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4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum Tour Including Amsterdam Canals Lunch Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The tour guide was excellent. She was very thoughtful and had a great style as she discussed all of the art and history surrounding Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum. It is a MUST day when in Amsterdam, a high light of our short trip to Amsterdam.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Our guide was charming, quite knowledgeable and fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Very proffecional and great time saving skipping the lines. All we expected and more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Fabulous guide made this a truly memorable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

We enjoyed this tour very much. It was a great way to spend a day in Amsterdam. Our guide was very knowledgeable about both museums. Even though this was her first time to guide a tour through the Van Gogh Museum she was very familiar with the artist and had done her homework on the exhibits. The Rijksmuseum is very large and would take a long time to see it all, probably too much for one trip to the museum. Our guide took us through the 1600's exhibit floor and was very informed on that period. The mid-day canal cruise was a nice break to give the feet a rest in between the two museum tours. It was a great way to see the highlights of the old downtown Amsterdam area. The included box lunch was very good. Money well spent, and no line-ups!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

The group was quite small and a lovely mixture of people. Our tour guide was very informative, helpful, and interesting. A complete star! We all learnt so much! We had a fun day, but it was exteremely full and comprehensive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Guide was very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Very pleasant and knowledgable guide

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

Not having to wait in line for entry is really an advantage. The lunch cruise was a good break from the walking

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

Guide was very good communicator - and very knowledgable of the art - was able to keep us all together. Excellent being able to skip the huge lines. Lunch cruise was good, but the food could have been better - no option on what we got, plain roll with cheese and meat. very basic.
overall - excellant experience.

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2014

The Canal Cruise was enjoyable. A clean, well operated event with good commentary from the Captain. The Museum tours were OK but the tour guide's dry, sometimes dour sense of humor, tended to put a damper on the spirit of the event. He avoided anything "religious" and ran us through to lesser known works while telling somewhat repetitious stories of political history.

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2014

Both museums are worth visiting however our tour guide was rather shaky especially on the Van Gogh info and facts. Although her effort was evident I due expect a more well prepared guide considering the money paid. Pleasant canal cruise and adequate snack on board.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2014

The directions for meeting the tour were incorrect. We meet at the diamond museum....not directly across the street from the Van Gogh Museum. Our tour guide must have been new. She was very pleasant but if she had art knowledge it wasn't shared with our group. The Canal Cruise was the highlight of the day. By the time we arrived at the Rijksmuseum we left the group and explored on our own. Very disappointing.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2014

Two parts. The museums met expectations without question. The canal lunch cruise was an extremely good way to get a little of the sense of the life of a city built around canals. The weak part of this package, unfortunately, was the guide. Although our tour was an English language request, the guide had to translate into two languages. Understandable, but quite distracting, and disruptive to the flow of the tour through crowded museums. Make more effort to have single language tours when advertised as such.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
May 2014

Very disappointing. :-) We thought it was going to be a tour with English only. Unfortunatly for most of us, It ended with the guide speaking both Spanish and English, which was unfair to all involve. Also the guide, i think her name was Elsa, did not know her stuff. She read information off the displays which We could easily do. As a result, we ended up doing a self tour as did others. When we began the tour of the Rijksmusem, (we were going to give her another opportunitybut it was too exasperating) there were only 6 folks that finished the tour with the guide whose name was Elsa or something like that. I think you were trying to save money doing a bilingual tour.. Thanks for following up and giving me a chance to review the tour,

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