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4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 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
July 2015

I really enjoyed this tour. Steven was an excellent guide, who explained with great detail, but also a sense of funhow the painters were making observations of their subjects/ communities, etc.. Be sure you wear comfortable shoes! I was looking up VVG on line and found a sight listing locations for his paintings all over the world. This review could actually be higher than a 5, if that was possible!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Brilliant , the guide Steve made such a difference explaining artists and styles all with great knowledge and sense of humour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Everything worked as planned, and the tour guides were excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

With a limited amount of time available in Amsterdam, an excellent way to get an overview of the city and nation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This was a great tour and was exactly what we expected. Steve, our guide, has a real passion for art and that was evident in the amount of information that he provided in both museums. The amount of time we spent in both museums was perfect and the box lunch we had on the canal boat was very nice as we cruised and learned about the city of Amsterdam. We only had one day in Amsterdam and this was a great way to spend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Excellent guide. Knew so much about Van Gough. Saw 1700 century galleries at the Rhijs and again she was great. The canal lunch was surprisingly good considering it was a boxed lunch. Again her commentary was excellent. Thank goodness for front of the line tickets.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The tour was excellent, our guide highly trained in arts explained us Van Gogh's paintings and development as an artist, took us the the most renowned paintings in the Rijksmuseum and was an enjoyable companion during the canal cruise. Without his help we would have seen less and understand even lesser from Dutch art. Had we not taken this trip, we would have spent hours waiting in the queues in front of the museums. The canal trip was pleasant, the city center looks so much different from a boat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very good. Well planned, interesting. Our guide, Tineke, was very knowledgeable and did a great job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was a great tour for the money. Having the guide who was very knowledgeable, as well as being able to skip the lines, was great. The Van Gogh was good, but the Rijksmuseum was wonderful. The tour doesn't give you more than a snap shot of the Rijksmuseum, but that is understandable considering the amount of art there is. The canal cruise was nice and the lunch was good too. Nice sandwiches. No cold drink which would have been welcomed on the warm day. I would do this again, but next time I'd only the tour of the Rijksmuseum.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Highly recommended well worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Actually, 4 1/2 stars. The gathering point was near both our hotel and the museums so was very convenient. Our guide Tall Christina was very, very good. She negotiated through the crowds in both museums and got us to the major paintings with ease. Her knowledge of the a. Trusts and their paintings was very extensive. Both the Van Gogh and Rijks were spectacular. The Van Gogh was entirely doable on this tour, but the Rijks is too big. Must visit the Rijks again! The canal tour was OK with a decent box lunch, but did not see too much since we were talking to two fellow tourists most of the time. The canal tour longer than I expected.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I wanted to say thank You for being accommodating and flexible with us. We got to our meeting point late, but you gave us vouchers to do part of the tour on our own and then meet with the rest of the group at a later time. The tour guide was excellent very well informed and funny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

There were more than 20 on our tour, like 28, which was interesting. Both at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum we were stopped numerous times because of the size of our group. Other than that, I have no complaint. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable, she didn't stop talking which was great, I felt like we saw and learned so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and very friendly. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in art who comes to Amsterdam.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great guide and great experience recommend this tour to everyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had a great guide Tina who was knowledgeable, courteous, humorous and efficient. We highly recommend the skip the line process since the line ups for both museums were huge from early morning to late afternoon. The canal ride was pleasant and the lunch was good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

very knowledgeable tour guide. very friendly guy. great experience overall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She was able to paint pictures in our minds about the lives of Van Gogh and Rembrandt. We went on a Friday. The lines were out the doors. When we passed by on Saturday, the lines had tripled and were a block long. The skip the line feature was wonderful. No waiting!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Great guide really was wonderful for Van Gogh ... really passionate in sharing in depth stories,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Great tour with knowlegable guide for both museums. Recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

first of all..amsterdam is story tell city
.unbelievable!and the tour and the guide on a scale of 10i ll give it a 100!!!excellent!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Skip the line a MUST for both museums!!!! Both museums were fantastic, and the canal cruise lunch was informative and delicious!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Knowledgeable guide made this tour very interesting. Small groups made it easy to stay together and earphones enabled us to hear all she had to say. Relaxing canal cruise with a generous lunch was a nice break between museums.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

A very enjoyable experience with a very knowledgeable guide.

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