Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Tour: Semi-Private Journey through 18th & 19th Centuries Art
334 Ratings
Embark on a 5.5-hour semi-private tour of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, exploring the art of the Dutch Golden Age and the works of Van Gogh. Skip the line and delve into the rich history of these renowned museums with our expert guides.
Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Rijksmuseum - Start your tour at the Rijksmuseum to see the work of some of Holland’s most famous artists, while learning about the country’s cultural history. Your guide will share stories about the museum’s best and quirkiest pieces as you explore a selection of paintings and artifacts from the 8,000 objects on display. Learn more about the work of Rembrandt, 17th-century Dutch dollhouses, and Vermeer’s portrait of domesticity, The Milkmaid. The museum is also home to a vast 19th-century library, the largest public art history research library in the Netherlands.
What's Included
  • All entrance fees included
  • 5.5-hour tour including a break
  • Guidance by a professional tour guide
  • ‘Semi-Private’ experience with no more than 8 guests
  • Semi-private museum tour with reserved entry
What's Not Included
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Additional Information

Take part in our 5.5-hour semi-private guided museum combo tour, accommodating up to 8 guests, that provides entry to both the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, bypassing the queues. Our knowledgeable and engaging guides will enrich your understanding of the museums’ exhibits. Embark on our most sought-after group exploration of Amsterdam’s premier museums, an excellent introduction to Van Gogh and the creators of the Dutch Golden Age. This exclusive tour, limited to 8 participants per group, immerses you in an artistic and historical voyage through the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Notes: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with ‘Skip the Line’ or ‘No Wait’ access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
Cobra Café
Meet your guide outside the Cobra Cafe by the Toilet/Parking entrance on the north side of the building facing the Rijksmuseum. (between the bicycle lane and the Cobra Cafe)
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(334 Ratings)
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May 25, 2024
We spent a day with our guide Anna. She kept us spellbound with her description of the paintings and the museum - Anna our guide was simply fantastic. Her knowledge and interest in the subject was deep. Her delivery was captivating. You have a winner here
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May 23, 2024
Worth the price! - Our guide Monique was lovely. Very informative, good pacing. Well worth the price; we got so much information and saw and learned a great deal.
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May 21, 2024
Can’t Miss Experience! - We toured with Anita and it was an unforgettable experience! It was truly a no-line entry and accessible for our double stroller. Anita ensured our teen daughter was set up with the scavenger hunt which made her enjoy the experience immensely! Anita was knowledgeable and ready to answer any question we asked! If you’re going to tour the Van Gogh Museum, THIS is the way to do it!
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May 20, 2024
Great tour - Klauss was a fantastic guide! He combined humor with information about many of the important pieces in the museum! He was interactive and easy to understand and connect with! We loved our tour!
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May 14, 2024
Excellent! Would highly recommend - Paola was perfect! Animated, attentive, knowledgeable, and a wonderful tour guide!! All 4 of us enjoyed her very much and would highly recommend!!!
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May 14, 2024
Van Gogh Semi-Private Guided Tour - Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made our experience at the Van Gogh Museum outstanding! You could sense his real pride in his work and knowledge of Art!
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May 13, 2024
Enriching - Anna & the tours of both museums are the highlight of my visit to Amsterdam. Seeing the famous paintings in person was amazing, and Anna sharing stories, providing insights, and answering all my questions made this extra enriching. This day is top on my list of memorable experiences. Thank you!
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May 13, 2024
Can’t miss experience. - Our guide, Anita, was very knowledgeable and was excellent at sharing her information. We were able to see the highlights and stilll have time for optional.
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May 13, 2024
Must do tour - We enjoyed the tour, Diana was very knowledgeable, providing so much additional information about Van Gogh. She was fun and easy to talk to.
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May 13, 2024
With the guide it was 100 - Excellent guide very smiling and super professional at the same time. richness of historical, artistic details and curiosities.. Paola really good and patient..
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
July 2024