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4.5 star rating: Recommended 116 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
September 2015

Our tour director, Steve, was very knowledgable and he did a terrific job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Our tour guide, Elsa, was wonderful - great knowledge about the two museums including the art, but also a life long resident of Amsterdam who gave us a perspective that was invaluable. She also took the time to walk us to the Canal Cruise and stood waiting with us until the boat arrived. A great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Canal cruise was fun. Museums were wonderful. Tour guide very knowledgeable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The guide was great and we thoroughly enjoyed his explanations at the 2 museums and found that part of the tour really worthwhile. The cruise was disappointing. The boat was crowded and the box lunch could have been better. However, the disappointing part was that if you wanted to stand on the outside deck of the boat in order to see much better, you couldn't hear the taped narration so you didn't know what you were looking at. I still highly recommend the tour because the museum part was excellent-very interesting and informative.

Kenneth H
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very good tour guide. She was very friendly. The group bypassed the long line to the Van Gogh Museum. Definitely worth the extra cost not to waste part of my holiday standing in line.

Pat
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We had a wonderful tour guide and the museums were awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Outstanding guide! Two museums were fantastic and the guide maneuvered our group through all the lines to see the most important works of art without a problem. Best tour guide we have ever had!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Fantastic to skip the line. Wow, you must do this tour, our guide was great, she had fantastic knowledge. Would do again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was a great tour. Steve, our guide, was knowledgeable, interesting, informative and patient! The stories he told about the artwork we saw in both museums were excellent. To be in the museum and see the amazing artwork is one thing, to have Steve there telling you the story behind the painting or sculpture and providing the artists perspective and history was quite wonderful. We are so glad we took this tour. Very excellent--Thanks to Steve!! August 7, 2015
Ken and Roman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

the guide was excellent. well worth the money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Absolutely great. Steven, our guide was really passionate about the museums we visited, and extremely helpful in answering questions and giving advice on general things to do and ways to get around in Amsterdam. We take a Viator Tour again in a heartbeat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Excellent!! The best tour you could do. And a brilliant tour company conducting the tour. Lunch on the canal was great. The tour company, after we were caught in a dreadful storm, shouted the tour tea/coffee at the American Hotel lovely and organised buses to take us to Rijksmuseum. They did not have to do this. We were extremely impressed. The guide was brilliant, knew her stuff, and conducted the tour in the most time efficient way to get the most out of the two museums. We had a wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great from start to finish. Those who greeted us were friendly and very professional. The guide Yoyo was outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great tour. Not waiting in line and the guide was great. It would be impossible to do on your own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This trip was outstanding! The guide was the best ever! Good pacing through the museum and onto the boat for lunch. The smaller group make this a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Do not miss!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Van Gogh and Rijks museum were fabulous.

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.

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