Guided tour

Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum Guided Tour and Ticket

Activity provider:360 Amsterdam
Guided tour

Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum Guided Tour and Ticket

Activity provider:360 Amsterdam
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From US$ 74.05 per person

Likely to sell out

During a 2-hour guided art tour through the permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum, discover how Vermeer, Rembrandt and Frans Hals captured the incredible expansion of the Dutch Golden Age.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Italian, French, Spanish, English
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a guided tour through the Rijksmuseum
  • See "The Nightwatch", Rembrandt's masterpiece
  • Discover the iconic "The Milkmaid" by Vermeer
  • Discover Rembrandt’s portraits
  • See Ferdinand Bol’s self-portrait
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Meet your guide at Cobra Cafe, at Museumplein, next to the Rijksmuseum, to start your journey to the highlights of the Dutch Golden Age. You guide will have the Rijksmuseum ticket at the ready for you (Vermeer Exhibition tickets are not included). Discover the art and objects that defined the new Dutch Republic. Be amazed by the illusionism of the still-life paintings and be inspired by the scale of Rembrandt’s "The Nightwatch." Learn about some of the most famous features and works in the Museum including Rembrandt’s Portraits, Ferdinand Bol’s self-portrait, Jan Steen’s family interiors, Vermeer’s "The Milkmaid", 7th Century Delftware, 17th Century Dolls Houses, and The Pierre Cuypers Library. Along the way, your professional guide will explain the social and historical context that gave rise to one of the biggest middle-class art markets the world had ever seen. After the tour, you are welcome to continue to explore the rest of some of the 8,000 works on display or relax in the cafe or museum shop. Your ticket is valid all day.

  • Rijksmuseum entrance ticket
  • Live guide of your chosen language
  • 2-hour tour through the museum (Vermeer exhibition not included)
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gratuities
  • Vermeer Exhibition Tickets not included

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • No large bags, suitcases, or umbrellas are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin backpacks are allowed inside
  • For the enjoyment of all the visitors some, specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a restricted right to speak inside. Your guide will provide notice of this before entering the rooms where this rule applies
  • Artworks may not be on display if they are on loan, or under conservation
  • Rijksmuseum works with strict time slots, so after the starting time of the tour, it is unfortunately no longer possible to join the tour, as the entrance ticket immediately expired
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 138 reviews

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Our tour was fantastic. I loved our tour guide for the Rijks Museum. She was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us the highlights of the collection. She used a mic that spoke into our earpieces so we could hear everything she said even if we were not right in front of her. I learned so much! Great tour. I took the tour with relatives and our adult (20's) children. Everyone in the group loved it. Highly recommend to make sense of this huge museum.

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April 26, 2023

Our guide, Holly, was really terrific. She felt bad that I was so disappointed that we did not get to see the Van Meer collection. On the website it shows Van Meer pictures making me think that those pictures would be part of our tour. That was underhanded and I was SO sad. However after awhile Holly's knowledge and patience made me so happy to see Rembrandt, Steen, and so many other wonderful artists. Thank you Holly!

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April 2, 2023

Good, but it wasn’t clear that we had to meet the guide OUTSIDE the museum. We waited by the Cafe and toilets inside, as instructed with our tickets, having left our coats in the cloakroom and nearly missed the tour as we had to run to find the guide at the last minute in the rain (without our coats). The guide was good but must always face the people not the painting when explaining for everyone to hear. We enjoyed the tour.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 298415