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Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the largest and most visited art museum in the Netherlands. Its collection, which ranks among the world’s finest, includes nearly 8,000 pieces spread over 80 galleries. Some of the Rijksmuseum’s most revered works are 15th- to 19th-century paintings by Flemish and Dutch masters, including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Frans Hals. In addition to the astounding eight centuries of Dutch art and history, the museum has extensive outdoor gardens and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.
Museumstraat 1, 1070 DN, Amsterdam, l
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Private Tour: The Best of Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt and Vermeer

Private Tour: The Best of Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt and Vermeer

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Ticket for the Rijksmuseum is included. After the tour you can take your time and see the rest of the museum.  Discover Rembrandts Nachtwacht With a deep knowledge of the displayed art, the guide explains the stories behind the artists’ and their work in fluent English. And of course, what would a visit to the Rijksmuseum be without getting eye-to-eye with Rembrandt’s masterpiece – De Nachtwacht? Don’t worry, we will teach you how to pronounce it correctly! History of Holland More than just a tour of Dutch masterpieces, in this tour you will learn more about how the art fits into the historical context of the Netherlands. Your guide takes you through the museum to provide the stories behind the paintings that go much deeper than the descriptions on the wall. You’ll hear quirky stories about the artists, fun facts about their work, and how their work contributed to the Dutch cultural heritage. We will see the inside of a typical 17th century house, the beautiful library, famous white and blue pottery pieces, and even what naval battles looked like. The Building of the Rijksmuseum Not only the paintings will be discussed. Also the impressive, newly-renovated building itself gets a mention. After years of renovation, the Rijksmuseum has reopened in 2013 – a work of art in itself. In true Amsterdam style, cyclist can bike underneath the gates at the entrance. If you are lucky, you will also hear a free classical concert as you enter the building.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.37
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$92.37
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Amsterdam Scavenger Hunt: Amsterdam's Art Scene

Amsterdam Scavenger Hunt: Amsterdam's Art Scene

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk in two hours to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, in Amsterdam answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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$12.31

Private Art Walk In Amsterdam

Private Art Walk In Amsterdam

- Join a private art walk with an art historian and make the most of your valuable time in Amsterdam rich with its art offerings. - Delve directly into the art that you like, never wait in a line again. - Cull through the paintings, sculptures, and collections to find the pieces that speak to you most with an expert guide. - Learn more about Dutch and Flemish art history with an overview of the city’s museums.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.72
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Vegan Canal Cruise Private Boat tour - Vegan Drinks & Plant-based Cheese

Vegan Canal Cruise Private Boat tour - Vegan Drinks & Plant-based Cheese

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Cruise the canals of Amsterdam on an historic boat, built in 1912, while snacking on vegan food. You'll get views of some of the city's must-see sights, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, and the Red Light district. Munch on a vegan cheese plate and sip vegan wine, beer, and soft drinks while learning about Dutch history and culture.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$455.10
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$455.10
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7-Day Rail Tour - Amsterdam to Brussels (Return)

7-Day Rail Tour - Amsterdam to Brussels (Return)

This 7-day rail tour takes you on a return journey from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels and Bruges! . The tour includes hotel accommodation, complete rail transport, and 24/7 support. When booking a tour with us, we handle everything! All you need to do is show up. Every traveller that books with us will receive complimentary access to our InterrailingPackages app, whereby you can access your itinerary for your trip, reservations, hotel directions, discounted sightseeing tickets, discounted food tours, all to name but a few. With our app, you don't have to carry all your travel documents with you, reducing the impact on the environment and keeping your documents safe. All our tours are completely independent, you will not be part of a group and your time is free to spend it how you like in every city. We have made some itinerary recommendations and will provide you with city guides through your InterrailingPackages app to help make the most of your time in each of the cities.
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  • 7 days
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$1,361.08
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$1,361.08

5-Day Rail Tour - Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges

5-Day Rail Tour - Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges

This 5-day rail tour takes you to Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges then you return back to Amsterdam. The tour includes hotel accommodation, complete rail transport, and 24/7 support. When booking a tour with us, we handle everything! All you need to do is show up. Every traveller that books with us will receive complimentary access to our InterrailingPackages app, whereby you can access your itinerary for your trip, reservations, hotel directions, discounted sightseeing tickets, discounted food tours, all to name but a few. With our app, you don't have to carry all your travel documents with you, reducing the impact on the environment and keeping your documents safe. All our tours are completely independent, you will not be part of a group and your time is free to spend it how you like in every city. We have made some itinerary recommendations and will provide you with city guides through your InterrailingPackages app to help make the most of your time in each of the cities.
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  • 5 days
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$1,034.42
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$1,034.42

