Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
Destination: Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

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  • 300 to 330 minutes
  • Amsterdam
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


The 5 to 5.5 hour semi-private (8 guest maximum) guided museum combo tour includes entry to both Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum so you can skip the line and learn about the museums’ collections with one of our engaging expert guides.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. 


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by an art historian
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands

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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam The Netherlands

After a break for lunch, 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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Babylon Tours Amsterdam, Dam 1, 1012 JL Amsterdam The Netherlands

Amsterdam conjures up images of a less-than-puritan style of life, but we’re here to show you that this city offers way more than just the Red Light District – even though it’s a part of it! Our English speaking guides will help you cut the lines and explore the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, two of the city’s biggest attractions, on private or small group tours. With Babylon Tours, we’ll help you experience the historic side of Amsterdam, but we know how to let down our hair, too. Join us as well to explore the, let’s call them, alternative venues of the Red Light District with one of our energetic young guides.

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

  • Skip-The-Line Semi-Private Museum Tour
  • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
  • Entry/Admission - Van Gogh Museum

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Cobra Cafe, Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Return Details

Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


300 to 330 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Gary S

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!!!

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Andrea S

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.

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Joanne L

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.

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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!

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Sheree C

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

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