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Semi-Private Guided Tour: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum

Highlights
  • 5-hour skip-the-line and guided tour combo of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
  • Avoid the main lines at the Rijksmuseum and tour the highlights
  • Chart the art and history of the Dutch Golden Age from the 17th to the 19th century
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Semi-Private Guided Tour: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum
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Semi-Private Guided Tour: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum
US$ 153.36
Overview
Explore two must-visit Amsterdam museums — the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum — on a 5 to 5.5-hour, skip-the-line, small-group tour combo. With a guide, bypass the main queues at the Rijksmuseum to see the exhibitions on Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, including masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and others. After time for lunch, skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights, seeing Van Gogh 'Sunflowers,' and more.
What to Expect

Start your tour at the Rijksmuseum to see the work of some of Holland’s most famous artists, while learning about the country’s cultural history. Your guide will share stories about the museum’s best and quirkiest pieces as you explore a selection of paintings and artifacts from the 8,000 objects on display. Learn more about the work of Rembrandt, 17th-century Dutch dollhouses, and Vermeer’s portrait of domesticity, The Milkmaid. The museum is also home to a vast 19th-century library, the largest public art history research library in the Netherlands.

After a break for lunch (opt to pack your own if you don't want to eat at the museum cafe), enter the Van Gogh Museum to learn more about the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits that are featured in galleries around the world. See The Potato Eaters and The Bedroom as well as objects from his studio. Walk through the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works while learning about his life, from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. Your guide will discuss that whole ear incident, too. 

Depending on whether the artwork is on loan or being restored, your tour may include Van Gogh's large collection of self portraits, early and obscure works, objects from his studio, Sunflowers, Yellow House, and Wheatfield with Crows.

After five hours, your tour will conclude at the Van Gogh Museum.

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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing way to spend the day

We had a wonderful visit and really enjoyed the art and learning about Rembrandt and Van Gogh. I’m rating this a 4 for two reasons. In the Rijk museum we only saw Rembrandt. There was so much more to see and we could have doubled...More

1  Thank AMalakan
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Informative tour, value for money!

Strapped for time on a quick trip to Amsterdam, we opted for the Semi-private guided tour of the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. We knew it would save us time standing in line and the group would be fairly small. But the tour turned...More

1  Thank tvplano
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile
Outstanding museum tour: don’t miss it!

Given the rich cultural heritage of Amsterdam, we wanted to get a really good tour versus doing a self-guided one. Audrey, an American transplant from Florida, didn’t disappoint. Having lived and worked here for the past 13 years, also an accomplished art dealer, Audrey was...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Audrey – Excellent Tour of Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum!

Our tour guide was Audrey, from Florida. She received her Master’s degree in history and journalism and has been giving tours in Amsterdam for over 10 years. She was very interesting and knowledgeable and presented the information with a theme of how Amsterdam’s history was...More

2  Thank LA_Engineer
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile
Enthusiastic and knowledgable Tour Guide

This was a 5.5 hour tour of both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum. Our guide Victoria was both knowledgable and interesting as she negotiated our way around the crowds to see the highlights of both museums. Her clear love for the subject matter...More

4  Thank Jackie B
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Christy2262
23 August 2018|
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Response from tvplano | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Hope you got your question answered. The price was likely quoted in Euros, but when you went to pay, it gave you the USD amount.
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Lenore E
4 July 2018|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
This was a “small group tour”. There were 6 people plus the guide on this one. I’m sure they can vary. I suggest you email the tour company directly to see if there is a maximum group.
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jknc13579
7 May 2018|
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Response from Miguel9128 | Reviewed this property |
Hello: For 2 people we paid about US 330 dollars for the semi private tour of the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. Well worth it but you'll probably be done with it by 3-3:30 PM. Ann Frank I don't think you need a semi private... More
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