Dutch Art Tour

Dutch Art Tour Hans Langh Netherlands private tours. Tour RijksMuseum. Tour van Gogh Museum. Tour Anne Frank House.

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Hans Langh Tours suggests reading about Dutch Art: tour RijksMuseum, Rembrandt House (owns an almost complete collection of Rembrandt’s world-famous etchings, landscape prints, portraits made between 1633 and 1664, self-portrait etchings, studies of facial expressions, nude models, biblical subjects, ‘genre’ scenes and the etching plates used by Rembrandt), the Waag Theatrum Anatomicum, Willem van de Velde, Hermitage Amsterdam (Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age, now Classic Beauties shows European Neoclassicism), Pieter Lastman, The Syndics at the Staalhof, Captain Frans Banning Cocq in the Night Watch in the RijksMuseum (the Gallery of Honour and the Night Watch Gallery), Jo van der Mey, Stedelijk Museum (Nam June Paik, Andy Warhol, Barnett Newman, Piet Mondrian, Robert Delaunay, Henri Matisse, Kazimir Malevich), EYE, Willem Kromhout, Arti et Amicitiae, Rembrandt, Ed van der Elsken Archives, Piet Mondrian, Rijksacademie van beeldende kunsten, Gerrit Rietveld, Hendrick de Keyser, Van Gogh Museum (the influence of Japanese art on Vincent van Gogh, blossoms and sunflowers, btw not Starry Night), Karel Appel, Jacob van Campen, Art Galleries Spiegel Quarter, Piet Kramer, W139, Frans Hals, Jewish Historical Museum, Theo van Doesburg, M.C. Escher, Daniel Stalpaert, the Huis Marseille, Pierre Cuypers, the Biblical Museum, Hendrik Berlage, Ferdinand Bol, Johannes Vermeer (most iconic paintings Girl with a Pearl Earring, the Little Street, the Milkmaid, view of Delft), Philips Vingboon, Amsterdam Museum (the history of Amsterdam with the interactive Amsterdam DNA), Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Vincent van Gogh, the Geelvinck house, Museum Our Lord in the Attic, ArtZuid, Hildo Krop city sculptor, the architects Piet Kramer and Michel de Klerk of the Amsterdam School style of architecture, Scheepvaarthuis showing the history of the Amsterdam shipping industry, Dick Bruna (renowned Dutch graphic designer, artist, illustrator and author of children’s books Miffy), Willem de Kooning, Cobra Museum (COpenhagen, BRussels, Amsterdam avant-garde movement), from Dutch Art Hans Langh Netherlands private tours. Tour RijksMuseum. Tour Anne Frank House. Tour van Gogh Museum.

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Jewish and WW2 history tour

Jewish and WW2 history tour by Hans Langh Netherlands private tours. Anne Frank. Occupation and resistance.

Occupation and resistance. Anne Frank at Merwedeplein Amsterdam Jewish and WW2 history tour Hans Langh Netherlands private tours
Hans Langh Tours suggests reading about Amsterdam Jewish life and World War 2: Jewish Historical Museum (Jewish heritage and to promote Jewish art. Four historic Ashkenazi synagogues near Waterlooplein. Highlight the white marble Holy Shrine), Portuguese Synagogue (a late 17th-century temple that houses the Ets Haim Library, the oldest of its kind), the Dockworker monument, Jewish resistance monument, Jewish Boys Orphanage monument (“No one returned. May their memory be blessed”), the De Pinto House, Rembrandt’s House, Auschwitz Monument, Hollandsche Schouwburg, Resistance Museum (museum about the various forms of resistance against the Nazi occupiers during WWII in the Netherlands and Amsterdam), Anne Frank House (Prinsengracht 263. For more than two years the Frank family lived in the annex of the building. Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, had his business here), Amsterdam Jiddisch (gabber, mesjogge, schlemiel, mazzeltof), Nederlandsch Israelietisch Kerkgenootschap, Hoogduits-Joodse Gemeente, Elazar Rokach, Chacham Zwi Ashkenazi, Centrum Informatie en Documentatie Israel, Montelbaanstoren, India Trading Compagnies, Waalseiland and Lastage, Jewish Counsel and Jewish Citizens, Waterlooplein, the Shadow Canal (During the Second World War over 200 residents along this canal were murdered because they were Jewish. Their names are displayed on the canal wall, opposite their homes), Monument Jewish Thankfulness, National Holocaust Museum (Amsterdam had around 80,000 Jews at the time of Nazi occupation in May 1940. Five years later there were only around 5,000 Jews from Amsterdam who had survived the war), Amstelveld Kokadorus, The Ez Hayyim School, Jacob Sasportas, Solomon de Oliveyra, Solomon Judah Ayllon, Nehemiah Ḥiyyah Ḥayyun, Felix Libertate (‘Happy through Freedom’ Dutch society formed in Amsterdam in 1775 to promote Jewish emancipation), Etty Hillesum, Anne Frank, Merwedeplein 37 II (The Frank family lived in the apartment from December 1933 to July 1942), Jozef Israels, Walter Suskind (a German Jew who fled to Amsterdam in March 1938. He was the manager of the Hollandsche Schouwburg, died in Auschwitz in 1945), Occupation and resistance, Sal Meijer, Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride, Guild of Diamond cutters (Jewish newcomers here to specialize in diamond work from the seventeenth century onward. Sephardi Jews became the most prominent diamond traders in Amsterdam), Ghetto Nieuwmarkt, Plancius, Chazanoet, Julia Culp, Beth Haim in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (the cemetery of the Portuguese Jewish community, Beth Haim, or House of Life), Samuel Sarphati , Jozef Mendes da Costa, Aron haKodesj and Biemah, Jacob Obrechtpleinsynagoge, Diamants Boas, Beth HaMidrasj, Ets Haim synagoge, House de Pinto, Louis Davids, Nederlands-Israëlitisch Kerkgenootschap. Jewish Cultural Quarter (A single ticket of Jewish Cultural Quarter will allow you to visit Jewish Historical Museum, Jewish Children Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, National Holocaust Museum (the victims objects, photographs, documents, and other memories) and Hollandse Schouwburg) from Jewish and WW2 history Hans Langh Netherlands private tours

