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Skip-The-Line Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum Guided Tour Plus Cruise and Lunch

Skip-The-Line Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum Guided Tour Plus Cruise and Lunch

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Overview

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 Rijksmuseum, and then explore the Diamond Museum Amsterdam on your own at a pace that suits you.
  • 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 Rijskmuseum
  • 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

As well as standard skip-the-line privileges to top museums, this tour also includes a canal cruise and lunch.
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Professional private guide
Private tours of Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum
Light lunch at the Rijksmuseum
1 hr Canal cruise
Entrance ticket for the Diamond Museum
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Paulus Potterstraat 8, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
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Rijksmuseum
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Van Gogh Museum
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Diamant Museum Amsterdam
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Keytours
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Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keytours Excursions
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    • "It is a long day and he earns his money!" See review
    • "There is a lot of walking (about 4 miles) but it is enjoyable." See review
    • "If you have only one full day in Amsterdam, as we did, we highly recommend taking this tour, especially for the Rijksmusem and Van Gogh segments." See review

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    star-5
    Great tour!
    mrdouglas270
    , Dec 2019
    Petier does a wonderful job at guiding and managing the tour. He provided detailed information on the art era's and artists.
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    star-5
    Pieter was great!!
    Alyssa M
    , Dec 2019
    So glad we booked this all day tour. It was totally worth it. Our guide Pieter was very knowledgeable and passionate about what he showed and taught us. You do cruise through the museums at a quick pace, but you are sure to see the major highlights. Lunch at the Rijks is fine, a bowl of soup, cheese sandwich and coffee, tea and juice. The canal cruise was a nice break from all the walking. Pieter was also very happy to take family photos for us. All in all a great day.
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    star-5
    Great tour.
    MaryRose_A
    , Nov 2019
    Great tour of the museums. Pieter, our tour guide, is very insightful. His passion for art is very evident that he was able to impart the story/history behind the paintings and the artists. Will definitely recommend this tour. Pieter is the best!
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    star-5
    Art Appreciation
    debright1
    , Nov 2019
    I loved this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the various artists. She explained different styles and what various objects in paintings were depicting. I am not an art person, but I have a new appreciation after this tour.
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    star-5
    Best way to see the museums
    BarbaraT547
    , Nov 2019
    Guide was excellent. Showed us what he considered to be the most important pieces of art and explained why. He was very knowledgeable. We would have been clueless on our own. Lunch was good as was the canal tour. That break gave us a chance to rest our feet before moving on to the second museum. Highly recommend this tour!
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    star-5
    Quick stay in Amsterdam
    danadave2017
    , Nov 2019
    Seeing both of these museums was the highlight of our stay in Amsterdam. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the Dutch Masters and entertaining. We had a nice light lunch in the Rijksmuseum. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
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    star-5
    The experts 😀😀
    AnneSofie_B
    , Oct 2019
    Thank you so much for a fabolous trip. We had the plesure of the deutch guide pieter. And he is a masterpiece himself. He knows so much about art and only becauce of him we learned so much about the deutch Masters and I really enjoyed the trip. It was the best guided tour i have ever had..lots of greetings..one of the two danish girls 😀
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    star-5
    Fantastic day!
    Helen_R
    , Oct 2019
    What a wonderful experience! Our guide, Monique, was wonderful she made Rembrandt and van Gough live
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    star-5
    Dutch Masters Tour
    Gregory_W
    , Oct 2019
    Excellent tour. Guide was superb. One issue for those that like to take photos...in the Rijksmuseum...not supposed to in the Van Gogh museum... but I saw many who did... even with a flash!...the guide wouldn't let us take photos until she was done talking about the painting except she'd go off to the next painting before we had time to take photos...so I was always trying to play catch-up to the next painting...but in fairness... there was a lot to see... and we barely had time for photo taking...but if you like wonderful art... this is a great tour
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    star-5
    Terrific
    bernadette_g
    , Oct 2019
    I think these tours are a great way to see a city If you’re interested in art Or even if you’re not - this tour was informative and fun. Monique, our tour guide, is extremely knowledgeable. With a wealth of information, I consider her to be a A Dutch master as well.
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