Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

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Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets

From US$ 33.68 per person

Experience 2 of Amsterdam’s best attractions with a combined 1-hour canal cruise and skip-the-line entry to the Rijksmuseum. Cruise the picturesque waterways of the Canal Belt, then admire masterpieces from the museum’s collection of 17th-21st cent

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  • Cruise the picturesque waterways of Amsterdam's Canal Belt
  • Benefit from skip-the-line entry to Rijksmuseum
  • Admire the merchant houses and historic bridges from the water
  • See masterpieces of 17th-century Dutch art, including Rembrandt's The Nightwatch
  • Access a GPS audio guide in 19 different languages (Canal Cruise)
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Combine 2 of Amsterdam’s must-do experiences with this tour of the Canal Belt by boat and entry to the legendary Rijksmuseum. Admire the beautiful canal boats and merchant houses from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes you along some of the historic waterways. Dug in the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Feast your eyes on the decorative façades of the canalside buildings, and marvel at all the different styles of gables, such as clock, spout and neck gables. Pass iconic architecture, including the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, the legendary home of the World War 2 diarist Anne Frank, the imposing Westerkerk, and the old Port of Amsterdam. Then, disembark to enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Rijksmuseum. See masterpieces by the Dutch masters of the 17th century, including Rembrandt’s “The Nighwatch” and Vermeer’s “The Milkmaiden.”

  • 1-hour canal cruise
  • Time slot ticket to Rijksmuseum
  • Food or drinks
  • Multimedia tour at Rijksmuseum

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Meeting point

• The Rijksmuseum is located at Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam • Reserve your canal cruise time-slot at Damrak 26, Amsterdam

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 years or younger go free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat)
  • You can use your voucher to enter the museum for up to 2-hours from the starting time written on your ticket
  • After entering the museum (within the 2-hour time slot on your ticket) you are welcome to stay as long as you like until the museum closes
  • The 1-hour canal cruise time-slot must be reserved upon arrival in Amsterdam (see instructions on your voucher)
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I've never booked tickets online before but it was quite easy. It was good that we didn't have to stick to a rigid time slot as we had difficulty getting to the museum as the road was closed due to the Amsterdam marathon! I'm glad we persisted - such a great museum, and overwhelming that we could get so close to Rembrandt and Van Gogh paintings. We had trouble finding the meeting spot for the cruise as Maps took us to the wrong place (the maritime museum!), so we visited that before going back to the train station area which is where we thought it should be - we were right. The cruise was good (windows weren't very clear so it was difficult to get good photos), and we learned a lot. I would recommend this trip.

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October 28, 2019

The one hour cruise was excellent. We picked it up from the pier a few blocks from the Rijksmuseum (Lovers Cruise company). At the museum we downloaded the Rijksmuseum app and used the headphones supplied by the boat cruise company to do the highlights tour. No queue and a great way to get the most out of the art works on display.

August 23, 2019

Beautiful museum poor direction to boat trip

Loved the ease of getting ticket and easy access to museum had to use Google maps to get to boat trip note it is the red kiosk to left of front of museum. We went to this kiosk twice and we were sent on wild goose chase to find boat which so spoilt the experience. Finding the set off point was where we started was irratating and meant an hour wasted. It was so out of step with the hospitality of amsterdam

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June 4, 2019

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