Join our most popular group tour of Amsterdam’s best museums. Perfect for an introduction to Van Gogh and the artists of the Dutch Golden Age. This intimate tour with a maximum of 8 people in each group will take you on an artistic and historical journey through the 18th and 19th centuries. The 5 to 5.5 hour walking tour includes entry to both museums so you can skip the line and learn about the museums’ collections with one of our engaging expert guides.
Start your tour at the Rijksmuseum to see the work of some of Holland’s most famous artists, while learning about the country’s cultural history. Your guide will share stories about the museum’s best and quirkiest pieces as you explore a selection of paintings and artifacts from the 8,000 objects on display. Learn more about the work of Rembrandt, 17th-century Dutch dollhouses, and Vermeer’s portrait of domesticity, The Milkmaid. The museum is also home to a vast 19th-century library, the largest public art history research library in the Netherlands.
After a break for lunch (opt to pack your own if you don't want to eat at the museum cafe), enter the Van Gogh Museum to learn more about the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits that are featured in galleries around the world. See The Potato Eaters and The Bedroom as well as objects from his studio. Walk through the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works while learning about his life, from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. Your guide will discuss that whole ear incident, too. Depending on whether the artwork is on loan or being restored, your tour may include Van Gogh's large collection of self portraits, early and obscure works, objects from his studio, Sunflowers, Yellow House, and Wheatfield with Crows.After five hours, your tour will conclude at the Van Gogh Museum.