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Experience a full day in Amsterdam’s Museum District, with a break midday to enjoy a canal cruise. With your skip-the-line admission, sail past the long lines at the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum and gaze at masterpieces — by artists including Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals — while hearing informative commentary from an art historian–guide. Refuel with a light lunch at the Van Gogh Museum, and then explore the Diamond Museum Amsterdam on your own at a pace that suits you.

Highlights

  • Amsterdam museum tour and canal cruise
  • Gain skip-the-line entry to both the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum for guided tours
  • Admire the largest collection of Van Gogh’s artwork in the world
  • Enjoy lunch at the Van Gogh Museum
  • See thousands of celebrated Dutch artworks at the Rijksmuseum
  • Take a boat cruise along Amsterdam's picturesque UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals
  • Group tour limited to 20 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum Tour Including Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Lunch

Learn about the Dutch Masters on two guided museum walking tours

Enjoy a full day of Amsterdam’s impressive art and culture with this museum tour and canal cruise combo. Meet your guide in Amsterdam’s Museum District and start your morning at the Van Gogh Museum. Enter the popular museum quickly with your skip-the-line ticket.

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. You’ll 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. Lunch will be at the Van Gogh Museum once you have had time to explore.

Then, appreciate Amsterdam's outdoor beauty with a 75 minute 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 Rijksmuseum, a 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 an 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.

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 will explore independently.

Customer Reviews

Corriandercanyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent but long! day. Really worth the money and fantastic to skip the queues! We really enjoyed it and the Tour Guide Steve was absolutely excellent. Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Worth every penny.

Elsa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Guide was knowledgeable and interesting was everything I wanted

Catriona B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent way to visit both galleries with a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. Lunch and the canal boat trip were excellent too. Stephen our guide was very good.

Sherren J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour, Tireke our guide was extremely knowledgeable . Her expert guidance allowed us to see far more in the time we had. Highly recommended!

Sherren J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour, Tireke our guide was extremely knowledgeable . Her expert guidance allowed us to see far more in the time we had. Highly recommended!

Sundarbabu K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Its a good idea to go with the Viator Guide. She had vast knowledge in the subject and made our visit a pleasant one

roaminjj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a wonderful full day. If you have limited time and want to get a great overview of the museums and the city, you can/t go wrong with this. We hit all the highlights of both museums, had a nice lunch, and a fun canal boat ride. The tour guide was excellent. Wear good walking shoes!

M R H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic tour, our guide Tineka was outstanding with her knowledge and ability to handle the group and any questions thrown at her. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject was evident and infectious

David N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Pieter was an incredible guide! Absolutely loved his style. He is very informative and quite funny. He told fantastic stories from his own life and the lives of the artist whose work we saw. I will definitely come back with my wife and see his tour again, just so that she can see his performance!

Patricia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Steve our tour guide was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and personable. We took the tour on our first day in Amsterdam which really held us get acclimated to the city. Excellent tour of the museums with a nice relaxing lunch.

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