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Van Gogh Museum + Red Light District 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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Skip the line with our certified guides at the Van Gogh Museum, then head over to the Red Light District! You’ll learn about the complex relationship between this influential artist and one of the most fascinating neighborhoods in the city.

 

Find out the role the Red Light District played in the darker phases of Van Gogh’s art during our 5-5.5 hour tour of two of Amsterdam’s most unique destinations! Join one of our private guides for a personalized experience, where you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions.

You’ll start the day at the Van Gogh Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s art and personal effects. Here, you’ll get an in-depth introduction to the life and identity of the artist behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits. You’ll discuss the events of his turbulent life (including that whole cutting off his ear thing) and how they influenced masterpieces like “Wheatfield with Crows” and “Yellow House”.

After taking a break for lunch, it’s on to the Red Light District, where you’ll learn about the area’s legal drug vendors, the laws protecting sex workers and cannabis consumption, the leather neighborhood and the “coffee shops” that attract tourists from across the globe. Leave all guilt and judgment behind as you discuss how the area had a profound effect on Van Gogh’s career, as well as the etiquette and rules that will help you appreciate the district safely once the tour is over.

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

The largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world

Extensive collection of self-portraits & sunflowers

“The Potato Eaters” & “Wheatfield with Crows”, two of Van Gogh’s finest paintings

Leather neighborhood, home of coffee shops and fetish bars

Sex shops

The city’s first coffee shop

Cannabis Information Center, free advice about the best coffee shops in town

Tower of Tears, where Henry Hudson launched his journey to North America

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Latest Reviews
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  • Georgia Frazier Georgia Frazier

    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.

  • Peter Simpson Peter Simpson

    My tour guide was very well educated in art and taught our group more than we had bargained for. She was also very personable, friendly and flexible with interests. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone with even the slightest interest in the arts. Particularly Vincent Van Gogh.

  • Dana Gross Dana Gross

    Thanks to Henk our guide! he was very detailed and informative in his guidance . I was solo to see this museum, as I was the only one interested to take the tour of Van Gogh ! and it was a smart thing to hire services from Babylon CITY tours!

  • Arnold Underwood Arnold Underwood

    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.

  • Milan Benitez Milan Benitez

    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!

  • Clair Espinoza Clair Espinoza

    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.

  • Joann Atkins Joann Atkins

    Amsterdam is one of my favourite cities in Europe. On this trip I wanted to get the best out of it by taking a couple of cultural tours. I chose Babylon Tours since I had a great experience in Paris with them. First I went to RIJKSMUSEUM & Amsterdam Historical Walk "The Whole DAM Story!": Private Guided Tour, which was just perfect to get the bearings of the city but on a more cultural side. The next day we decided to go on what seemed to be a fun tour where you can connect art to the redlight district. The tour is Van Gogh Museum & The Red Light District: Skip the Line Private Tour. We had a great time visiting the Red Light district this way since it added a different perspective to this part of town. Again I booked on their website which is the easiest, thank you!