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  • Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

    1. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

    Combine 2 of Amsterdam’s must-do experiences with this tour of the Canal Belt by boat and entry to the legendary Rijksmuseum. Admire the beautiful canal boats and merchant houses from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes you along some of the historic waterways. Dug in the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Feast your eyes on the decorative façades of the canalside buildings, and marvel at all the different styles of gables, such as clock, spout and neck gables. Pass iconic architecture, including the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, the legendary home of the World War 2 diarist Anne Frank, the imposing Westerkerk, and the old Port of Amsterdam. Then, disembark to enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Rijksmuseum. See masterpieces by the Dutch masters of the 17th century, including Rembrandt’s “The Nighwatch” and V...

    The Rijks was really amazing and the canal cruise was very enjoyable with all we got to see. I didn't realize the Night Watch was so large.

  • Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    2. Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and traveling like the locals do. On this quirky Amsterdam bike tour you will use the city’s most beloved form of transportation and hear stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time. Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Cycle over bridges, along idyllic canals, and into hidden courtyards. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the picturesque city. At each stop your guide will tell you about the history of the sites that you’re visiting and also about Amsterdam's culture.

  • Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    3. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Amsterdam is a world-class cycling city, and there’s no better way to explore it than on this 2-hour bike tour. Count on the years of experience of the first company in Amsterdam to offer guided bicycle tours, with friendly guides that will show you the authentic Amsterdam on a relaxed tour of the city. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Visit the old western harbor, cycling through a maze of idyllic canals, and ride into hidden courtyards where you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph the picturesque city. In addition, you will get to explore the various diverse neighborhoods of Amsterdam, riding through the Jordan Quarter, where you will pass Rembrandt’s house, continuing to the Rijksmuseum, a state museum dedicated to art and history, and exploring the infamous Red Light District, where you can experience Amsterdam’s underground cult...

    Frank was an excellent guide and gave us lots of information, he easily answered all of our questions. A fun and great way to see the city. Thanks Frank

  • Amsterdam: City Highlights 2-Hour Bike Tour

    4. Amsterdam: City Highlights 2-Hour Bike Tour

    Do Amsterdam the Dutch way and join a 2-hour small city bike tour of the major highlights. Groups are kept to a maximum of 12 people per guide to allow for a more intimate and personalized service. Starting at the Nieuwezijds Kolk, just a few minutes walk from Centraal Station, grab your iconic yellow city bikes and pedal off to see famous attractions, such as the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Pedal through the charming Jordaan quarter, and the leafy Vondelpark. Discover the city’s most beautiful bridge over the Amstel, nicknamed the “Skinny Bridge.” And bike around the infamous Red Light District. An experienced guide will lead the way, narrating the fascinating story of Amsterdam’s evolution over the years.

    This was one of the highlights of my trip! The tour guide was so knowledgeable about Amsterdam, and shared all sorts of cool information and stories about the city. We were able to see a large portion of the city on the 2-hour tour. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam!

  • Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

    5. Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

    The best way to explore Amsterdam is like the locals do, on a bike. You will meet your guide in the bike shop and be given a city bike that is comfortable for you. During the tour you will stop at a number of interesting places where your personal guide will tell you about the history and architecture of the city. Discover some of the most important sites and learn all about the rich history of Amsterdam. Cycle along the famous canals and Dam Square. Cycle through the various different neighborhoods of Amsterdam, such as the Jordaan, where you will pass the Rijksmuseum, home to a rich collection of Dutch art and history. Discover other gems such as the Museumplein, Stedelijk Museum, and Concertgebouw.

  • Combination Ticket: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

    6. Combination Ticket: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

    Amsterdam Canal Cruises is situated in one of the nicest neighborhoods of Amsterdam: De Pijp. This marvelling quarter with exotic shops, a variety of international restaurants, the famous Albert Cuyp-market and the most famous museums in the world is certainly worth a visit. Amsterdam Canal Cruises offers you the possibility to combine a visit to one of these museums with a canal cruise through Amsterdam. With our combination tickets you do not only get a discount, but you also avoid the queues at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. This way you save money and, more importantly, you save time! How does it work? You can buy the combination ticket of your choice here at this website. This 2 in 1 ticket gives you access to both the Rijksmuseum and to a wonderful city canal cruise.

