The Best of Amsterdam's Art Museums - Private Tour including Entrance Tickets

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  • Private Tour
  • 4 hr

Visit Amsterdam’s most iconic museums, Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, and explore the work of some of the world’s most influential artists.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

With skip the line access to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, this tour is perfect for all art enthusiasts and culture vultures. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of a private tour guide, with timed entrance tickets to the Van Gogh museum and tickets to the Rijksmuseum. 
  • Start your tour exploring the famed Museumplein, with its sculpture garden, fountains, and eclectic mixture of Dutch architectural styles.
  • At the Rijksmuseum, see famed artwork by the Dutch masters, Rembrandt and Vermeer. 
  • Uncover the history of Dutch art and learn of famous Dutch masters, such as Rembrandt. 
  • See Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and uncover the magic in Vermeer’s painting ‘The Milkmaid.’
  • Then begin your Van Gogh discovery journey with a brief overview of his life and admire his evolving style through the largest collection of his self-portraits in the world, and the only surviving photograph of the artist.
  • See paintings such As the Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, the Yellow House, the Bedroom and his very last work, Tree Routes.
  • Finish your tour in the museum, where your guide will point you in the direction of other pieces or give you advice on how to spend the rest of your time in the city.
Whether you’re an art fanatic or simply curious to explore some of the great art in Amsterdam, this tour will take you through the remarkable cultural heritage of the Netherlands, as told through art. Your first stop will be the world-famous Van Gogh Museum- not just a thorough collection of Post-Impressionist art but also as an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Amsterdam. 

Start your tour in the evocative Rijksmuseum. Considered one of Europe’s most extensive collections, the “State Museum” first opened to the public in 1800 and is home to over one million pieces of work, both from the Netherlands and abroad. From Neolithic artefacts to the Dutch masters, including Van Dyck and Jan Steen- a trip to this stunning museum will not disappoint. Throughout your tour, you will have the opportunity to discuss any of the artworks you see with your expert guide, who will be more than happy to share their passion for art with you.

You will then move on to see the exceptionally talented Vincent van Gogh´s Museum, as well as featuring the work of some of his influential contemporaries, this extensive collection boasts more than 200 paintings and 500 drawings made by the prominent Dutch artist. The collection will take you on an in-depth journey through the life of the artist, detailing the different creative periods that characterised Van Gogh’s genius and periods of instability.  Your tour ends inside the Museum which you are free to continue exploring at your own pace.

*Please note that Vermeer's Milkmaid is currently travelling and cannot be seen at her usual location. However, you can see our other works by Vermeer, such as The Little Street and The Love Letter.

Tour duration
4 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Tickets included
Van Gogh Museum timed entrance tickets
Rijksmuseum ticket

Other inclusions
Food & drink (not included)
Gratuites, optional (not included)

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Friends, History Buffs

Attractions along this route:

A magnificent building with a collection to match, this is the Netherlands' most popular national museum.

Van Gogh Museum
A stunning collection of works by the world's most eminent Post-Impressionist.
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