Take our most popular private tour of Amsterdam's best museums. Perfect for an introduction to Van Gogh and the artists of the Dutch Golden Age, this tour will take you on an artistic and historical journey through the 18th and 19th centuries. The 5.5-hour walking tour includes entry to both museums so you can skip the line and learn about the museums' collections with one of our engaging expert guides, whom you'll have all to yourself.
You start this tour at the Rijksmuseum to indulge in some of Holland's most famous artists, like Rembrandt, while learning about the country's cultural history. Our guides will share their favorite stories about the museum's best and quirkiest pieces. For those who aren't familiar with Dutch culture, you will explore its rich and vibrant past through a selection of paintings and artifacts from the 8000 objects on display. You'll explore familiar names like Rembrandt while discussing lesser known items like 17th century dollhouses and Vermeer's portrait of domesticity, 'The Milkmaid.' There's even a fascinating 19th century library containing more stories than you could ever tell.
Next, you've heard about one of the world's most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you really know about this Dutch artist? After a break for lunch, enter the Van Gogh Museum to meet the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits that feature in galleries around the world. See his work 'The Potato Eaters' and 'The Bedroom' as well as objects from his studio. Visit the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's works while learning about his troubled life from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, you'll discuss that whole ear incident.'