Skip The Line: Van Gogh Museum And Rijksmuseum Tour Including Amsterdam Canal Cruise And Lunch

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Enjoy a full day of Amsterdams outstanding art, culture and scenery with this museum tour and canal cruise combo. Avoid the lines and gain skip-the-line entry to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, where youll take narrated tours with an art historian guide to see and learn about masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and others. Outdoors, soak up Amsterdams lovely waterfront sights on a 75 minute canal cruise. A complimentary ticket to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam is also included. Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • All-inclusive tour
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Skip the line

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Your full-day tour starts in Amsterdams Museum District in the morning. Your guide will first take you to the Rijksmuseum, a Dutch national museum dedicated to the arts and history of the Netherlands. Enjoy skip-the-line entry and head straight inside for a small-group tour.

This recently renovated museum has a magnificent collection of artwork, crafts and historical pieces dating back from the year 1200 to today. Admire and learn about masterpieces such as Vermeers Milkmaid and Rembrandts Night Watch. The entire collection of the Rijksmuseum is an incredible one million items, with 8,000 on display in 80 galleries.

After the tour, you have free time to browse the museum shop. This is where you will also enjoy a light lunch at the Rijksmuseum.

Next it's time to admire Amsterdam's outdoor beauty with a 75 minute boat tour along the city's picturesque canals. Relax as you cruise along the elaborate ring of UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals, passing charming bridges, canal houses, classic Dutch gables, churches, towers and other wonderful waterfront highlights.

Following the canal cruise, your guide will take you to the Van Gogh Museum.

The Van Gogh Museum is home to the world's largest collection of paintings by Van Gogh, with more than 200 paintings as well as many letters and drawings. You can also see the work of those who inspired Van Gogh throughout various displays of art by other 19th-century painters. Your art historian guide will teach you about select paintings and about Van Goghs life, plus answer any questions you have.

After your Van Gogh Museum tour, your guide will take you to Coster Diamonds -- one of the oldest still-operating diamond polishing factories -- where you will receive an entrance ticket to the Diamond Museum. The guided portion of your tour ends here, and you're free to continue exploring independently.

Inclusions for Skip The Line: Van Gogh Museum And Rijksmuseum Tour Including Amsterdam Canal Cruise And Lunch

  • Professional guide
  • Skip the line entrance to Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum
  • Private tours of Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum
  • Lunch at the Van Gogh Museum
  • Canal cruise
  • Ticket to Diamond Museum Amsterdam

Exclusions for Skip The Line: Van Gogh Museum And Rijksmuseum Tour Including Amsterdam Canal Cruise And Lunch

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • It was one of the best tours we did. Easy access to the Museums with an expert guide explaining the art was wonderful. Each one of us got an audio equipment so we did not miss anything that was said. It was great. Highly recommend this tour!

  • The tour was well organised and we were able to see quite a lot in a short period of time. However I must say that a big detractor was that the guide's English was not good, that's why I have to give it 3 stars. In a city like Amsterdam, where the level of English is quite high, it's hard to understand why a guide of a rather expensive tour has insufficient language skills.

  • This was a wonderful tour! I had been to the Van Gogh museum twice before and had done their audio/headphone tour, but this personalized tour from an art historian added so much more insight and meaning! I had not been to the Rijksmuseum tour, and it was wonderful, too. It's great when you can get relatable insight no matter what level you go in with. The guide was superb!

  • I am terribly late at posting this review, but I have to say that I still talk about it and recommend it highly. We had the best guide who brought new understanding to the Van Gogh paintings and the art in the Reiksmuseum. It was a long tour and tiring but the canal boat ride and lunch made a wonderful break and was also entertaining. The guides suggestions and assistance in finding the right tram back to our hotel was greatly appreciated. Sometimes visiting museums in a foreign country can be confusing and so crowded with lines and such. Viator tour got us directly into museum, coat room and restrooms with no lines or confusion. We could never have seen and learned about these wonderful collections so thoroughly in one day without Viator.

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  • One of the best museum experiences I have ever had. Guide was beyond outstanding!! Most knowledgeable! Very curteous!

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  • Amazing experience! Magnificent tour package! We visited two must-see museums and more, with an educated, passionate tour guide. He was informative and humorous, and added a personal touch to our tour, which made it even more delightful. Well worth the price. Highly recommend.

  • The tour guide was very informative, so much so that we were rushed at the end because the museum was closing.

  • This was such an amazing tour! Pieter was our wonderful guide. He was full of information on not only the artists, but also on Amsterdam in general. Pieter oozed passion for The Netherlands and all of its glory! I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!
    Being able to see the art at the Van Gogh and Rijks Museums up close while listening to someone who is passionate about the art is a wonderful experience. The canal cruise was a good way to break up the day and to see Amsterdam from another angle.

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