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  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

    1. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

    Combine a trip to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum with a spectacular 1-hour cruise through the historic canal district. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands and has been visited by millions of people. There is no better way to complete a fun day trip to the Van Gogh Museum than with an exciting boat cruise. One half of the package includes a visit the Van Gogh Museum which has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and letters by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most-visited museum in the Netherlands and definitely a must see. The Van Gogh Museum has over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist. Some of the most famous pieces in the collection include The Potato Ea...

    I have enjoyed Van Gogh museum, it was easily visited not too much people in the queue and well indicated paintings tour. Beautiful boat tour in Amsterdam canals.

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

    2. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

    This unique combo ticket saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam's scenery by canal and enter the world-famous Van Gogh Museum. Purchase a combined ticket to the Van Gogh Museum and a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, and enjoy 2 of the city’s must-see attractions with 1 ticket. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first. Relax and admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges, and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise.   Then, explore the legendary Van Gogh Museum’s exhibits at your own pace. The ticket will save you time and money on individual purchases. Note that the queues at the Van Gogh museum could still be long due to the start of the season. This 2 in 1 ticket gives you access to both the Van Gogh Museum and to a wonderful city canal cruise. Please m...

    The museum tour was very nice. The boat ride - which was good - had a audio track where you plugged into the side. It took a few headsets to work and to make it work, we had to hold the headphones at the right angle. Wished it could have been booked with one of the companies that you had drinks on board :)

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket

    3. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket

    On a 2-hour tour of the Van Gogh Museum, your guide will help you understand the evolution of the artist’s work through his troubled personal life and experiences. From the best-known pieces in the collection to lesser-known gems, you’ll be taken on a journey that’s a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. When you arrive at the Museum, you'll meet your guide and make your way through the entrance. You’ll soon be inside, exploring the museum’s magnificent collection that includes works of art by Gauguin, Monet and other artists who inspired this mad genius. Your guide will lead you from Van Gogh’s earliest and darkest Dutch paintings to those of his more vibrant French period, including the iconic Sunflowers and the last work painted before his death.

    excellent guide. knowledgeable, interesting, friendly, and all the other things you could want in a travel guide.

  • Van Gogh Museum: Tour

    4. Van Gogh Museum: Tour

    Discover the Van Gogh Museum, one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions and a perfect destination for art lovers. Enjoy a guided tour which will give you the chance to learn about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, whilst viewing a stunning collection of his most famous works. See the personal and artistic evolution of the artist, from his beginnings to his final work. Discover how Van Gogh's legacy has since influenced generations of artists around the world.

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

    5. 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

  • Van Gogh Museum: Private Tour

    6. Van Gogh Museum: Private Tour

    On a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum, your guide will help you understand the evolution of the artist’s work through his troubled personal life and experiences. From the best-known pieces in the collection to lesser-known gems, you’ll be taken on a journey that’s a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. When you arrive at the museum, you'll meet your guide and make your way through the entrance. You’ll soon be inside, exploring the museum’s magnificent collection that includes works of art by Gauguin, Monet and other artists who inspired this artistic genius. Your guide will lead you from Van Gogh’s earliest and darkest Dutch paintings to those of his more vibrant French period, including the iconic "Sunflowers", and the last work painted before his death.

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour (Not Entry Ticket)

    7. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour (Not Entry Ticket)

    See masterpieces of art by Vincent Van Gogh on a guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and mark the 125th anniversary of the artist's death with an art history guide. Get a fascinating look into Van Gogh's life and work, and learn how, despite selling only one painting during his lifetime, he became one of the best known painters in history. Your guide will talk about the lengthy correspondence he exchanged with his younger brother Theo, providing a glimpse into the way he thought, worked and struggled. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, the museum is even of interest to those with limited knowledge of art. Hear anecdotes about Van Gogh’s life, and see easy-to-miss details in paintings such as “The Potato Eaters” and “Sunflowers.” If you want to explore major works and issues at more length during the tour, this can be arranged free of charge for ...

    Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Bart. Very knowledgable. Lots of in depth stories and anecdotes made the paintings come to life.

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum & Red Light District Tour

    8. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum & Red Light District Tour

    Vincent van Gogh wasn’t shy about indulging in a few dark pleasures and after this tour, you’ll understand why. On this 5-hour tour you will trace some of those vices in an engaging and – hopefully – dignified manner. Skip the line with your guides, who will provide tickets that are valid for the whole day.  You’ve probably heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent van Gogh. But what do you actually know about this Dutch artist? On this intimate, small group tour you'll be introduced to the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheat field with Crows” or “Yellow House”. Visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works to learn about his turbulent life, stretching from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, don’t wo...

  • Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

    9. Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

    After a 90-120 minutes drive from Amsterdam your first destination will be Nuenen. Nuenen: Van Gogh Village Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and visit a range of locations in Nuenen that inspired the artist, including the reformed church featured in his painting. This excursion will give you an insight into Vincent’s life in Nuenen, where he lived from December 1883 to November 1885. Vincent was very productive in this village, completing more than 500 paintings and drawings within a period of just two years. One of these was The Potato Eaters, now one of Vincent’s most famous works. During your time in Nuenen you'll have the change to visit the Vincentre Museum, explore some of  the 23 ‘Van Gogh locations’ by bike or on foot and soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality at the numerous shops and cafes. After exploring Vincent’s homeland, return to Amst...

    Our guide Nigel in Nuenen did a fabulous job as our guide. I enjoyed the lovely walk in the beautiful countryside while learning about the interesting life and times of VanGogh. Our driver was helpful and friendly. The VanGogh museum was a spectacular end to the day where we saw a immense amount of beautiful paintings by VanGogh and other great artists related to him. VanGogh was a genius who was too beautiful for this world! I am so happy I was privileged to have this awesome experience with my son Christian.

  • Amsterdam: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour of the City Center

    10. Amsterdam: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour of the City Center

    Feel like a local in Amsterdam and discover the city by bike. A private guide will take you to the city’s most important highlights, such as Dam Square, the Westerkerk, Anne Frank’s House, the Rijksmuseum, the van Gogh museum, and the Vondelpark. Meet your guide at the bike shop and they will equip you with a citybike comfortable for you. Then, cycle along the banks of the canals towards the Dutch Protestant Westerkerk and the legendary Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht Canal. Head into the popular Jordaan area, home to many art galleries, markets, and stylish shops. Continue towards the Museum District, a neighborhood of the Oud Zuid where, along with museums such as the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, you will get the chance to cycle in the Vondelpark. Finally, venture into some of the busier parts of the city, including the main streets of the Canal Belt and De Wallen Red Light Di...

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What people are saying about Van Gogh Museum

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 212 reviews

In relation to the Van Gogh museum, we didn't purchase a headset during our visit but you can literally read up on all the art and know the history of Van Gogh as the information was on the wall next to the picture. Museum is spread over 4 floors so if you had the headset it will direct you to the hanging picture that has number next to it but as we didn't we often travel in the wrong direction. This for me was not a problem as each picture has a different story to tell. As for the canal trip, we had in ear headphone provided for us so knew all the history. Very interesting to know the history so highly recommend. Give yourself plenty of time between the canal trip and the Van Gogh museum as they are not near each other.

If we didn't buy the museum ticket from this site we wouldn't be able to access the museum. the people in the queue outside informed him that it was Sold out and that there was no way to buy a ticket for the Sunday we went, so fortunately we bought it

Our guide was amazing.. her explanations were clear. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. I recommend her!

Really excellent experience and would highly recommend to anyone.

Expert and nice guide, Rolf taught us a lot of things.