Private Amsterdam’s Bike & Bites Like a Local Tour (E-Bike Option Included)

Private Amsterdam’s Bike & Bites Like a Local Tour (E-Bike Option Included)

From savory to sweet, fall in love with the flavours of Amsterdam. See a stroopwafel made before your very own eyes then get some Belgian fries from a spot with over 29 different dips. Then it’s time to for uncooked fish dipped in raw onion. The locals will tell you it’s delicious but one thing is certain; the unique taste will be like nothing you’ve experienced before. Pedal over one of the most picturesque bridges in Amsterdam, Magere Brug, and cycle past the must-see Rijksmuseum. Get a taste of local life at two buzzing markets. Then pedal through Supi Square and soak up the sights of the city as you pass by Amsterdam’s beautiful architecture. Explore one of the oldest areas of Amsterdam with historic and beautiful buildings. Follow your host down quiet streets and discover a truly authentic bar with over 300 varieties of beer. Take a moment to relax and sip on a local brew or alternatively a delicious coffee to end this privately guided experience with.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.15
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$141.15
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The Ultimate Christmas In Amsterdam With A Local

The Ultimate Christmas In Amsterdam With A Local

Celebrate the holiday season in true Dutch fashion with a private Christmas tour of Amsterdam led by a spirited local. On a customized itinerary made just for your group, join in the fun at ice rinks, sip mulled wine and hot chocolate, shop for unique gifts at a Christmas market, nibble seasonal treats, and soak up the charm of canals illuminated by the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. It's a personalized way to create your own holiday traditions in one of Europe's most festive capitals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.84
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$145.84
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Lonely Planet Experience: Rijksmuseum Walk with an Art Historian

Lonely Planet Experience: Rijksmuseum Walk with an Art Historian

Explore the medieval times and their religious influence. Meet Dutch Master Geerten tot St. Jans and his wonderful ‘Tree of Jesse.’ Hear about Lucas van Leyden, the Rembrandt of the 16th century & find out how he set a new high standard for paintings. His ‘Worship of the golden calf’ is an outstanding example of this. Time for the Golden Age! Explore the big three masters of this enlighting era: Hals, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. Admire the best works of the Rijksmuseum like ‘The Milkmaid, 'The Jewish Bride' and the 'Nightwatch’ in one gallery! Step into the 18th & 19th century and see the artful transition from one century to another. While the 18th century focused more on the interior of the canal houses & Dutch lifestyle, the 19th century brought us Dutch Master Vincent van Gogh. Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.38
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$64.38
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Panoramic Private Tour of Amsterdam

Panoramic Private Tour of Amsterdam

Tour the best of Amsterdam in the comfort of your private vehicle. Enjoy picturesque canals and charming gabled facades lining the waterways. Exploring drawbridges, wonderful house boats and the museum district will allow us to discover the stories and scenic views behind Amsterdam’s most outstanding sights. Tour Highlights: • Canal houses • Picturesque bridges of Amsterdam • Old Town • Royal Palace • Dam Square • Red Light District • St. Nicholas Basilica
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$402.00
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$402.00
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Private Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum with Skip the Line Ticket

Private Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum with Skip the Line Ticket

Treat yourself to a wonderful day in Amsterdam’s grandest museums, the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogn Museum, located in the heart of the city. Skip the ticket line and indulge in a world of classic art. On this private tour, your guide will help you skip the line and get straight into the Rijksmuseum. As you walk through the rest of the Rijksmuseum, you’ll take in the whole spectrum of Dutch art from the ‘Golden Age’ to the late 19th century. They’ll steer you towards popular highlights such as Rembrandt’s huge painting The Night Watch and also show you less-known gems by Vermeer, Frans Hals, Jan Asselijn, and Jan Steen, among others. You’ll get a glimpse of Vincent Van Gogh’s work at the Rijksmuseum, but a visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a must! As you walk around the museum, your guide will be on hand to point out some of the most interesting paintings, from the early self-portraits through to iconic works such as Sunflowers – truly one of the world’s great artistic masterpieces!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$129.73
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$129.73
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Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a local guide (also for families)

