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Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket

1. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket

On a 2-hour tour of the Van Gogh Museum, your guide will help you understand the evolution of the artist’s work through his troubled personal life and experiences. From the best-known pieces in the collection to lesser-known gems, you’ll be taken on a journey that’s a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. When you arrive at the Museum, you'll meet your guide and make your way through the entrance. You’ll soon be inside, exploring the museum’s magnificent collection that includes works of art by Gauguin, Monet and other artists who inspired this mad genius. Your guide will lead you from Van Gogh’s earliest and darkest Dutch paintings to those of his more vibrant French period, including the iconic Sunflowers and the last work painted before his death.

Amsterdam: Small Group Bike Tour Like a Local

2. Amsterdam: Small Group Bike Tour Like a Local

During your stay in Amsterdam, you cannot miss out on a bike tour along the city’s canals. Follow alongside your guide will take you to the most memorable places in the city, including parks, museums, and windmills. On this tour on wheels, set out to see see the most important things about the Dutch capital, including its best landscapes. Listen as your guide tells you the stories that make these sites special. This city bike tour of Amsterdam is the best way to get to know those parts of the city that are harder to reach by walking. Cycle safely along independent bike lanes and away from the large crowds of downtown.

Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

3. Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

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.

Amsterdam: City Bike Tour with Local Guide

4. Amsterdam: City Bike Tour with Local Guide

Explore the historical center of Amsterdam with a local, Italian-speaking guide and learn fascinating facts and city secrets as you cycle the bike-friendly streets. Pedal the famous Canal Belt to admire the slender merchant houses of the Golden Age. Go to leafy oases, such as the beautiful Vondelpark, close to the Leidseplein and Museumplein. Marvel at the monuments on Museumplein, including the impressive Concertgebouw concert hall, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. See the 15th-century De Waag (Weigh House) and much more. The tour will take approximately 2h 30 minutes.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

5. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

See masterpieces of art by Vincent Van Gogh on a guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and mark the 125th anniversary of the artist's death with an art history guide. Get a fascinating look into Van Gogh's life and work, and learn how, despite selling only one painting during his lifetime, he became one of the best known painters in history. Your guide will talk about the lengthy correspondence he exchanged with his younger brother Theo, providing a glimpse into the way he thought, worked and struggled. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, the museum is even of interest to those with limited knowledge of art. Hear anecdotes about Van Gogh’s life, and see easy-to-miss details in paintings such as “The Potato Eaters” and “Sunflowers.” If you want to explore major works and issues at more length during the tour, this can be arranged free of charge for up to 30 minutes. This activity does not include an entrance ticket to the museum; please purchase it yourself before booking this tour.

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What people are saying about Van Gogh Museum

Anna is absolutely amazing! She was an exceptionally insightful and incredibly informative guide on our private tour of the Van Gogh museum. Anna brought Van Gogh to life for our family, and we walked away understanding more about the artists paintings while reveling in the story of who Vincent Van Gogh might have been. Having Anna as a guide is a must while in Amsterdam!

Costa is the best guide ever !!! really enjoyed the tour sites, and all of the info and history we learned along the way. It was cold and rainy, and i still highly recommend taking, and would definitely book this and every future tour w Costa !

The guide was extremely informative and I loved finding out the different aspects of Van Gogh's life. Loved how his art progressed through his experience. And that bit of mystery on his death, truly fun!

Our tour guide, Cecilia was very knowledgeable, answered very many questions, and has a real understanding for the depth of van Goghs history

It was an amazing experience! U feel like a native… our guide was a lot of fun and made our day a great experience