Rijksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Combo Tour – Semi-Private

  • Rijksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Combo Tour – Semi-Private

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Museum enthusiasts, listen up! This semi-private 5 hour tour includes two of Amsterdam’s most popular museums and is an ideal way to experience them both during a day of art and culture. Our charming young guides will provide tickets for you to enter both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in a group of no more than 8 guests.



To begin this tour we’ll explore the Rijksmuseum to indulge in some of Holland’s most celebrated artists, like Rembrandt, while learning about the country’s rich history through a collection of 8000 works. Our guides will share their favorite stories about the museum’s most prominent and even quirkiest pieces. We’ll discuss familiar names like Rembrandt as well as lesser known items like 17th century dollhouses. Understand the meaning behind Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and marvel at the expansive 19th century library. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a good overview of the museum’s collection and you may even know how to pronounce its name correctly.

You’ve probably heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you actually know about this Dutch artist? After a break for lunch we’ll introduce you to the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits on this intimate tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheat field with Crows” or “Yellow House.” We will visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works to learn about his turbulent life stretching from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, don’t worry, we’ll discuss that whole ear incident.

Highlights Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Rembrandt masterworks, The Jewish Bride, The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild, Vermeer's The Milkmaid, 19th century library, 17th century dollhouses, globes, ship replica, and Delft ceramics, Large Collection of Van Gogh Self Portraits, Early And Obscure Works, Objects From Van Gogh's Studio, Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, The Bedroom, Yellow House, Wheat field with Crows

Meeting Point: Meet at the letter "I" of the giant I am Amsterdam sign outside of the Rijksmuseum
Duration: 5hs
Starting Time Options: 10am
Days: Daily
Includes: Tour Guide; ‘Skip the line’ access; Museum ticket valid for the entire day


18 years of age or older


Between 10 - 17 years of age


Between 0 - 9 years of age

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  • Doverpv
    A great way to enjoy the museum tour and truly understand and appreciate the story behind these Legendary artist! Out private tour guide - Victoria , painted' an easy way to understand the essence and background of some of the key art works during that age and time!

  • Robert R
    Our small group tour became smaller when two people didn't show and the other couple skipped the Van Gogh Museum. Therefore, three of us and our guide! It is a five hour tour with a break ion the middle. We are museum people, happy to wander for hours, but i think it would not be too long for anyone with an interest. Paula is outstanding. Entertaining, knowledgeable and adept at navigating the crowds. I would recommend this for anyone in seeing these museums in an optimal manner.

  • bknight967
    Excellent tour. Hope you get Victoria as your guide. Her knowledge and passion for the art was evident. She picked just the perfect combination of paintings to tell the stories of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. This tour will surely make you be an art lover.

  • Patrick R
    I personally preferred the Van Gogh museum. I consider it a must see. It felt less crowded and was much quieter than the Rijksmuseum. Also, pictures aren't in the Van Gogh museum which make it a better experience in my opinion. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about art. She was able to share stories about artists and specific pieces which helped understand and appreciate the art much more.

  • Omar N
    Do both museums in the same tour.. takes 5h but definitely worth it! Having an art history expert as a guide was extremely useful and added to the cultural experience of visiting the museums! A tour not to be missed if you are an art history buff