Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t shy about indulging in a few dark pleasures, and after this tour, you’ll understand why. Trace some of those vices in an engaging and – hopefully – dignified manner on this 5 to 5.5 hour, small group or private guided tour. Skip-the-line with your guide who will provide tickets that are valid for the whole day. This tour was designed for first-time visitors to learn about the relationship between the artist and Amsterdam’s iconic Red Light District, a relationship that resulted in Van Gogh painting a few scandalous works of art.
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? We’ll introduce you to the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits on this intimate, small group tour. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheat field 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, that whole ear incident will be discussed.
Then after a break for lunch, remain as dignified and serious as possible as your guide discusses the legal drug vendors, the leather neighborhood, and the smoky “coffee shops” that attract people from around the world. Cast away your guilt and judgement, and discuss the etiquette and laws that will allow you to appreciate this district to its fullest after the tour. Your professional guide will lead you through the salacious streets and coffee shops of the Red Light District, following in the footsteps of Van Gogh himself.