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  1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum + Rembrandt House Skip-the-Line Tour

Product ID: 170289
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Complete your trip with an introduction to the city's artistic institutions. This combo tour ticks all the boxes with a visit to the Rijksmuseum, followed by a tour focusing on the life of world-famous artist Rembrandt.
About this activity
Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • Skip the line to enter Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt's house
  • Get a full tour dedicated to one of the most famous Dutch artists
  • Walk through Spiegelquarter, Rembrandt Square, Jewish Quarter and more
  • Visit the famous Rijksmuseum and learn about Dutch history and art
Full description
Start your tour at Holland’s answer to the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum, housing centuries of Dutch history and art. Explore over 8000 objects, including paintings and artifacts, with artists from the Dutch Golden Age like Rembrandt and Vermeer on display. From dollhouses to a captured British warship, the museum boasts a wide range of historical items. As the largest museum in Amsterdam, a visit is an absolute must.

After lunch, dig deeper into Rembrandt’s life to learn all about this iconic Dutch artist. Walk through Spiegelquarter, a district known for a wide array of antiques and artistic goods. Afterwards, wander the Keizersgracht, or Emperor’s canal, to discuss one of Rembrandt’s most successful apprentices. In Rembrandt Square, hear about the Night Watch Guards, who were characters in one of the artist’s most popular works. His painting is recreated here in bronze sculpture. In Staalstraat, learn about the local Drapers Guild, represented by Rembrandt.

Finally, in Waterloo Square, discover the former Jewish Quarter, home to a variety of immigrants including Rembrandt and his wife. The couple spent many years living here, near the Amstel River, where their house still stands as a museum dedicated to the artist’s life. It includes etchings and other works done by Rembrandt himself. The furnishings are authentic to the 1600s, reconstituted thanks to auction archives from the period. Wander Rembrandt’s office and see how he produced his work, peeking at the more intimate side of the artist’s life.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Entrance fee
  • Professional local tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up or drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Luggage or coat storage
  • Food and beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Cobra Cafe by the entrance on the north side of the building facing the Rijksmuseum (between the bicycle lane and the Cobra Cafe). Don’t look for a large group. In case you have trouble finding the meeting point please contact your guide directly (text, whatsapp or call). Bring your valid photo ID. By Car: Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands (meet outside the cafe).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• No bags or suitcases are allowed on the tour, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed
• A moderate amount of walking is involved, and the tour is unfortunately not available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
• Occasional closures without previous warning from the monument’s management occur, in which case you will be provided with an appropriate alternative route
• Some specific monuments are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted speaking, or do not allow skip-the-line entry; in these cases your guide will provide the information about the monument from outside
• Please provide a phone number and email you can be reached at during your trip during booking
• All travelers need a valid ID on the day of the trip
Organized by

Babylon Tours Amsterdam

Product ID: 170289