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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Private Tour

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Bypass the main entrance lines for privately guided tours at Amsterdam’s top two museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—during this half-day excursion. With your own art historian guide, head straight inside the glorious Rijksmuseum. Chart the history of Dutch art as you explore the highlights, and view treasures such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch.’ Following time for lunch, enjoy fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum. Follow your guide around the must-see pieces, including ‘Tree Roots and Trunks,’ van Gogh’s last work, and other sublime masterpieces.
  • Skip-the-line private tour combo of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum
  • Enjoy priority access to the Rijksmuseum and explore the art highlights
  • Trace the story of Dutch art from the Middle Ages and see Rembrandt’s 'Night Watch' and Vermeer’s 'The Milkmaid'
  • Avoid the main lines at the Van Gogh Museum and explore the must-sees on show
  • See van Gogh’s last painting, 'Tree Roots and Trunks,' and other luminous works
  • Learn the techniques and secrets behind the artworks from an expert guide
  • Enjoy undivided attention from a private guide, with personalized commentary

What's Included

  • Skip-The-Line Guided Combo Museum Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)
  • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • Temporary exhibitions NOT included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Cobra Café
    Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meet your guide outside the Cobra Cafe by the Toilet/Parking entrance on the north side of the building facing the Rijksmuseum. (between the bicycle lane and the Cobra Cafe) 

End point

  • Van Gogh Museum
    Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Private Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Private Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Private Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Private Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Excellent experience
Susan_A, Aug 2022
Cecilia was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and able to position us where we could view the paintings from the best perspectives.
Anna was delightful!
Cindy_D, Jul 2022
Anna was so knowledgeable and just a delight to spend the day with! Highly recommend this tour! We were lucky enough to have Anna to ourselves in the morning for the Riksmuseum and then in the afternoon, there was 8 total in the group which made it very easy to follow and hear everything!
We had the most wonderful guide - highly recommend this tour.
Kara_D, Jul 2022
Cecilia, our guide was superb! Her knowledge of the artists and their work made the tour so interesting and we learned so much. She fit so much information in, it felt like we were back in an art history class, but it was fun! Our family thoroughly enjoyed the tours and she made it a wonderful experience. Highly recommend!
Our guide, Anita, is very...
john_t, Jul 2022
Our guide, Anita, is very knowledgeable about art. She made the tour interest with back stories of the artist. We learned so much about art from her.
Patrick_J, Jun 2022
Excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable and courteous. I have said plenty and don’t want to say anymore.
Everything was great!...
Mark_T, Jun 2022
Everything was great! Thanks a lot! Our guide was very knowledgeable. The whole tour was very well organized.
Amazing tour
Melissa_T, Jun 2022
Belina was amazing in sharing her love of Dutch Art. Loved the tour. There are no words to describe the experience of seeing Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh up close. Go in the morning to avoide crowds.
Well worth the price
guyvilardi, Feb 2020
Victoria did an excellent job on TWO museums !!!! Very informative and detailed- she took the time and set a good pace. We viewed just about every piece !!! Thank you and well done
1 traveler found this review helpful
Karin M, Jul 2019
The tour was great and worth the price. Our guide, Alice, was interesting and entertaining. She had a lot of knowledge regarding art.
Wonderful snall group guided tour of Rijks and Van Gogh
Storyteller632010, Jun 2019
Guiseppina was a terrific guide, so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! The tour exceeded our expectations!
Excellent day seeing wonderful sites...
Sharon W, Jan 2018
Excellent day seeing wonderful sites in Buenos Aires. John is a very informative guide and pleasant to spend time with.
The Guided Tour of the Van Gogh and...
Avrom K, Aug 2017
The Guided Tour of the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum was exceptional. Our guide Tia was very knowledgeable and gave us a deep understanding of the history, context and meaning of all the paintings we viewed. We can highly recommend this tour.
Excellent experience with Victoria, our...
Awilda M, Jul 2017
Excellent experience with Victoria, our guide. Made visit interesting as well as educational.
We had the extreme pleasure of...
Gerald_A, Aug 2016
We had the extreme pleasure of having a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum by Cea, who was an amazingly knowledgeable and personable tour guide. We at first thought it was a pricey luxury, but found it to be well worth EVERY EURO!! Many thanks for providing us with such a special day! We highly recommend this tour to anyone - it was a five star event!! June and Jerry


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