Enjoy a 5 to 5.5 hour private'tour that will take you first to one of the most famous Amsterdam museums: the Rijksmuseum and then go for a historical walking tour in Rembrandt's Nightwatch headquarters and other places to compare the past with the present. Your historian guide will tell you all you need to know about the 18th and 19th century, the most famous pieces and some handpicked gems.
Split the day between the canals and cobblestones of the city's historic center and the masterpieces hanging in the Rijksmuseum. This tour will begin at the Rijksmuseum, Holland's version of the Louvre, and learn about the highlights of its 8000 or so objects on display, including works by iconic Dutch artists like Rembrandt. Visit the impressive and expansive collection that curates Dutch history over the centuries. For those who aren't familiar with Dutch culture, explore its rich and vibrant past through a selection of paintings and artifacts from the 8000 objects on display. 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 we could ever tell. By the end, you'll have a good overview of the museum's collection and you may even know how to pronounce its name correctly.
After lunch, enjoy a historical walk. Learn about the capital city, known for its openness, charming bridges and leaning houses. Wander the canals and get your bearings as you learn about the medieval gate and Amstel River that helped shape Amsterdam.