Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour (Not Entry Ticket)
- Small group
- Valid: 1 day
per group up to 2
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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.
Our guide, Victoria, has a solid mastery of all things Van Gogh, and an infectious curiosity that leads to true appreciation for the personal and societal concerns that impacted the artist. Nearly as important, Victoria had the fortitude to lead our group directly through the throngs of ambling, photo-taking (and music-playing!) tourists right up to the art so that we could actually experience it as Van Gogh did (rather than hovering back in the cheap seats just hoping to get a brief glimpse). Victoria was able to actively engage with both Van Gogh novices and those who have clearly done a good bit of study, making the tour informative and entertaining for all. I've been on other tours with professorial guides and stuffy content, and this tour was thankfully the precise opposite of that. Highly recommend!
Our guide (Hank) walked us right into the museum with no wait, he was well known by the museum staff. The original meeting place was a little unclear because we did the know the area, and it was about 300 yards from the entrance. But having an exclusive and experienced tour guide like Hank gave us enormous information and insight in a short period of time. For us it was worth the expense!
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
Book on line early. Morning tours sell out quickly. The museum is a modern building. The exhibits are divided into various stages of Van Gogh's life displayed in different galleries . Stairs leading into each gallery can be challenging for seniors.