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Amsterdam Jordaan tour

Amsterdam Jordaan tour by Hans Langh Netherlands private tours.

Amsterdam Jordaan tour Hans Langh Netherlands private tours
Hans Langh Tours suggests reading about Bloemgracht, House Drie Hendricken (Amsterdam Renaissance with three stone tablets: Hendrick the Steeman, Hendrick the Landman and Hendrick the Sailor), House Saaijer, Courtyard the Lelie, Jordaan Folk Music (Johnny Jordaan, Tante Leen and Johnny Meyer; traditional Dutch folk songs in a heavy Amsterdam accent), Broenshofje, Courtyard Claes Claesz, Egelantiersgracht, Sint Andrieshof, Courtyard Venetiae, Karthuizer Hof (built in 1650 on the site of the medieval Carthusian monastery. In the 17th century a home for unmarried mothers with children), Lauriergracht, het Veemtheater, Tussen de Bogen, Haarlemmerstraat (selected as the Netherlands nicest shopping street), Haarlemmerdijk (every Wednesday there is an organic farmers market at Haarlemmerplein), Brouwersgracht (Brewers’ Canal. The breweries that developed on this canal between the 17th and 18th centuries gave it its name), IJdock, de Gouden Reael, Ans Markus Expo Atelier, het Stenen Hoofd, Boom Chicago, Theo Thijssen (famous author, teacher and socialist politician), Constantiahofje, Mirakel van Amsterdam Heilige Stede, House Boat Museum, restaurant Dikker & Thijs, Filmtheater de Uitkijk, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, cafe Americain (an important example of great Art Nouveau architecture; the place to be for musicians, artists and intellectuals), cafe Thijsen, Platanenhof, Kees Bakels, Jordaanoproer in 1934, Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Tenore Napolitano Willy Alberti, Hendrik Jacobsz Staets, Music Centre Melkweg, Leidseplein, Paradiso, Lindengracht, Inner Court Suykerhofje, Anonymous Jordaan Art, Liquor Company the Ooievaar, Palmgracht, Bosschehofje, Courtyard Rijpenhofje, Lindengracht market, Rozengracht, Elandsgracht, bench of the Fault in our stars, Noorder church (designed by Hendrick de Keyser constucted in form of the four arms of the Greek cross), Karthuizerhof, Farmer’s market Noordermarkt (one of the best organic markets in Amsterdam), cafe Papeneiland (one of the most photographed places at Prinsengracht. Bill Clinton enjoyed a piece of homemade apple pie here in 2011), cafe Winkel 43, restaurant Mazzo, the Movies, Zoutkeetsgracht, Silodam, De Steeman, De Landman and De Zeeman, Willemstraat, Bickerseiland (once home of the famous Willem Barentsz who spent the winter on Nova Zembla), Realeneiland (one of the three ‘Western Islands’), Prinseneiland (a rich history of merchandising, shipping and industry from the beginning of the 17th century), from Amsterdam Jordaan Hans Langh Netherlands private tours.

