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Our guide was (or is) a teacher and her descriptions and organization allowed us to see the highlights and recognize the importance of some lesser familiar works. She was placed in the awkward position of conducting the tour in Spanish and English which she did quite skillfully. (I understood another Spanish speaking guide was unexpectedly unavailable.) I did not let the dual language tour upset me and took a little extra time to see the art we would have passed by quickly in a single language tour.
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.
Very proffecional and great time saving skipping the lines. All we expected and more.
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!
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.
Our tour guide, Tenika, was phenomenal! She was very knowledgeable and helpful. The museums were very interesting and the lunchtime canal cruise was a nice break in between the museums. It's a long day of walking and listening.
Not having to wait in line for entry is really an advantage. The lunch cruise was a good break from the walking
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.
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.
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.
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.