    We really enjoyed seeing and learning about beautiful Amsterdam during our covered canal cruise and will go on it again next time we visit Amsterdam. Similarly, Rijksmuseum is amazing and worthy of multiple visits.

  • Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

    7. Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

    Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s top art venues, on this 5-hour guided small-group tour. Your expert guide will take you on an exciting journey through the history of art and you’ll also learn about Dutch civilization through the centuries. Enjoy skip-the-line admission at the museums and follow the chronological path of art and its historical context. See some of history's most famous works of art, concentrating on the Dutch Golden Age and well-known artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire The Night Watch by Rembrandt, Milkmaid by Vermeer, and Tree Roots and Trunks, which was Van Gogh’s last painting. Your guide will tell you about all the important works you see, explaining techniques used and the significance of the works as well.

    The guide, i am not sure his name.. and Italian.. was excellent.. He not only knew a great deal about the paintings and the history, but he was friendly and helpful. By the time i got to the Van Gogh museum i could no longer walk. He got me a wheelchair and pushed me all through the museum. He helped us on the elevators and finding the facilities. He was the best. peace, Harriet

  • Amsterdam: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

    8. Amsterdam: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

    See Amsterdam like a local on a private bike tour. Bike along the banks of the pretty canals in the Canal Belt, and pedal over drawbridges to discover hidden courtyards and secret churches. Continue to Vondelpark, the city's largest and most beautiful park. After a long ride through the leafy park, head to Museumplein to discover Amsterdam's most important museums. See the city’s most important highlights, such as Dam Square, Anne Frank’s House, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh museum. As a private tour, the itinerary can always be customized to your interests, ensuring you see the things you want to see and enjoy a tour that suits you.

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

    9. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

    Enjoy a private walking tour and see all the main sights of the historic center, including the enchanting bridges, barges, houseboats and mercantile houses of the Canal Belt. Get well-acquainted with Amsterdam’s cobblestoned streets, walking over the many beautiful bridges overlooking the iconic canals on the Canal Belt. Be guided along the waterways, seeing the recognizable tall and slim buildings, numerous houseboats, and, of course, some of the most famous sights in the city. Learn how the city evolved from a muddy town on the Amstel River in the 12th century to the modern day metropolis. Get a local’s perspective and discover some little-known secrets of the city, including tree-lined squares and private courtyards. Get priceless tips on how to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

  • Rembrandt's Art: Guided Tour in Amsterdam & Rijksmuseum

    10. Rembrandt's Art: Guided Tour in Amsterdam & Rijksmuseum

    Your morning in Amsterdam will start at the Rembrandthouse. The most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age by far is Rembrandt van Rijn. The painter lived and worked the greater part of his life in Amsterdam. The city tour Rembrandt will bring alive the most important places of this part of his life. Walk through the area where he lived in his wealthy days with his first wife Saskia. Pass by his old house and see where he painted his masterpiece the Night watch. Of course this tour won’t be complete without a visit to the national gallery Rijksmuseum. In this museum you will find back many of the important paintings of Rembrandt such as the Jewish bride, syndics of drapers guild, many self-portraits and the famous Night watch. Join the tour and discover everything about the life of Rembrandt van Rijn!

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What people are saying about Rijksmuseum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 469 reviews

This was one of the highlights of my trip! The tour guide was so knowledgeable about Amsterdam, and shared all sorts of cool information and stories about the city. We were able to see a large portion of the city on the 2-hour tour. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam!

Great tour! Brandon is a fantastic guide with so much knowledge about the paintings and its history behind it. The museum is great but having an historian to guide you around makes it a much better experience. Great value for money. Brandon is the best :)

The Rijks was really amazing and the canal cruise was very enjoyable with all we got to see. I didn't realize the Night Watch was so large.

Nice ride through different parts of my own capital :-) Cheerful young guide with knowledge of the city, history etc. DO IT!

Our guide, David was terrific! We got to see a lot of the city. I would recommend this for sure.