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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore two must-visit Amsterdam museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—on a half-day, skip-the-line, small-group tour combo. With a guide, bypass the main queues at the Rijksmuseum to see the exhibitions on Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, including masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and others. After time for lunch, skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights, seeing Van Gogh 'Sunflowers,' and more.
  • Skip-the-line and guided tour combo of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
  • Avoid the main lines at the Rijksmuseum and tour the highlights
  • Chart the art and history of the Dutch Golden Age from the 17th to the 19th century
  • See masterpieces like Rembrandt’s 'Night Watch' and Vermeer’s 'The Milkmaid'
  • Enjoy fast-track entry to the Van Gogh Museum, the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh works
  • View must-sees such as 'Sunflowers' and Van Gogh’s last painting, 'Tree Roots and Trunks'
  • Learn the stories behind the paintings and treasures from an art historian guide
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Skip-The-Line Semi-Private Museum Tour
Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
Professional Tour Guide
Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)
All Entrance Fees
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Temporary exhibitions NOT included
This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Cobra Café , Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands

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) 

Van Gogh Museum , Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Notes: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours Amsterdam
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour.

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  • "Bring your own lunch and water to drink @ lunch break." See review
  • "Touring these two museums are a must if you are visiting Amsterdam." See review

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Anna made the artwork...
Susan_L
, Aug 2022
Anna made the artwork come alive. Having her as my guide made the experience very enjoyable, something I'll long remember.
star-5
Great Experience in Amsterdam
Edie_M
, Jul 2022
I find small group tours through museums are the perfect way to go and this was no exception. We met for the first museum in the morning, then had a break for lunch and met again for the tour of the second museum. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and I feel like we learned so much more than we would have through an audio tour. My 17 year old daughter was engaged throughout the day and enjoyed her time with our guide.
star-5
Museum tour
Kurt_T
, Jul 2022
Excellant tour. Recommended for all who want to learm more about Rembrandt and van gogh. Our tour guide was very knowlegable and taught how to really appreciate the art work. Would do this tour again when we return
star-5
Very worthwhile
Barbara_M
, May 2022
Victoria was an amazing guide. She is very knowledgeable and personable. She is American so there was no trouble understanding her.
star-5
Amsterdam not to be missed.
Terence_S
, May 2022
Excellent guide, Jojse, was very knowledgeable and provided historical perspective to the museum and the art that was displayed. Our tours of the Riksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum were excellent. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Melissa is the best for Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museums
Alicia_S
, May 2022
Melissa is a wonderful museum guide. Definitely do a semi-private skip-the-line tour, but I suggest one museum per day as you are able to stay in the museum when the tour is over. If you do two museums in one day you cannot go back to the first. So enjoy the tour, especially if Melissa is your guide, then stay and see everything else!
star-5
History and Art brought to life by our excellent guide Faustina!!!
JoMarie_M
, Mar 2022
Very informative day with our very knowledgeable and personable guide Faustina. Splurge on semi-private tour and it will be worth every penny. Faustina made our combined tours of Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh an outstanding one! Highly recommended!!! Thank you Faustina for sharing with us your extensive knowledge of the masters’ art!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Museums tour
Manmeet_M
, Jul 2021
Angelo was a great guide. He gave us so much information and the museums would not have been worth it without knowing the history and stories of the art. You can tell Angelo loves what he does and I highly recommend this tour and him as a guide!
star-5
Rijks and Van Gough Tour
Gary_S
, Dec 2019
Selina was a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable with every aspect of this tour. She made sure that everyone in our group was enjoying themselves and answered any questions we had. I can only hope that the next tour I do will have someone like Selina to lead the tour. Thank you for a wonderful time!!!
star-5
Detailed and Thought Provoking Tour of Museum Highlights
Andrea_S
, Dec 2019
Victoria gave a great tour of the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in ways I would never have thought. She challenged us to look at the details of the work in different ways, compared different Dutch masters, and focused on brushwork and perspective- things I would never have thought to do on my own. The Rijksmuseum is huge and you could spend a week there and not see everything, so no, this tour doesn't show you "everything", but it gives a good overview. The Van Gogh museum is smaller in scope but you feel that you really understand his painting career. I had the back to back tour, but these are offered as separate pieces also, which I didn't realize. In hindsight, I wish I had booked the Rijksmuseum on one morning and the Van Gogh the next afternoon as a couple who was with us did, as it was a lot to absorb in one day.
star-5
Fantastic Guide -we learned so much!
Rebecca_K
, Nov 2019
We really enjoyed our tour. Selena was so knowledgeable and very kind and friendly. We left with a great appreciation of art and history of the Netherlands. Highly recommended!
star-5
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided
Joanne L
, Nov 2019
Selina Vean was absolutely fabulous. So informative and fun. What a great way to spend a day. She was very well educated on both museums and art history in general. Put together a great tour and the history behind each masterpiece.
star-5
Great tour of two museums
Debra_H
, Oct 2019
Our guide Henk was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and provided lots of great information. He was very friendly and provided a wonderful tour. Highly recommend this tour, and specifically Henk!
star-5
Fantastic tour
Sheree C
, Oct 2019
Victoria was wonderful. So knowledgeable and insightful. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys a small group. Really special with Victoria!! Thank you
star-5
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour
Vacationer274165
, Oct 2019
Paola conducted two wonderful tours - one of the Rijksmuseum where she provided an in depth historical context of Rembrandt, the other Dutch Masters and their works and then of the Van Gogh Museum where her knowledge of Van Gogh - the tortured individual - helped to make his work more comprehensible and his genius more appreciated!
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HENK(HENRY) EXCELLENT ART HISTORY TOUR GUIDE
Roam63617879859
, Sep 2019
Two tours starting at 10 am with only a group of 8. Highlights and descriptions of works at the Rijkes and Van Gogh museums in Amsterdam. One hour lunch break. Henk was so pleasant and helpful and he shared so much information and welcomed lots of questions from our group. He made this a wonderful experience for all of us at both museums. Wear your comfortable walking shoes! Thanks Henk!
star-5
Knowledgeable guide
JL703
, Sep 2019
Our guide was was so knowledgeable about so many artists and their techniques. The tour was about 2 hours at each museum and the Cobra Cafe for lunch was excellent. We really enjoyed the Van Gough museum.
star-5
Great tour
RW_C
, Aug 2019
Great tour complete with a great guide. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth the money. B&B
star-5
Rating of Rijks & Van Gough tour
Shannon_B
, Aug 2019
Victoria was exceptional and brought passion and life to the exhibits and artifacts. She is extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter, as well as attentive to the level of interest and level of detail her audience is seeking.
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Tour guide
Genevieve_G
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She was able to answer all of our questions and made the tour easy, interesting, informative and humorous.

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