Rijksmuseum w/ Entry & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private

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5 hour 30 minutes (approx.) Mobile ticket Offered in: English
Overview

Join a semi-private (8 guest maximum) guided combo museum & walking tour through Amsterdam’s historic center and most popular museum. This 5.5 hour tour will cover the city’s highlights and will allow you to visit its largest museum, the Rijksmuseum. Our dynamic guides will share their insider knowledge as well as an impressive, but entirely manageable amount of history so that you can better understand the Dutch capital. This tour will also provide you with a museum ticket valid for the whole day.

What's Included
  1. SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR ("SEMI-PRIVATE" MEANS GROUP IS NEVER MORE THAN 8 GUESTS MAX)
  2. Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
  3. Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
  4. All Entrance Fees
  5. Professional Tour Guide
  1. Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  2. Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  3. This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Cobra Cafe by the Toilet/Parking entrance on the north side of the building facing the Rijksmuseum. (between the bicycle lane and the Cobra Cafe) 

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your
7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End Point

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What To Expect

Split the day between the canals and cobblestones of the city’s historic center and the masterpieces hanging in the Rijksmuseum. The 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. This tour will introduce first-time visitors to the impressive and expansive collection that curates Dutch history over the centuries. 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. We’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 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. Then after a break for lunch, The historical walk will introduce you to this capital city, known for its openness and vice as much as for its 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.

Starting at our designated meeting point of St Nicholas’ Basilica, we will firstly discuss the history of the city’s primary Roman Catholic Church. Built at the end of the 19th century at a time when Roman Catholics could once again profess their faith in public after three centuries of prohibition, the building is a blend of different architectural styles and artistic movements.

Nieuwmarkt

We will then make our way towards the Schreierstoren, often known as the Tower of Tears or Weeper’s Tower. Originally part of the medieval city wall of Amsterdam, this tower is mainly known for the belief that women wept there for their husbands who would leave from the port to go to war or to fish.

Rembrandtplein

We will then walk through an area known to be the Chinatown of Amsterdam. Zeedijk is a street in the old centre of Amsterdam and consists of a number of Asian markets, restaurants and shops, as well as the Zeedijk Buddhist temple, known to be the largest Chinese style Buddhist temple in Europe.

Munt Tower (Munttoren)

We will briefly walk by and discuss the Museum Our Lord in the Attic, one of the most cherished museums in Amsterdam. The attic of this bourgeois’ house conceals a secret Catholic Church originally built in 1663, when Catholics lost their right to workship in their own way.

In de Waag

Next we will see the monumental church De Oude Kerk (the Old Church) which dominates over the Red Light District. The Oude Kerk is the oldest and for centuries was the most important church in Amsterdam. Although it lost this title to what is known as The New Church, it remains one of the grand sights to visit.

Blauwbrug

From here, we will make our way to the lively nightspot and market square, Nieuwmarkt which is found in the old city centre. This spot has been a centre for commerce and socialising in Amsterdam since the 17th century as the square’s location just inside the old city gate made it a convenient spot for traders and shoppers looking for fresh produce.

Prinsengracht

During our time at Nieuwmarkt, we will also see what is known as “De Waag”, a 15th century building that is one of Amsterdam’s oldest remaining non-religious buildings. Originally a city gate and part of the walls of Amsterdam, the building has also served as a guildhall, museum and firestation, among other things.

Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Moving on, we will see both the Trippenhuis & Klein Trippenhuis. While the Trippenhuis is Amsterdam’s widest home, spanning an enormous 22m, the Klein Trippenhuis is one of Amsterdam’s narrowest houses located right across from the Trippenhuis.

Our Lord in the Attic Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

We will then walk towards the Former Jewish Neighborhood, or Jodenbuurt, an area which contains many historically important buildings that are currently preserved and managed by the Jewish Cultural Quarter.

Trippenhuis

Next we will pass by Rembrandt’s house, a historical building and art museum in which the Painter Rembrandt lived and worked between 1639 and 1656. The collection of the museum contains Rembrandt’s etchings and paintings of his contemporaries.

Rijksmuseum

Following, we will go to what is known as the Stopera, a building complex housing both the city hall and the Dutch National Opera and Ballet. The construction of this building was at least 60 years in the making.

St. Nicholas Basilica

You will then be taken to see the Zuiderkerk, or what is known as the Southern Chruch. This church is a protestant church located in the Nieuwmarkt region and was not only a major part of Rembrandt’s life, but also features in a Claude Monet painting.

Oude Kerk

Next we will walk along the Amstel River, which has been a vital part of the Netherlands since the Middle Ages. Its currents have been supplying Amsterdam with water and transportation for over 800 years.

Westerkerk

At the river we will see two bridges, known as the Skinny Bridge and the Blue Bridge. While the Skinny Bridge is probably Amsterdam’s most famous bridge, spanning across the River Amstel from 1934, the Blue Bridge, which is not blue at all, is named after the wooden blue bridge that spun across the Amstel in the 17th century.

The Amstel

At the river we will see two bridges, known as the Skinny Bridge and the Blue Bridge. While the Skinny Bridge is probably Amsterdam’s most famous bridge, spanning across the River Amstel from 1934, the Blue Bridge, which is not blue at all, is named after the wooden blue bridge that spun across the Amstel in the 17th century.

Bloemenmarkt

Following, we will walk through one of the busiest squares in the city, Rembrandt Square. As you can tell by its name, Rembrandtplein is named after the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt. Here you will see a bronze-cast representation of his most famous painting, The Night Watch, which was displayed as part of the celebration of the artist’s 400th birthday in 2006.

Begijnhof

After this, we will then walk through the flower market where you will see the Munttoren (“Mind Tower”). The tower was originally part of one of the main gates in Amsterdam’s medieval city wall.

Weeping Tower

After this, we will then walk through the flower market where you will see the Munttoren (“Mind Tower”). The tower was originally part of one of the main gates in Amsterdam’s medieval city wall.

Amsterdam Museum

Following, we will see one of the oldest hofjes, or almshouses in Amsterdam, Begijnhof. It consists of a group of houses built around a secluded courtyard and garden, known to have provided homes for the Beguines – a group of unmarried women who lived together under vows of chastity. Today it is also the site of two churches.

Museum Het Rembrandthuis

Next we will pass by the Amsterdam Museum and the Walk of Art Gallery, which is free for everybody.

South Church (Zuiderkerk)

During the tour you will also see the Prinsengracht, a canal that runs through the centre of Amsterdam. It is the third and outermost of the three main canals of Amsterdam, forming an expansion project that took 50 years to build.

Magere Brug

You will also wander past Westerkerk, a 17th century Dutch Protestant church. Located in the heart of Amsterdam it is the largest of its kind in the city.

Dam Square

One of the tour’s last stop includes the Dam Square. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known locations in the city, as it includes the Royal Place, New Church and National Monument.

Additional Info
  1. Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  2. Public transportation options are available nearby
  3. Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  4. It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  5. A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  6. Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  7. Notes: Rijksmuseum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  1. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time
  2. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  3. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  4. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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