VAN GOGH MUSEUM & THE RIJKSMUSEUM: Skip The Line Semi-Private Guided Tour

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  • VAN GOGH MUSEUM & THE RIJKSMUSEUM

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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.

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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

Adult

18 years of age or older

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Youth

Between 13 - 17 years of age

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Child

Between 5 - 12 years of age

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Infant

Between 0 - 4 years of age

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  • 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

  • Dawn E
    We booked a small group tour and it ended up being private which was wonderful. Victoria was an amazing guide and the tour was fabulous.

  • Mollygoudy
    We booked the small semi-private group tour. Tea was our guide. Her depth of knowledge was incredible. This was a fabulous way to tour both museums. We learned more than we would have by simply listening to the audio tapes.

  • Beth V
    The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and managed time well. Even though we had seen these works before we felt we had a new understanding of them. There was enough time to enjoy the highlights and to take in the lowlights as well since the tour ended mid-afternoon. We had time to continue looking at the other exhibits.

  • amypatrick24
    This tour was amazing and worth every penny! Victoria will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Rijksmuseum, its architecture, and its collection of Dutch masters. She is a Vincent VanGough groupie and has amazing insight and perspective on the works on display at the Van Gough Museum. If you want to spend most of the day immersed in beautiful art complimented with intelligent commentary, then look no further than this tour.