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Skip the line: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Cruise

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from US$ 131.18 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Experience the marvels of Amsterdam and works of great Dutch masters with this great value tour package
  • Enjoy a lunch cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage listed canals
  • Coffee at the Van Gogh museum is included on the tour price
  • Small group tour ensures an intimate experience
  • Complimentary ticket to the Diamond Museum
  • Overview

    Apart from its labyrinth of picturesque canals and bridges that run through the city, a visit to Amsterdam can never be complete with a tour around its most popular sites – the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum.

    The Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Cruise brings all this into one package, the canal cruise and a complimentary ticket to the revered Diamond Museum. Also, this tour gives you more time to marvel Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Rembrandt’s Night Watch, as you will skip the line and enjoy fast track entry to the art museums.

    Admire and learn about the art and life of one of the greatest modern artists; Van Gogh, gazing at more than 200 paintings by the Dutch master at the Van Gogh Museum. Breathe in the urban atmosphere as you sail past the city in a canal cruise. From the canal you will have the perfect view of many beautiful churches, rising proudly towards the sky on the riverbanks.

    The Rijkmuseum is a haven for art aficionados with an incredible collection of one million items, with 8,000 on display in 80 galleries. Some of the notable artists whose works are on display are Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ferdinand Bol and Gabriel Metsu among others.

    Discover the art of diamond polishing in Coster Diamond, one of the oldest operating diamond polishing factories in Amsterdam.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    18 Mar - 29 Sep: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    30 Sep - 27 Oct: Thursady, Saturday & Sunday
    28 Oct - 17 Mar: Sunday


    Approximately 7.5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from Paulus Potterstraat 8 1071 CZ Amsterdam (next to Museum Square) (The nearest transport interchange is Rijksmuseum which is served by tram and bus).
    Please be at the start point 15 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at Paulus Potterstraat 8 1071 CZ Amsterdam.


    For the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Lunch Cruise, the small group will meet at Paulus Potterstraat. Skip the lines for a fast track entry to the Van Gogh Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of paintings by the great Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, including 500 drawings and more than 750 letters. The museum also consists of artworks by Van Gogh’s friends like Gauguin, Anton Mauve and Millet. The artworks are displayed chronologically, tracing Van Gogh’s artistic journey.

    The bilingual tour guide, fluent in English and Spanish, will guide you through the museum, sharing information about the artworks.

    Next, appreciate the beauty of the city and its picturesque canals and charming bridges with a 1.5 hour guided boat tour along the canals. Amsterdam’s canal ring is stunning and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    After the canal cruise, you will be allowed a fast track entry to Rijksmuseum which has a gargantuan collection of artworks dating back from the year 1200 to the present. The museum was re-opened to the public in 2013 after a decade-long renovation and one of its most prized possessions is Rembrandt’s Night Watch, which dates back to 1642. The guide will take you around, giving you information about the museum. Some of the Dutch artists whose works are on display are Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ferdinand Bol and Gabriel Metsu among others. The entire collection of the Rijksmuseum is an incredible one million items, with 8,000 on display in 80 galleries. Also enjoy a light lunch at the Rijksmuseum café

    The tour ends with a visit to Coster Diamonds, one of the oldest operating diamond polishing factories in Amsterdam. It is known for creating historical gems like re-polishing the precious Kohinoor diamond and the Dresden Green Diamond. You will receive an entrance to the Diamond Museum, where you are free to explore the site independently.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Bi-lingual guide (English and Spanish) for Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum
    • Fast-track entry to the Van Gogh Musuem and the Rijksmuseum
    • Canal cruise
    • lunch
    • A free entrance ticket to the Diamond Museum


    • Gratuity
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details

    The tour will be available in English and Spanish on Wednesdays and Sundays. On Monday, Friday and Saturday the tour is only available in English.

    No Backpacks are allowed in either of the museum premises.However, small handbags (no larger than A4 paper size) are permitted inside the museums.

    You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    Maximum number of people on the tour: 20The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Best Art Tour Ever

      Pieter the tour guide was awesome. Very Knowledge on the artwork and building. He did a great job on take us through Van Gogh life. I learned a lot and enjoy the entire tour...

      Adam Schmidt, United States, 11/Nov/2017
    • Great tour; well organised and the tour leader was very knowledgeable

      Our tour leader was fantastic - really enthusiastic and brought the subjects to life. We were well looked after and lunch was delicious. Only tiny issue was we didn't sit down...

      c g whitaker, United Kingdom, 23/Mar/2016
    • A Good Value for Money Tour

      To skip the line is important especially in Van Gogh Museum so that we are able to see a lot more in both museums in limited time. Thanks to our knowledgeable guide Martha, we...

      KWONG YUK PING, Hong Kong, 05/Jul/2015