Private Amsterdam Bike Tour with a local guide (also for families)

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Book this exclusive Private Amsterdam Bike Tour and explore highlights and hidden gems by bike in Amsterdam. Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel and will take you to beautiful canal houses, drawbridges, street-art, old industrial zones and shipdocks. The true hidden gems of the city. We go by bike, maybe take a ferry and will have enough time to have a nice drink or a snack on the route. Based at your hotel we can visit the city center and other parts of the city. You will also visit the less touristy places of the city to see the hidden gems of Amsterdam. You don’t have to be an experienced cyclist, we will go over easy roads so you can get used to the Dutch bike and the traffic. We take care of the bicycle for you, we have bicycles for every size. We can also get tandems or a cargo bike if you want to join with your whole family. Hope to meet you soon at a bicycle :-)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$174.02
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$174.02
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Best of Amsterdam on a Private Panoramic Tour

Best of Amsterdam on a Private Panoramic Tour

Sightseeing tour with a professional guide and driver on the highlights of Amsterdam. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Red Light District, etc. The tour ends with a return transfer to your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$424.67
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$424.67
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Amsterdam

Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Amsterdam

Grab the opportunity and make the most out of your stay in Amsterdam by discovering the best this city has to offer in a fully customizable tour! At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up in a private vehicle ready to share the historical facts, the necessary information about the sights and, of course, his personal input in order to immerse you into the Amsterdammer lifestyle. Immerse yourself to the beauty of Amsterdam. Walk along Dam square, Alber Cuyup Market and the Red light district. Admire the architecture of the Royal Palace and Rijksmuseum. Do not miss out on taking a photo at the famous Windmill of Amstel and the Amsterdam Canal. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.66
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$138.66
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Private Sightseeing tour in Amsterdam

Private Sightseeing tour in Amsterdam

Enjoy a private sightseeing tour in the beautiful city Amsterdam. Visit the Rijksmuseum, make a canal cruise and see the beautiful old town. You wil be picked up in a luxury Mercedes sedan or minivan by a professional driver at your hotel. Your driver will stay standby for you during the tour and he will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$285.24
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$285.24
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Fun Discovery Walk in Amsterdam’s De Pijp: an (outdoor) arts and culture game

Fun Discovery Walk in Amsterdam’s De Pijp: an (outdoor) arts and culture game

Treat yourself to the experience of playfully exploring Amsterdam’s colourful area of De Pijp. Location-specific riddles will guide you from one curious spot to another, and the joy of discovery is all your to claim! This trail was created by our co-founders, Kristina & Wendy, and following in their footsteps you’ll get to enjoy a charming park, a buzzing market (warm stroopwafels anyone?), a cafe with a swing, the fascinating facade (and secrets!) of Rijksmuseum, and more! During this experience you will: - Explore Amsterdam during this interactive and fun discovery walk - Keep a comfortable distance from other people throughout the experience - Learn about the history and local stories of De Pijp in a playful way - Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop - See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families, locals, visitors, and team building.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.33
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Private 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Amsterdam

Private 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Amsterdam

Grab the opportunity and make the most out of your stay in Amsterdam by discovering the best this city has to offer in a fully customizable tour! At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in a private vehicle ready to share the historical facts, the necessary information about the sights and, of course, his personal input in order to immerse you into the Amsterdammer lifestyle. Admire the marvelous Dam square, the architecture of Royal Palace and the Rijksmuseum. Drive down past the famous Van Gogh museum and take a stroll around the Albert Cuyp Market and the Amsterdam Canals. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.65
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$79.65
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Private Shore Excursion: The Best of Amsterdam on a panoramic tour

Private Shore Excursion: The Best of Amsterdam on a panoramic tour

Sightseeing tour with a professional guide and driver on the highlights of Amsterdam. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Red Light District, etc. The tour ends with a return transfer to your cruise ship.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$632.44
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$632.44
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Private Tour: Complete Amsterdam Highlights & Must-Sees with a Local

