Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum guided tour

Availability: Every day
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum
  • Indulge in some of Holland’s most celebrated artists, like Rembrandt
  • Learn about the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits
  • Choose between a small group up to 8 people or a privately guided tour
What to expect

Museum enthusiasts, listen up! This 5.5-hour small group or private tour includes two of Amsterdam’s most popular museums and is an ideal way to experience them both during a day of art and culture. Your charming guide will provide tickets for you to enter both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in a group of no more than 8 guests or enjoy the museums in a private group of only your friends and family.

To begin this tour you’ll explore the Rijksmuseum to indulge in some of Holland’s most celebrated artists, like Rembrandt, while learning about the country’s rich history through a collection of 8000 works. Your guide will share their favorite stories about the museum’s most prominent and even quirkiest pieces. Discuss familiar names like Rembrandt as well as lesser known items such as 17th-century dollhouses. Understand the meaning behind Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and marvel at the expansive 19th-century library. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a good overview of the museum’s collection and you will even learn how to pronounce its name correctly!

You’ve probably heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you actually know about this Dutch artist? After a break for lunch you'll be introduced to the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits on this intimate tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheatfield with Crows” or “Yellow House.” Visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works to learn about his turbulent life stretching from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, don’t worry, you’ll discuss that whole ear incident.

Read more
What's included
  • Skip-the-line entry to the museums
  • Professional tour guide
What's not included
  • Temporary exhibits
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children (0-9 years): reduced
  • Youth (10-17 years): reduced

Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

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).

What to remember
  • Choose to join a small group tour or enjoy a private tour at checkout
  • Small groups don’t exceed 8 people
  • For small group tours a minimum of 2 guests is required for it to operate
  • In the event that this number is not met an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • You may be asked to show your ID, please bring your passport or ID card
  • Luggage or large bags are not allowed
  • Only the private tour is available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Read more
  • Daily at 10.00am and 1.30pm
Read more
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

You might also like


Travel from Amsterdam to the beautiful village of Nuenen and discover a range of locations that insp...

Attraction passes

Holland Pass will be your personal passport to one of the most picturesque regions in Europe. It gra...

Walking tours

Enjoy the ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned luxurious minivan that will take you to the destina...

Cruises and boat tours

Visit the legendary brewery where Heineken beer has been made for over a century and learn about the...

Unusual tours

On this interactive discovery experience across Amsterdam's center, you will solve riddles via a web...


Step back in time on a journey to see what it was like to live in The Netherlands during WWII. Learn...

Walking tours

During this full-day tour your first destination will be picturesque Rotterdam, where you will enjoy...

Attractions & monuments

"This is Holland" is a unique flying experience that doesn’t just show you the Netherlands, it lets ...


This combination offer saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam. Enjoy the scenery as ...

Walking tours

Discover two magnificent Dutch highlights in one single day!Begin your experience visiting Zaanse Sc...