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Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

Combine a trip to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum with a spectacular 1-hour cruise through the historic canal district. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands and has been visited by millions of people. There is no better way to complete a fun day trip to the Van Gogh Museum than with an exciting boat cruise. One half of the package includes a visit the Van Gogh Museum which has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and letters by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most-visited museum in the Netherlands and definitely a must see. The Van Gogh Museum has over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist. Some of the most famous pieces in the collection include The Potato Eaters (1885), Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette (1886), Sunflowers (1889), and Almond Blossoms (1890). The other half of the package includes an Amsterdam canal cruise. Amsterdam’s beautiful city center is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, and there is no better way to explore it than with an Amsterdam canal cruise. The fun, 1-hour cruise will take you through the city’s most important canals, past magnificent 17th-century churches, mansions, boat houses, and bridges. You can see all of the best sights including the Westerkerk church, the Negen Straatjes district, and the Magere Brug on the Amstel river. The cruise features a GPS guide with information in several different languages and the boats are fitted with panoramic windows to ensure you enjoy a fantastic view of the city.

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

2. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Admire Amsterdam from the water on a 75-minute canal cruise and beat the queues at the Rijksmuseum with skip-the-line entry. Listen to audio commentary on the cruise and marvel at the works of artists, such as Vermeer. Upgrade your package with a snack box lunch. Present your voucher at the ticket office and pick up your sweet or savory snack box (if option selected) before boarding your boat at the docks of either the Heineken Experience or Hard Rock Cafe. Soak up the city views as you sail along the UNESCO-listed canals. Learn about the sites along the way with audio commentary on board. Visit the Rijksmuseum at your booked timeslot and avoid the queues with your fast-track ticket. Marvel at the renowned collections, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably, Rembrandt’s "The Night Watch."  

Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Optional Canal Cruise

3. Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Optional Canal Cruise

Discover the highlights of beautiful Amsterdam on an exciting hop-on and hop-off open-top bus and canal boat tour. Marvel at Van Gogh's famed paintings, contemplate the history of the Jewish community at the Ane Frank House, or walk the famous alleys of the Red Light District. The bus operates from Wednesday to Sunday between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The last round starts at Stop 1 at 5:00 PM. Red Line (Some stops only operate during the summer season): Stop 1 - Central Station (in front of LOVERS Canal Cruises)Stop 2 - Amsterdam River Cruises/De Ruyterkade (summer only)Stop 3 - Passenger Terminal AmsterdamStop 4 - Gassan DiamondsStop 5 - Jewish Historical QuarterStop 6 - Royal Theatre CarréStop 7 - Heineken ExperienceStop 8 - Museum SquareStop 9 - Leidse SquareStop 10 - JordaanStop 11 - Westerdok

Van Gogh Museum: Tour

4. Van Gogh Museum: Tour

Discover the Van Gogh Museum, one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions and a perfect destination for art lovers. Enjoy a guided tour which will give you the chance to learn about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, whilst viewing a stunning collection of his most famous works. See the personal and artistic evolution of the artist, from his beginnings to his final work. Discover how Van Gogh's legacy has since influenced generations of artists around the world.

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What people are saying about Van Gogh Museum

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 212 reviews

Easy to find departure point and the captain was very clear in her instructions before setting off on a great experience. Progress was smooth and clearly the person guiding the barge knew exactly what she was doing. Our only v slight criticism is that the pre-recorded audio guide via head phones was a bit brief. Otherwise a great experience.

The Rijks Museum was wonderful. I spent over four hours there. The City Canal Cruise was very enjoyable. Our boat driver was experienced and moved the boat around the canals like a master.

We were only here for a day trip. Great way to get an overall tour of the city then hop on/off to those sites you want to visit when you are limited on time. Thank you!

Very nice day. Super friendly captain in the tour boat. One of us said she felt like coffee and there were just 4 cups of coffee, brought by him

Worth the price! You can take the canal anytime. Give yourself plenty of time and go early to the museum. You can’t do it in 2 hours.