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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

Relive the glory of the most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt van Rijn, on this customizable private walking tour in Amsterdam. The artist lived for many years in this city, and this private tour reveals the most important places tied to his life and career. See where he lived (now the Rembrandt House Museum) and where he painted his masterpieces, including ‘The Night Watch.’ Then visit the Rijksmuseum to marvel at Rembrandt’s most celebrated paintings including ‘The Night Watch,’ ‘The Jewish Bride,’ ‘Syndics of the Drapers' Guild’ and his signature portraits.


  • Private walking tour of Amsterdam’s Rembrandt sites
  • Learn about life and career of Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the greatest painters in Dutch history
  • See where he lived, worked and created masterpieces like The Night Watch
  • Admire his famous paintings on a guided tour of the Rijksmuseum
  • Tour can be taken in English, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

Visit the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam during your Private Tour

Your guide will meet you outside the Rembrandt House Museum at your chosen time. On this 4-hour private walking tour, you’ll be taken to sites throughout Amsterdam relating to the famous 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, all while hearing about his life and achievements as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age and one of the most important artists in Dutch history. Since this is a private tour, you can customize your exact itinerary; simply let your guide know if there are any specific sights you'd like to see.

Your starting point is the former house that Rembrandt lived in with his first wife, Saskia, during the artist’s wealthy days, before the financial hardships and personal tragedy of his later years. Restored to its former glory, the house is now a museum furnished with a superb display of Rembrandt’s etchings, works and personal items.

From here, it’s just a few steps to the South Church, where Rembrandt is said to have painted his most famous masterpiece, The Night Watch. Next, pass by the Weighing House, where he painted The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.

After visiting Dam Square, arrive at West Church to see where Rembrandt is buried. You'll hear about the house nearby where the painter spent the last days of his life.

Continue walking along Amsterdam’s scenic canals to Museum Square, arriving at the Rijksmuseum for a guided tour. This museum holds the most notable collection of Rembrandt's work in the Netherlands, offering a stately display of his signature talents: portraits, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible.

Admire some of Rembrandt's most famous paintings including The Jewish Bride, Syndics of the Drapers' Guild and The Night Watch, with its remarkable use of shadow and light. Your guide will reveal the stories, techniques and significance behind each piece, as well as works by other famous painters of the Dutch Golden Age. You’ll discover what makes Rembrandt’s work so unique and revered, and begin to understand why he has been considered “one of the great prophets of civilization.”

Your tour ends at the museum, and you’re free to continue exploring on your own.

Customer Reviews

Rahul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour - very knowledgeable guide. Great tour especially given the price

Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A wonderful historical guided tour through Amsterdam by one of the best guides we have ever had. We were initially almost an hour late for our tour because it was our first day in Amsterdam and the starting location was confusing to us. Our guide waited patiently for and was wonderful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I highly recommend this private tour. My guide, Lia Kijzer, was terrific. She was on time, very personable and knowledgeable about the history of Amsterdam, Rembrandt, the places we should see, and the Rijksmuseum. It was such a pleasant day, like spending the day with a friend :-. It was a lot of walking and talking, and the four hours went very quickly. If you like walking, love history, and are interested in learning then this tour is for you.

Vickie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour! This was a wonderful tour to start our trip in Amsterdam. Our guide was excellent!!

Patricia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent knowledgable guide

Helen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great insight into the city and Rembrandt.

Otto H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Exzellent guide, Tour was very informative.

Robin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A fabulous way to experience Amsterdam! Although the focus was Rembrandt, our guide Willem did an excellent job answering our many questions and explaining many facets of everyday life in Amsterdam past and present. The time just flew by--what a great experience!

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a private 4 hour walking tour and entrance to the museum. Diederik Ravesloot was our guide. We had to meet him at the Rembrandt museum to start the tour. He was on time and very knowledgeable about the area. He stayed withus the whole time making sure to take us to the highlights in the museum. One of the best things we signed up for.

Walter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


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