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Tour of the Rijksmuseum

Visit the most important museum in the Netherlands

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Visit the most important museum in the Netherlands

Did you know that the Netherlands is known worldwide as the country of museums? Only its capital has more than 50, as well as the most important collection of Dutch art in the world.

An expert art guide will walk with you for 2 hours on a visit to the country’s most important museum, the Rijksmuseum. This experience is suitable for adults and children as you will take a tour through more than four centuries of art history. Prepare to hop on the time machine!

  • A very friendly English-speaking guide specialized in art history

  • Entrance to Rijksmuseum without waiting in line

The reservation must be cancelled or modified at least 72 hours before the departure time of the tour.

01.

The jewel in the crown

The works of this museum are not only hung on the walls, but the building itself is already jaw-dropping. One of the best examples of 19th century architecture by the master Pierre Cuypers who mixed Catholic design with the Calvinist era of Amsterdam and unleashed chaos by inaugurating this monument that crowns the Museum Square.

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400 years of art

In the 15th century, while the Renaissance was born in Italy, the Flemish primitives arrived in the Netherlands… The union of these two eras gave rise to modern painting. Although many works remain “anonymous’’ to this day, as we continuous advancing in time many names will sure ring a bell. Jan van Scorel was named by the only Dutch-born pope as the official painter of the Holy See, and some of his works can be admired in this museum; others unfortunately were destroyed in the Flanders War.

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If that wasn’t enough

If none of that was impressive enough, let us tell add Rembrandt, Vermeer, Goya and Van Gogh in the mix. Our guide will take you to a journey across the Dutch Golden Age with its best-known teachers and works, such as The Night watch or The Milkmade… to continue towards the 19th century with Van Gogh’s self-portraits or Goya’s portrait “Don Ramón Satué”. If at the end of the visit you have some extra time to spare, you should definitely visit the Gothic galleries of the museum on your own, or visit the gift shop to buy a postcard of your favorite painting.

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