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Rijksmuseum + Rembrandt Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Combo Tour – Private

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Duration: 5 to 5.5hs Private Tour

From €139-259

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No trip to Amsterdam is complete without an introduction to its artistic institutions. This private guided combo tour ticks all the boxes with a visit to the Rijksmuseum, followed by a tour focusing on the life of world-famous artist Rembrandt. Relax and enjoy during this private 5 to 5.5 hour tour, which includes skip the line entry so you can maximize every moment.

 

Your tour starts at Holland’s answer to the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum, housing centuries of Dutch history and art. Explore over 8000 objects, including paintings and artefacts, with artists from the Dutch Golden Age like Rembrandt and Vermeer on display. From dollhouses to a captured British warship, the museum boasts a wide range of historical items. The largest museum in Amsterdam, a visit is an absolute must.

After lunch, dig deeper into Rembrandt’s life to learn all about this iconic Dutch artist. Walk through Spiegelquarter, a district known for a wide array of antiques and artistic goods. Afterwards, wander the Keizersgracht, or Emperor’s canal, where you’ll discuss one of Rembrandt’s most successful apprentices. In Rembrandt Square you’ll hear about the Night Watch Guards, who were characters in one of the artist’s most popular works. His painting is recreated here in bronze sculpture. In Staalstraat, learn about the local Drapers Guild, represented by Rembrandt. Finally, in Waterloo Square, you will discover the former Jewish Quarter, home to a variety of immigrants including Rembrandt and his wife. The couple spent many years living here, near the Amstel River, where their house still stands as a museum dedicated to the artist’s life. It includes etchings and other works done by Rembrandt himself. The furnishings are authentic to the 1600s, reconstituted thanks to auction archives from the period. Wander Rembrandt’s office and see how he produced his work, peeking at the more intimate side of the artist’s life.

Highlights Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

Rembrandt masterworks

The Jewish Bride

The Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild

Vermeer’s The Milkmaid

19th century library

17th century dollhouses, globes, ship replica, and Delft ceramics

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“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • Mary David Mary David

    While the small group tour is expensive, Angelo made it well more than worthwhile. His base of knowledge in the art field was outstanding! He overextended himself by providing a great amount of background information, supported by extensive pictures on his iPad, about various artists and their individual works. He easily handled questions from several guests who had a great deal of knowledge about various art ages. artists and there relation with each other. We highly recomend this tour. Be prepared to be overwhelmed.

  • Carl Ruiz Carl Ruiz

    I would recommend this tour to anyone that will listen. Our guide was knowledgeable, passionate about her job, and very informative. We really enjoyed our visit and learned so much more than we ever have could on our own.

  • Leigh Campos Leigh Campos

    We had afantastic time with our guide, Victoria. She was extremely knowledgable and made the museum items really come to live. If you have only a few hours available and want tobknow more than just the average, this tour is a must!

  • Donte Abbott Donte Abbott

    A good guide can turn any museum experience from a "ho hum" day into a wonderful, educational, stimulating memory. Cera made that special memory for us today.

  • Ariel Manning Ariel Manning

    We had the most enjoyable tour with Tea! Very knowledgeable, pleasant, and simplified the history by showing us key points on her iPad and reading excerpts from letters. We took the combo museum tours and she was so great in leading us right where we needed to go. Highly recommended and Tea was special!

  • Sammie Arellano Sammie Arellano

    Our guide, Tea, was so full of knowledge of the artists, art work, culture, and community. I never would have learned this much without her insight. Was a wonderful day and a highlight of my entire Amsterdam trip!

  • Harris Edwards Harris Edwards

    The art was great...the museum amazing...our guide Paola just wonderful! I think my wife and I will remember meeting Paola as much as the art. Her knowledge of the museum and its exhibitions was unbeatable. Our two hour tour just flew by. We can't thank her enough for being such a fabulous host. Book the tour, you won't regret a single second :)

  • Marshall Braun Marshall Braun

    Great tour guide. Knowledgeable, excellent English. A joy to be with.And we learned a lot. You can't ask for more on an art museum guide.

  • Eric Collier Eric Collier

    I have been on many tours and thought that this was one of the best. Salena was very knowledgable, personal and interesting. Had a really great time.

  • Ann Newton Ann Newton

    Josephine was excellent. So knowledgeable. Added to our enjoyment of the Museum. We did skip the line, not necessary today.

  • Alicia Gordon Alicia Gordon

    Our tour guide Angelo was informative, high energy and brought the museum stories to life! He shared interesting details you would not get without the tour. Highly recommend!!

  • Louise Schneider Louise Schneider

    We had a great tour with Angelo. I cannot believe wee able to see everything that we did. He made it all come alive.

  • Ashley Bailey Ashley Bailey

    We were a group of only three and had a great time. I never felt rushed or overwhelmed, as I often can at galleries or museums, and learned a lot. We saw all that we’d hoped to and Audrey is so knowledgeable. She has a gentle manner, and we all loved spending the morning with her. Thanks Audrey!

  • Alisa Sanchez Alisa Sanchez

    Do both museums in the same tour.. takes 5h but definitely worth it! Having an art history expert as a guide was extremely useful and added to the cultural experience of visiting the museums! A tour not to be missed if you are an art history buff