Dutch Masters & Marvels - Guided Van Gogh & Rijksmuseum Tour incl Cruise & Lunch

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Dutch Masters & Marvels - Guided Van Gogh & Rijksmuseum Tour incl Cruise & Lunch
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Enjoy a full day of Amsterdam’s outstanding art, culture and scenery with this museum tour and canal cruise combo. Avoid the lines and gain skip-the-line entry to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, where you’ll take narrated tours with an art historian guide to see and learn about masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and others. Outdoors, soak up Amsterdam’s lovely waterfront sights on a 75 minute canal cruise. A complimentary ticket to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam is also included.

Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Friday to Sunday
Highlights:
All-inclusive tour
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Lunch included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Skip the line
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Diamant Museum Amsterdam, Paulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Keytours, Paulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Pass By: Lovers Canal Cruises, Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Inclusions

  • Professional private guide
  • Private tours of Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum
  • Light lunch at the Rijksmuseum
  • 1 hr Canal cruise
  • Entrance ticket for the Diamond Museum

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Diamant Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

So glad we booked this all day tour. It was totally worth it. Our guide Pieter was very knowledgeable and passionate about what he showed and taught us. You do cruise through the museums at a quick pace, but you are sure to see the major highlights. Lunch at the Rijks is fine, a bowl of soup, cheese sandwich and coffee, tea and juice. The canal cruise was a nice break from all the walking. Pieter was also very happy to take family photos for us. All in all a great day.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
Great tour of the museums. Pieter, our tour guide, is very insightful. His passion for art is very evident that he was able to impart the story/history behind the paintings and the artists. Will definitely recommend this tour. Pieter is the best!
• Submitted 26 Nov 2019
Guide was excellent. Showed us what he considered to be the most important pieces of art and explained why. He was very knowledgeable. We would have been clueless on our own. Lunch was good as was the canal tour. That break gave us a chance to rest our feet before moving on to the second museum. Highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
I loved this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the various artists. She explained different styles and what various objects in paintings were depicting. I am not an art person, but I have a new appreciation after this tour.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Excellent tour. Guide was superb. One issue for those that like to take photos...in the Rijksmuseum...not supposed to in the Van Gogh museum... but I saw many who did... even with a flash!...the guide wouldn't let us take photos until she was done talking about the painting except she'd go off to the next painting before we had time to take photos...so I was always trying to play catch-up to the next painting...but in fairness... there was a lot to see... and we barely had time for photo taking...but if you like wonderful art... this is a great tour
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
This amazing tour with the passionate Pieter, his subject knowledge is inspiring. His depth of knowledge and subject matter expertise, allows you to absorb so much of the art. He expertly guided us to see so many exquisite pieces of art. He guided with encapsulating delivery style through the life of Vincent. The passion for the subject resonating from his every word. An amazing day, which we learnt so much and was immersed in the masters worlds. Highly recommended for Art lovers and anyone that would love to see the masters in one place. Pieter thank you again for your knowledge and wisdom.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
If you’re lucky enough to get Claudette as your tour guide you will have an educational, fun and interesting day. I strongly endorse this tour.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
Very knowledgeable and personable tour guide. Enjoyed museums and lunch. The canal ride was extremely hot, but she did warn us.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Guide was very knowledgeable and tour was very interesting. We were glad to see the historical sites.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Thank you Monique for a wonderful cultural experience on my first day in Amsterdam. The Museums were marvelous and I appreciated your explanations and time management to get to see so many masters. Lunch was a great stop. Just right for a quick refresh before moving to the canal tour..
• Submitted 23 Jul 2019
Excellent guide. Pace a bit quick but that is because it was raining. Really enjoyed the museums and the canal tour.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
I do not know a lot about art, but thanks to Monique by the end of the day I had learnt a lot. Her knowledge and passion for art was incredible. She was prompt, organized and very enjoyable to spend the day with. Ask for Monique if you book the tour!
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
This is my first experience with a guided tour group so I didn't know what to expect. I was here by myself on business and had some free time. Monique was our guide and she was wonderful. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. We started at Rijksmuseum first. It was nice walking in without standing in line and she was very interesting as she guided us through the most interesting parts. My only complaint is we spent too much time at The Night Watch. I would have liked to spend more time at this museum but as we were leaving at 1 pm it was extremely crowded. The Van Gogh tour was also interesting and Monique knows a lot about art but makes it relatable. The canal cruise was fine but it was raining and hard to see everything out the windows. There is a lot of walking (about 4 miles) but it is enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Great way to see the highlights of the museums with a relaxing and informative cruise in between. Our guide, Michael, was fabulous! His passion and knowledge of art added so much to the experience.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Well organised, informative and quality experience. This tour depended on the guide and it was first rate because of the depth of his knowledge, his level of engagement and his relationship with the group. It is a long day and he earns his money! The canal trip was excellent and being critical the lunch was a little disappointing. Soup was warm not hot. Michael is a true educator and we learned heaps.Thank you
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
8 hours tour was very professional and thorough. On 06/16/19 young Italian women guide amazed us. Very knowledgeable, s lot of details were explained.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a long tour as advertised but it kept the interest of my teenage sons which is impressive. We loved the Rijksmuseum. The canal tour was provided a nice break and we enjoyed seeing more of Amsterdam. The Van Gogh museum was interesting but we enjoyed the other parts of the tour more. We had an excellent guide but I cannot remember her name. She shared a lot about Dutch culture as well as museum specific information. We learned a lot more than we would have on our own and we didn't have to wait in any lines.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable and communicated clearly. He was also patient with questions from the group. The Van Gogh Museum provides the much-needed context for understanding the masterpieces commonly associated with Van Gogh.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Excellent tour The guide was very knowledgeable who was a Dutch guy. I promote this tour must see one
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Rijksmuseum was absolutely great. Received audio headsets to hear the guide. Lunch was light, half sandwich and soup. Can add additional food for charge to cafeteria. Highly recommend this tour. Canal tour was relaxing and enjoyable. Van Gogh museum had less Van Gogh than expected but was still a nice visit.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide, Michael, did a fantastic job of introducing us tom the collections in a very structured and clever way, leading us in a subtle bur cleverly thought out way that built on each previous step. He masterfully conveyed an appropriate part of his vast knowledge in bits and pieces just right for a very diverse group without ever appearing blasé or bored. Despite having done this maybe a hundred times or more his enthusiasm and love of the arts always shone through and made our tour a most memorable experience.
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Special exhibit of Rembrandt at Rijksmuseum was a welcome surprise. The collection and display of his art was enhanced by a knowledgeable tour guide. The Van Gogh exhibit, again, was a large and wonderful collection. The tour guide provided the background and special qualities of each painting and of the artist's life.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2019
Although there was more walking than I expected, the overall experience was wonderful. Monique was the best - very informative, quick witted and entertaining in a such a way to keep you interested. Her enthusiasm for art in general and the museums drew you into the history of these artist, especially Van Gogh.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2018
Elsa was so knowledgeable about both museums. I learned so much from her many insights. Everyone on my tour enjoyed this immensely.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2018

In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Friday to Sunday
Highlights:
All-inclusive tour
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Lunch included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Skip the line

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