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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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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