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Amsterdam private city tour

Amsterdam private city tour Hans Langh Netherlands private tours.

the Waag by night Amsterdam private city tour Hans Langh Netherlands private city tours
Hans Langh Tours suggests reading about the Amsterdam Museum, De Brakke Grond, Sint Agnietenkapel (birthplace of the UvA University of Amsterdam), Sint Pietershal, Huis aan de Drie Grachten, Binnengasthuis, Nes, Gebed Zonder End (‘Prayer without end’ reminding of the many convents in this area), Bank van Lening, Oude kerk, Casa Rosso, Red Light Secrets, Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum, Spinhuispoort, Coffeeshop Rusland (the first coffeeshop to become legal in the Netherlands), Princenhof (served 180 years as the Amsterdam City Hall, now hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand), Waterlooplein flea market, Amsterdam China Town, Beurs van Berlage (monument of the modern Dutch architecture), Amsterdam stock exchange AEX, de Montelbaanstoren, Spinhuispoort, café In ‘t Aepjen (in this historic Amsterdam bar sailor’s monkeys were accepted as payment), restaurant Nam Kee, cafe het Loosje (around 1900 originally used as a waiting room for the horse-drawn tram. Hans Langh’s favorite café), café ‘t Mandje, de Bijenkorf, Tempel Fo Kuang Shan, Nieuwmarkt, Brewery ‘de Prael’, the Waag, Prinsenhof, Bank van Lening, Trippenhuis (built around 1660 for the wealthy weapons traders Louis and Hendrick Trip ‘weapons for peace – Ex Bello Pax’), de Schreierstoren and Henry Hudson explorations (from here Henry Hudson set sail for the New World in 1609), Het Spaanse Huis, Lutheran Church, Singel 7 (narrowest house in Amsterdam, only 1 meter wide), House Zeevrugt, House De Dolphijn, Multatuli, House De Bouwkonst, Oost Indisch Huis HQ of VOC United East India Company, Wijnand Fockink liqueurs and genever tasting tavern, the Floating Flower Market, Bus Huis, Spui, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Begijnen hof (since 14th century home of the Catholic sisterhood Beguines, the English Reformed Church and a hidden Catholic chapel), Melkmeisjesbrug, Herenmarkt, Rasphuis, Allard Pierson Museum, Korenmeters huis, Dam Square, Saint Nicolas Church, Nieuwmarkt coffee shops and coffee houses, Our Lord at the attic, National Monument (4 May is the day on which we commemorate all Dutch victims of war, in the presence of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands), New Church, Royal Palace, de Vijf Vlieghen, Kattegat, Mint Tower: from Amsterdam Hans Langh Netherlands private city tours

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Amsterdam private canal tour

Amsterdam private canal tour by Hans Langh Netherlands private tours.

Seven bridges in a row Amsterdams canals Hans Langh Amsterdam private canal tour
Hans Langh Tours suggests reading about Prinsengracht (named after the Prince of Orange), Keizersgracht (named after the Austrian emperor Maximilian I), Herengracht (named after the heren regents who governed the city in the 16th and 17th century) and Singel (the border of the medieval city of Amsterdam), Stepped gables (between 1600-65), neck gables (from 1640-1840) and bell-shaped gables (popular in the late 17th century), Brouwersgracht (refers to the many breweries which were located here during the 16th and 17th centuries), Blauwburgwal, de Coningh van Denemarken (anno 1615 Herengracht 120), Amsterdam Renaissance style (architectural style from the Dutch Golden Age), Philips Vingboons (1607-1678 was both a painter and an architect), Leliegracht, House Bartolotti (house on the Herengracht built in 1617 designed by architect Hendrick de Keyser), the Zonnewijser, Louis XV and XVI style (the style of architecture based upon symmetry or non-symmetry), Westermarkt, the Farmer from Transvaals, House of Brienen (built in 1620 for a wealthy Amsterdam jeweller), Hendrick de Keyser (most important Dutch sculptor and an architect of the 17th century. Ornamental style of the Dutch Renaissance versus Classicism), Museum Grachtenhuis (museum dedicated to the architecture of the canal belt), Sonnenberg, the Cromhout houses (Herengracht 364-370 four houses built in classicistical style by  Philip Vingboons between 1660 and 1662), Dutch Institute for War Documentation, Leidsegracht, the Golden Bend of Herengracht (‘canal-side palaces’), House de Neufville, Melkmeisjesbrug, Spiegelgracht (antique shops and art galleries), House de Vicq, House with the Columns,  Amsterdam Mayor’s residence, Reguliersgracht, House with the Bloodstains, Dutch Classicism style. House with the Heads, EHLB building, the Groote Keyser, the Syrian-Orthodox Church, Claes Reiniershof, Felix Meritis, New Walloon Church, the Van Raey Houses, ABN de Bazel, Groenlandse warehouses, Prinsengracht, Zon’s Hof, Gunter en Meuser, Hotel Pulitzer, Suykerhof, the Milkfactory, Church de Duif (built in 1858 as the Roman Catholic Church), Amsterdams Welvaren, de Pool, Brienenhof, warehouses Zon en Maan: from Amsterdams canals Hans Langh Netherlands private tours

