Split the day between the canals and cobblestones of the citys historic center and the masterpieces hanging in the Rijksmuseum. The tour will begin at the Rijksmuseum, Hollands version of the Louvre, and learn about the highlights of its 8000 or so objects on display, including works by iconic Dutch artists like Rembrandt. This tour will introduce first-time visitors to the impressive and expansive collection that curates Dutch history over the centuries. For those who arent familiar with Dutch culture, you will explore its rich and vibrant past through a selection of paintings and artifacts from the 8000 objects on display. Well explore familiar names like Rembrandt while discussing lesser known items like 17th century dollhouses and Vermeers portrait of domesticity, The Milkmaid. Theres even a fascinating 19th century library containing more stories than we could ever tell. By the end, youll have a good overview of the museums collection and you may even know how to pronounce its name correctly.
Then after a break for lunch, The historical walk will introduce you to this capital city, known for its openness and vice as much as for its charming bridges and leaning houses. Wander the canals and get your bearings as you learn about the medieval gate and Amstel River that helped shape Amsterdam.