Private Tour: Complete Amsterdam Highlights & Must-Sees with a Local

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If you’re wondering how to see the best of Amsterdam in just one day, this tour is what you need. Go to the must-sees of the city and cover more ground on this extended experience. See the essentials and learn what makes Amsterdam such a fascinating place, from food to hidden gems and landmarks. Get to know Amsterdam and its main spots on a 4-hour walking tour that will give you a more in-depth insight of the city. Check out the outside of the Rijksmuseum, a historic orphanage that was also a monastery, and the famous Rembrandt Square. Embrace the local Dutch culture as you stroll through the flower market by the canal, and cross some of the main bridges with unique stories behind them. And how about the hidden gems? Find a hidden courtyard only inhabited by Beguines, and discover a cool cafe with an incredible view over the city. Discover where the main gates of the city used to be and stumble into a theatre that’s a fantastic architectural gem designed in 3 different styles.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.86
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$118.86
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VIP Art Experience in Amsterdam - visit 2 iconic museums with an art master

VIP Art Experience in Amsterdam - visit 2 iconic museums with an art master

Amsterdam is well-known for its high number of museums (approx. 100). The city also offers iconic museums like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Hermitage. During this 4-hour VIP art experience (that is fully adjusted to your wishes) you will discover 2 museums of your choice with an academic art master. The perfect experience if you can appreciate fine art and want to discover the ‘secrets’ of the Masters.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$458.04
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$458.04
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Private Tour: Highlights of Amsterdam + Zaanse Schans village + Cheese Farm

Private Tour: Highlights of Amsterdam + Zaanse Schans village + Cheese Farm

During the tour, you will travel to the village of Zaanse Schans, past the Dutch landscapes of polders and canals, where you will visit a windmill, a workshop for making wooden shoes, a cheese farm with a tasting of Dutch cheese. Then you will return to Amsterdam, where you take a panoramic tour. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Red Light District, etc. The tour ends with a return transfer to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$771.29
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Exclusive Private Tour of the Rijksmuseum including Skip-the-line Entrance

Exclusive Private Tour of the Rijksmuseum including Skip-the-line Entrance

Join this 2-hour private tour and explore the Rijksmuseum in the center of Amsterdam. Get up close to 8,000 objects across 80 galleries while you learn more about about the history of the Dutch art with a professional and certified guide. Explore the beautiful Rijksmuseum with its unique collection of paintings from over the centuries. Learn all about paintingd and artists from the 17th century, also known as the golden age. At the Rijksmuseum you will se some of the world's most important paintings ranging from the 12th to the 20th century. Discover the most famous paintings from the Golden Age, The Night Watch, The Jewish Bride, The Milkmaid, The Love Letter and The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede. See history with your own eyes when you look at paintings by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer and more. Admire these masterpieces and get a better understanding of the artists that made them and their works. Your experience includes a skip-the-line ticket.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.71
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$244.71
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Better Rijksmuseum with certified guide!

Better Rijksmuseum with certified guide!

On this tour you will have the opportunity to discover the greatness of the Dutch golden century by a specialized guide. You will know details that go unnoticed by many, in addition to walking through the great collection of the museum you will discover many aspects of the life of the Dutch of times past. Symbols, colors, everyday life, all this and more you will discover on this wonderful walk through the Rijksmuseum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.14
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Rijksmuseum: Old Masters and the Golden Age

Rijksmuseum: Old Masters and the Golden Age

The 17th century in the Netherlands is known for its significant economic and cultural changes: moving from Catholicism to Protestantism, becoming an independent republic and etc. Suddenly, Dutch trade, military, science and art were among the most acclaimed in the world. Would you like to dive into the Golden Age and to find out more about art of that time? If so, we are glad to invite you for a tour in one of the most significant museums of the world - Rijksmuseum, which is famous for its huge collection of art works, such as luxurious furniture, old ship models and, of course, artworks by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and other well-known Old Masters. Together with you we will try to discover the secrets of 'Night watch' by Rembrandt and 'The Milkmaid' by Vermeer. We will discuss the hidden meanings of Dutch still lifes, funny daily scenes depicted by Jan Stein and talk about different aspects of Dutch history, whether it is an important national happenings or daily habits of that time.
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  • 2 hours
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$254.33
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Rijksmuseum hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rijksmuseum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 85 Rijksmuseum tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Rijksmuseum costs USD 221.80. Guided Rijksmuseum tours start around USD 221.80 per person. See all 85 Rijksmuseum tickets and tours on Viator.