Enjoy a full day of Amsterdam’s impressive art and culture on this museum tour and canal cruise combo. Meet your guide in Amsterdam’s Museum District and start your morning at the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum dedicated to the arts and history of the Netherlands. Enjoy skip-the-line privileges and head straight inside the recently renovated museum, with a collection of one million items, with 8,000 on display in 80 galleries. Admire and learn about masterpieces such as Vermeer’s 'Milkmaid' and Rembrandt’s 'Night Watch.' Enjoy lunch at the Rijksmuseum once you have had time to explore.
Then, appreciate Amsterdam's outdoor beauty on a boat tour along the city's UNESCO-listed canals. Enjoy the view as you drift past picturesque canal houses, bridges, classic Dutch gables, churches, towers, and other waterfront delights.
Disembark and continue to the Van Gogh Museum. Inside, an art historian–guide takes your group, limited to 20 people, to select paintings by Van Gogh and provides fascinating background on the artist’s life. See the work of those who inspired Van Gogh throughout various displays of art by other 19th-century painters. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore more of the museum that houses the world’s largest collection of works by Van Gogh, with more than 200 paintings as well as numerous drawings and letters.
Your final stop is at Coster Diamonds, one of the oldest diamond polishing factories still operating today and where the guided portion of the tour ends. Your guide gives you an entrance ticket to the Diamond Museum, which you explore independently.