Guided tour

Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

From US$ 208.23 per person

This museum tour features skip-the-line access to 2 of Amsterdam’s most important museums. Explore the collections of the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, as you learn about some of history's most famous works of art and the Dutch Golden Age.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, French
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the lines waiting to enter the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum
  • Step back in time on a tour through the history of Dutch art and civilization
  • Learn about the Dutch Golden Age from your art historian guide
Full description
Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s top art venues, on this 5-hour guided small-group tour. Your expert guide will take you on an exciting journey through the history of art and you’ll also learn about Dutch civilization through the centuries. Enjoy skip-the-line admission at the museums and follow the chronological path of art and its historical context. See some of history's most famous works of art, concentrating on the Dutch Golden Age and well-known artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire The Night Watch by Rembrandt, Milkmaid by Vermeer, and Tree Roots and Trunks, which was Van Gogh’s last painting. Your guide will tell you about all the important works you see, explaining techniques used and the significance of the works as well.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum
  • Professional art historian/guide
  • Walking tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note:
  • For semi-private tours a minimum of 2 guests is required for it to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • There will be a lunch break between the museum visits (at your own expense)
  • This tour is offered as either a private tour or a semi-private tour (8 guests maximum)
  • You must bring a Valid photo ID
  • Wheelchair-friendly tours are available upon request only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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The guide, i am not sure his name.. and Italian.. was excellent.. He not only knew a great deal about the paintings and the history, but he was friendly and helpful. By the time i got to the Van Gogh museum i could no longer walk. He got me a wheelchair and pushed me all through the museum. He helped us on the elevators and finding the facilities. He was the best. peace, Harriet

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September 13, 2019

Wonderful and informative way to visit the museums!

My visit to Amsterdam was for only two nights. I’m an artist, so the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum were the most important attractions on my list. Due to its popularity, I wasn’t aware I had to purchase Van Gogh tickets in advance online. I was so disappointed. Luckily I found this small group tour and signed up. Our guide, Marjoke was very pleasant and informative. She spoke perfect English and was educated about art history. She took us on a very interesting tour with an educational backstory of the important pieces of art. I left the tour with a broader understanding of the art and Van Gogh himself. My only frustration was some of our participants were late and we had to use precious time waiting for them! Also, the tour didn’t include the special Rembrandt exhibition at the Rijks but luckily we were able to get tickets. That should be clear in the description. Marjoke was an excellent tour guide! I’d recommend this tour.

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June 9, 2019

Excellent

The guide was so patient and kind. Really enjoy the moment.

June 12, 2019

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