Discover the works of Vincent van Gogh in the Van Gogh Museum and the Dutch Masters in the Rijksmuseum
Visit two wonderful museums in half a day!
First, enjoy a private guided tour with a licensed guide in the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. You will use the fast lane entrance of the van Gogh Museum. Your private tour lasts about 1. 5-hour. As the van Gogh museum is relatively small and can be very busy, we arrive as early as possible. Your private guide will make a timeslot reservation for you.
In this private tour you will understand what makes the work of Vincent van Gogh different than any other artist.
After that you go to the Rijksmuseum and your guide will also show you the Dutch Masters from the 17th century, like Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. Depending on your interests and the available time, you might also see medieval and 16th-century art and genre paintings (such as Jan Steen).
You can meet your private licensed guide in your hotel downtown Amsterdam and head to the museum by public transport. You can also meet your guide at the entrance of the van Gogh museum.
9:00 AM Meet your private licensed guide
Departure by public transport from your hotel downtown Amsterdam (or meet at the entrance of the van Gogh museum).
Around 10:30 AM an optional coffee and restroom break.
Around 11:00 AM Departure for the Rijksmuseum
12:30 PM End of the tour at the Rijksmuseum
Your guide can give you directions for your other places of interests in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
You can also decide to stay in the Rijksmuseum. Your tickets will remain valid for the rest of the day.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: the entrance of the van Gogh museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
End Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Around 3.5 hours depending on your interests and available time
public transport and walking
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 € - a few euros in cash for a coffee or a snack during the optional break halfway the tour
I am not a driver. I prefer to use the Dutch public transport system, which is environmentally friendly, reliable, relatively fast and a great way of discovering our country. I do also have colleagues available with private transport.
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It's hard to hit the highlights of the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum in a 3 1/2 hour tour, but Roland did an excellent job! Roland knows the physical layout, artwork, and artist histories in depth. We could have spent many more hours on our own and not gained the appreciation of these museums that we experienced with Roland. Roland's English was excellent and we were able to communicate easily. We would highly recommend him if you want to experience the best of these museums in a short amount of time.