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Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the largest and most visited art museum in the Netherlands. Its collection, which ranks among the world’s finest, includes nearly 8,000 pieces spread over 80 galleries. Some of the Rijksmuseum’s most revered works are 15th- to 19th-century paintings by Flemish and Dutch masters, including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Frans Hals. In addition to the astounding eight centuries of Dutch art and history, the museum has extensive outdoor gardens and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.
Museumstraat 1, 1070 DN, Amsterdam, l
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic Van Gogh paintings, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum attracts lines often in excess of two hours. Beat the crowds with this priority admission ticket that also includes an Amsterdam canal cruise, during which you get unobstructed views of the city's waterside attractions. This stress-free combo ticket is an ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time in the Dutch capital.
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  • 3 hours
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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Avoid waiting in a long line with fast-track access to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, then unwind after a busy day’s sightseeing on a canal cruise. Take advantage of the combined deal to save money and tick off 2 popular city attractions. Learn about Holland’s history and culture as you explore the national museum, and benefit from audio commentary for insight into landmarks as you cruise the iconic canals.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!

Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!

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Save valuable vacation time with this skip-the-line ticket to the Rijksmuseum and a private tour. Traveling with a dedicated guide means you'll be able to move at your own pace and ask plenty of questions as you admire Dutch masters' best works from medieval times through the Golden Age. Highlights include works from van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.
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  • 2 hours
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Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

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Experience a canal cruise and the treasures of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum in one day with this money-saving, combination ticket. Drink in the sights of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-protected canals on a 75-minute cruise, passing stately 17th-century townhouses, bridges, churches and tree-lined cobbled streets. Couple your cruise with skip-the-line access to the spectacular Rijksmuseum, a showcase of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present. Breeze past the main entrance lines and explore the collections as you wish, seeing masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and fascinating exhibitions on Dutch history.
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  • 3 hours
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury Canal Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. Our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.
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  • 1 hour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Get a true insider's look at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the greatest art collections on the planet. Let your guide give you an orientation recently renovated museum and then learn about some of the masterpieces in the collection. See and discuss works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer, among many others. Get skip-the-line access while your small group tour ensures plenty of personalized attention from the guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Bypass the main entrance lines for privately guided tours at Amsterdam’s top two museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—during this half-day excursion. With your own art historian guide, head straight inside the glorious Rijksmuseum. Chart the history of Dutch art as you explore the highlights, and view treasures such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch.’ Following time for lunch, enjoy fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum. Follow your guide around the must-see pieces, including ‘Tree Roots and Trunks,’ van Gogh’s last work, and other sublime masterpieces.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour

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Explore two must-visit Amsterdam museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—on a half-day, skip-the-line, small-group tour combo. With a guide, bypass the main queues at the Rijksmuseum to see the exhibitions on Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, including masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and others. After time for lunch, skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights, seeing Van Gogh 'Sunflowers,' and more.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

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Get acquainted with the artistic masterworks inside Amsterdam's iconic Rijksmuseum on this guided tour that includes skip-the-line access. Sail past long lines outside of the museum with your priority-access pass and begin discovering the magnificent oeuvres displayed within. Delve into the history of Holland’s artistic heritage with your expert guide and see collections by world-famous painters like Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt during your enriching tour.  
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$34.23
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.
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  • 1 hour
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Rijksmuseum Guided Tour Plus Skip-the-line Ticket To The Museum

Rijksmuseum Guided Tour Plus Skip-the-line Ticket To The Museum

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Spend less time waiting and more time admiring the masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum on a skip-the-line tour. Designed with time-pressed travelers in mind, this tour takes you right to the heart of paintings by European masters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals, and offers insight into European art history that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebooks. Plus, a maximum of 14 travelers means that you’ll plenty of opportunities to ask you guide questions.
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  • 2 hours
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Rijksmuseum Private VIP 2.5-Hour Tour with Art Historian, starting at 9 AM

Rijksmuseum Private VIP 2.5-Hour Tour with Art Historian, starting at 9 AM

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Maximize your time inside the world-famous Rijksmuseum on a private 3-hour tour including early-access entry. With your priority-access pass, you’ll bypass long lines of tourists and explore the museum without the usual crowds. Alongside an art historian guide, you’ll admire masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals while learning of the cultural and historical context of each painting. On this private tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from your erudite guide while gaining an alternative perspective of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.Enter with VIP status and enjoy the best paintings and sculpture. After 1.5 hours take a coffee break. Total tour time about 3 hours.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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Cycle away from the urban noise and disappear into the countryside on this guided bike tour from Amsterdam. Visit a historical windmill, a farmhouse and factory, where you’ll sample Dutch cheese and watch how wooden clogs are made. This leisurely ride takes you along the Amstel River, past country villages and verdant fields dotted with cows. Learn about rural Dutch traditions and history, and wrap up your tour exploring Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos and Beatrixpark.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

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Relish the rich artistic heritage of Amsterdam on a private walking tour of sites associated with painting pioneer, Rembrandt van Rijn. With your guide, delve into the life and works of the influential artist. Discover the exhibits within the Rembrandt House Museum, the former residence in which many of his masterpieces were painted, and tour the iconic Rijksmuseum to see some of Rembrandt’s most celebrated paintings. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour, with an itinerary adapted to suit your interests.
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  • 4 hours
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Bike Rental in Amsterdam

Bike Rental in Amsterdam

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It can be hard to tick off all of Amsterdam’s highlights when exploring by foot. Open up the city with bike rental, and travel easily between locations while still enjoying an intimate look at landmarks such as the Old Church, Rijksmuseum, or Vondelpark. Choose a rental period that suits your schedule, and receive insider tips from the local provider, before benefiting from the freedom to explore at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 14 days
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$8.85
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Lonely Planet Experience: Rijksmuseum Walk with an Art Historian
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Lonely Planet Experience: Rijksmuseum Walk with an Art Historian

Explore the medieval times and their religious influence. Meet Dutch Master Geerten tot St. Jans and his wonderful ‘Tree of Jesse.’ Hear about Lucas van Leyden, the Rembrandt of the 16th century & find out how he set a new high standard for paintings. His ‘Worship of the golden calf’ is an outstanding example of this. Time for the Golden Age! Explore the big three masters of this enlighting era: Hals, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. Admire the best works of the Rijksmuseum like ‘The Milkmaid, 'The Jewish Bride' and the 'Nightwatch’ in one gallery! Step into the 18th & 19th century and see the artful transition from one century to another. While the 18th century focused more on the interior of the canal houses & Dutch lifestyle, the 19th century brought us Dutch Master Vincent van Gogh. Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Nibble your way through Amsterdam's international dining scene on a private tasting tour led by a local foodie guide. Learn about the international flavors that have influenced Dutch cuisine while grabbing bites at a local market, beer garden and family restaurant. Savor handpicked local delicacies including the best fish in town, a sweet ‘stroopwafel’ and artisanal cheese.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 4 hours
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour

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Get more out of your time at Amsterdam’s museums with a privately guided tour of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. You’ll use skip-the-line tickets to enter the galleries with ease, and then go straight to the masterpieces or works that interest you most with an art historian guide. Free time for lunch is included between the two museum visits.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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What are Rijksmuseum hours of operation?
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Rijksmuseum hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Rijksmuseum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rijksmuseum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Rijksmuseum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rijksmuseum costs USD 8.85. Guided Rijksmuseum tours start around USD 8.85 per person.
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