Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

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Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
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Experience 2 of Amsterdam’s best attractions with a combined 1-hour canal cruise and the Van Gogh Museum ticket. Cruise the picturesque canals and admire Van Gogh's masterpieces.

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Duration 1 day
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Audio guide included
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  • Save time and money with a combined Van Gogh Museum ticket and canal cruise
  • Book the museum entrance time that best suits your schedule
  • Admire Amsterdam's waterside attractions and avoid the crowds on land during a canal cruise
  • Choose a hassle-free option ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Amsterdam
Full description

Combine a trip to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum with a spectacular 1-hour cruise through the historic canal district. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands and has been visited by millions of people. There is no better way to complete a fun day trip to the Van Gogh Museum than with an exciting boat cruise. One half of the package includes a visit the Van Gogh Museum which has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and letters by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most-visited museum in the Netherlands and definitely a must see. The Van Gogh Museum has over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist. Some of the most famous pieces in the collection include The Potato Eaters (1885), Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette (1886), Sunflowers (1889), and Almond Blossoms (1890). The other half of the package includes an Amsterdam canal cruise. Amsterdam’s beautiful city center is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, and there is no better way to explore it than with an Amsterdam canal cruise. The fun, 1-hour cruise will take you through the city’s most important canals, past magnificent 17th-century churches, mansions, boat houses, and bridges. You can see all of the best sights including the Westerkerk church, the Negen Straatjes district, and the Magere Brug on the Amstel river. The cruise features a GPS guide with information in several different languages and the boats are fitted with panoramic windows to ensure you enjoy a fantastic view of the city.

  • Time slot ticket to the Van Gogh Museum
  • 1-hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Multimedia guide at the Van Gogh Museum
  • Live guide

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Meeting point

Reach the Van Gogh Museum with tram numbers 2, 5, and 12 to the GVB tram station van Baerlestraat, or with tram numbers 3, 5, and 12 to the GVB tram station Museumplein (Museum Square). The canal cruise must be pre-booked at the local office located at Damrak 26, Amsterdam. Reach the canal cruise meeting point with tram numbers 2, 4, 12, 13, 14, 17, and 24, or metro line 51, 52, 53, and 54. The nearest GVB tram and metro station is Central Station.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children aged 3 years or younger are allowed to join free of charge (provided they do not occupy their own seat)
  • Your booked time slot will be your entrance time to the Van Gogh Museum
  • The canal cruise time-slot must be reserved upon arrival in Amsterdam
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This ticket was worth the cost. The museum was wonderful but very crowded as it was a holiday. We were able to enter immediately. The canal cruise was better than expected. The head phones allowed passengers to be informed. The boat was full and the canals busy be at of the holiday.

June 3, 2022

Worked well for us. Went straight to ticket office in Damrak central Amsterdam and got a boarding ticket for cruise. Decent one hour cruise to get a good feel of city from waterline level. Van Gogh ticket was essential as we saw walk-ups being turned away and told 'booked all week'.

April 17, 2022

In relation to the Van Gogh museum, we didn't purchase a headset during our visit but you can literally read up on all the art and know the history of Van Gogh as the information was on the wall next to the picture. Museum is spread over 4 floors so if you had the headset it will direct you to the hanging picture that has number next to it but as we didn't we often travel in the wrong direction. This for me was not a problem as each picture has a different story to tell. As for the canal trip, we had in ear headphone provided for us so knew all the history. Very interesting to know the history so highly recommend. Give yourself plenty of time between the canal trip and the Van Gogh museum as they are not near each other.

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August 16, 2020

Product ID: 185672