting in Amsterdam. Contact me for information on higher amounts with other venues and more people.

About This Supplier
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Location: Netherlands
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005
Client Request Served: 287

As a high-level international tour guide, I offer pleasant tailor-made private tours for small groups. Having an academic background in Art History and teaching, my presentation is both in-depth and very communicative, thus open to a wide audience. I prefer to guide small and select groups to museum visits and to walks...

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