In order to prevent the corona virus from spreading further, as much as we can, no Kukullus guided museum tours or city walks will take place until further notice.
Rembrandt is dead. He died in 1669, 350 years ago. An occasion for the Netherlands to declare 2019 a Rembrandt Year. Many museums and cultural institutions in the Netherlands honour the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn with special exhibitions in 2019.
And Kukullus joins in: With the Rembrandt walking city tour in Amsterdam, we follow the footsteps of the master painter in this city that is so closely connected to the ups and downs in Rembrandt’s life and work.
Kukullus’ Rembrandt-tour in the Rijksmuseum is dedicated to selected works by Rembrandt and sheds light on Rembrandt’s creative work during quite some decades.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam organizes a show of (almost) all of his work in the museum’s collection: From February 15th to June 10th 2019, 22 paintings, 60 drawings and no less than 300 prints will be presented. Some of the master’s works are always kept in the depot, usually, especially (because of their fragility) Rembrandt’s art works on paper. But in 2019 it is time to live it up. Even with 1000 of his etchinigs still missing in the exhibition, as it would simply be too much to show all of Rembrandt’s immense graphic oeuvre.
A monumental building, filled to the brim with treasures of Dutch art and history. Tenderly carved sculptures of Saints, great altar pieces of important masters and art of the Golden Age in all its facets, dating from a period when it was hard to surpass artists of the Netherlands in their productivity and their quality.
This and much more can be admired during a guided tour in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The internationally famous core of the museum is formed by the Gallery of Honour (eregalerij). Here and in the neighbouring rooms, highlights of Dutch art can be admired, with Rembrandt's Nightwatch as the superb eyecatcher at the end of the hall. Exploring the Rijksmuseum is a must for Amsterdam visitors. Make some time to visit this immense treasury of Dutch art and history. The best way to do this is with a (private) tour guide who leads you along the highlights of Dutch art, familiarizing you with details worth knowing about the Golden Age of the Netherlands - the baroque period in the 17th century - and introducing you to some of Europe's most important artworks - paying close attention to your personal questions and wishes.
Utrecht in the very heart of the Netherlands has many different facets. With romantic canals, old mansions and town houses, street cafés, many churches and former monasteries, nice little shops and boutiques and unusual museums. The vibrant city with the cathedral tower (Domtoren), the highest church tower in the Netherlands, as its main eye catcher, can look back on a long history, leading back to (at least) the Romans. Utrecht's long cultural history knows peaks as a medieval episcopal diocese and during the 17th century, the so-called Golden Age, and has many treasures to offer until today.
The two main canals crossing the old center from North to South are the busy Old Canal (Oudegracht) and the more quiet New Canal (Nieuwegracht). There is much to discover along these canals and in the streets branching off them, hidden tranquil corners as well as highlights of every sightseeing tour in Utrecht. Explore charming Utrecht with Kukullus as your local guide and get to know a multifaceted city on a tour crisscross through the city center.
High quality paintings of a special kind in the Mauritshuis in The Hague. A guided museum tour will show you the extraordinary treasures of the collection, among them Johannes Vermeer's world famous 'Girl with the Pearl Earring' and his 'View of Delft' and unparalleled masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt and many of their contemporary Dutch and Flemish painters. The paintings on display in the Mauritshuis belong to the very finest Holland has to offer, and a private tour provides you with the insights into the background of art of the Renaissance and Baroque that you need to enhance your personal enjoyments of the fine artworks you will find yourself face to face here.
The Mauritshuis allows you to experience these works of art of the Golden Age and before in a building that belongs to the most refined examples of Dutch classicist architecture, the former city palace of John Maurice of Nassau Siegen. This manor is an architectural jewel of its own and has recently been thoroughly renovated and enlarged with a new wing for exhibitions and other museum facilities.
Vincent van Gogh, a troubled soul, artistically, medically and personally. Searching tirelessly - for a vocation, for improvement of his art, for recognition and togetherness. A late bloomer who became a genius. Who was this passionate painter and draughtsman, who is known to everybody and whose expressive work has touched millions? How did he work and what made him tick?
In the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam with its largest collection of paintings and drawings by Vincent van Gogh worldwide, we follow the traces of one of the greatest masters of western art. This guided tour elucidates his artistic career, from the beginnings in the Netherlands to the ardent works Van Gogh created in France and to his still somewhat mysterious death in Auvers.