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Amsterdam defence line tour

Amsterdam defence line tour by Hans Langh Netherlands private tours.

fortification in Beemster polder Amsterdam defence line tour Hans Langh Netherlands private tours
Hans Langh Tours suggests reading about the UNESCO listed ‘Stelling van Amsterdam’. This water wall was created before the first Worldwar at a distance of around 15 miles around Amsterdam. A 100 miles long ring defence line: waterways, polders, dams, fortresses, inlet sluices, military depots and housing facilities.
 Extending 135 km around the city of Amsterdam, Defence Line of Amsterdam (built between 1883 and 1920) is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling the waters. Since the 16th century, the people of the Netherlands have used their expert knowledge of hydraulic engineering for defence purposes. see: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/759
The Stelling van Amsterdam was never used in combat. After the invention of the airplane and advancing techniques of artillery and infantry the Defence Line became useless almost as soon as it was finished.
Untill the Cold War it had a role in Holland’s defence.
 Since 1996 it is on Unesco’s World heritage list. 
A drive from Edam, Beemster polder, Schermer polder, Haarlemmermeer polder, Aalsmeer, Westeinder lakes, River Vecht, Muiden to Pampus island. Tour Amsterdam defence line Hans Langh Netherlands private tours
Highlights are: Sierra Pappa Yankee, Edam Pompsluis, Purmerend, Purmer and Beemsterpolder, Schermerpolder, Jisp, Fort benoorden Spaarnedam, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Haarlemmermeer, inundation points, Fort bij Marken,Fort aan den Ham, Fort IJmuiden 1914, Fort bij Heemstede, Fort bij Aalsmeer, Fort Kudelstaart, de Kwakel Fortbrug, Fort aan de Drecht, river the Waver, Fort Nigtevecht, Fort Hinderdam, Fort Uitermeer, Fort Weesp, Fort H Muiden, MEGA kustbatterij Durgerdam, Fort Pampus, Fort Benoorden Spaarndam, West batteries Muiden, Fort aan de Winkel, Fort Pampus, Kustbatterij Durgerdam, Westbatterij Muiden, Muizenfort Muiden, Fort Abcoude, Fort in de Botshol, Fort Waver,the Amstel, Fort Uithoorn, Fort de Kwakel, Fort Sloterweg, Fort bezuiden Spaarndam, Fort Penningsveer, Fort benoorden Spaarndam, Fort Sint Aagtendijk, Fort Krommeniedijk, Fort aan den Ham, Fort Markenbinnen, Fort Spijkerboor, Fort Jisperweg, Fort Middenweg, Fort Nekkerweg, Fort benoorden Purmerend, Fort Edam. Tour Amsterdam defence line Hans Langh Netherlands private tours

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private tour Keukenhof

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private tour Keukenhof 2019, flower auction, tulip fields Hans Langh Netherlands private tours

#Keukenhof flower gardens:
Millions of flowers in thousands of colours. More than 7 million flower bulbs and 800 varieties of flowering tulips.
The gardens and pavilions show a spectacular collection of not only tulips, but also hyacinths, daffodils, roses, irises, lilies, orchids and many other flowers.
Keukenhof (its name means ‘kitchen garden’), started as the small kitchen garden of a 15th-century countess and evolved into the largest flower garden in Europe. It is the Netherlands most popular sight.
The garden is open only for eight weeks in the spring.
Blooming depends mainly on the seasons and temperature. After a cold winter, the flowers will bloom later. After warmer winter, the flowers will bloom earlier. To see the actual status follow my ‘tulip alert’ on this website.
From 21st of March 2020 until 10th of May 2020 Keukenhof is open.
Love is in the air because next year the central theme will be ‘Flower Power’.
#Flora Holland:
World’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer.
The flower auction starts really earlie. Most of the action is in the opening hour. So the earlier you get there, the more you see. The auction is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
you can follow the entire auction process from a special gallery and feel like standing at the center of the international flower trade.
#Tulip fields:
Did you know that more than three quarters of worldwide flower bulbs traded come from the Netherlands and the majority are tulips.
With my van we will drive over the small country roads along the flower fields, with many opportunities for photo stops. Beside of the region around the Keukenhof area other beautiful fields are at the Beemster polder, the provinces Flevoland and North Holland.

Keukenhof 2020 Hans Langh Netherlands private tours is best in combination with my private Amsterdam and Holland guided walking and driving tour.

departure from Amsterdam Airport Meeting Point Schiphol Plaza.
departure from Amsterdam PTA passenger cruise terminal.
departure from any hotel near Amsterdam.

Price for half a day (min 4 hours) is € 300 or USD 360 per group (max 8 persons).
Price for a full day (min 7 hours)  is € 520 or USD 610 per group (max 8 persons).
Additional hours or hours less at € 75 or USD 88.

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