Private tour

Rijksmuseum Private Tour

4.4 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Withlocals

Rijksmuseum Private Tour

Activity provider: Withlocals

From US$ 104.78 per person

Get ready for a guided tour of the Rijksmuseum. Admire the masterpieces of the best Dutch Masters, from Medieval times to the Golden Age of Rembrandt to Vermeer to the wonderful Vincent van Gogh.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear great stories about the best Dutch artists
  • See masterpieces from Rembrandt and van Gogh
  • Be guided by professional art historians to get the most from your visit
Full description
Admire the best masterpieces of famous Dutch artists and gain a better understanding of the pieces and their creators on a private tour in the Rijksmuseum. Your experience includes a pre-booked ticket and you will be accompanied by a professional art historian. This incredible tour is a complete journey through the different periods of the Rijksmuseum. Walk from one period to another, and go from masterpiece to masterpiece. Explore the medieval times and their religious influence. Meet Dutch Master Geerten tot St. Jans and his wonderful ‘Tree of Jesse.’ See the beauty of the Renaissance era and hear about Lucas van Leyden.  Explore the big three masters, Hals, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. Admire the best works of the Rijksmuseum like ‘The Milkmaid, 'The Jewish Bride' and the 'Nightwatch’ all in one gallery. Step into the 18th and 19th centuries and see the artful transition from one century to another.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Entry tickets (20€ per person)
  • Hotel pickup

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Meeting point

Underneath the arched gate of the Rijksmuseum, next to the garden. This is at the side of the Museum Square

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • The entry ticket fee must be paid in cash to your guide on the day of your trip
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    3.8/5
  • Organization
    4.4/5

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This was my first visit to the Rijks Museum. The style of painting practiced by the “old Dutch Masters” has always appealed to me, though I know very little about the artists and most of their body of work. This private tour expanded my horizons vastly! Within our two-hour time frame, Anna showed me the best of what the Rijks has to offer, and allowed me a moment to snap a photo of each painting she selected to show me and discuss. She was very pleasant and understanding. She had e-mailed (or texted?) me the day before our appointment, as well as the morning of our meeting. She was punctual, at both the beginning and end. My only suggestion was that wearing some kind of identification would’ve expedited recognition of one another as we waited just outside the Museum entrance. I suspected it was she, as I paced back and forth, and then, as I approached her, she spoke up and asked if I were Roberta. I had a wonderful time during my 2-hour visit with Anna, and hope to return.

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May 9, 2022

Anna was very competent and while going through different paintings she was explainig the historical frame in which they were made. She helped noticing all details that communicated the status of the commissioner of the paintings and the type of life people were living, the symbolism of presence of animals in portraits or the caducity of the beauty of flowers and fruit in still life representation. Well worth it for me

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May 10, 2022

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We had a good time with Marten and enjoyed his talk.

October 13, 2019

Product ID: 183530