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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour provided by Babylon Tours Amsterdam

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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour

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2 adults
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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 05/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
With skip-the-line admission, this small-group tour of both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum means you won’t compete for your guide’s attention. Combine visits to two must-see Amsterdam museums in one day—without waiting in entry lines. An art historian explains exhibit highlights, saving you time researching Dutch masterpieces.
You'll start at
Cobra Café
Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, NetherlandsMeet 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) 
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    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Van Gogh Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Stop: 6 hours -
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You'll end at
Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Bypass the queues at the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum
  • Don’t miss paintings by Dutch artists like Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt
  • Fast-track entry and small-group max of eight lets you focus on the artwork
  • Get a break between museum tours and learn from an art historian
Important Information
Departure Point
Cobra Café, Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands
300–330 minutes
Return Details
Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Skip-The-Line Semi-Private Museum Tour
  • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
  • Entry/Admission - Van Gogh Museum
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • Temporary exhibitions NOT included
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Notes: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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minnowpond wrote a review Dec 2019
Havre de Grace, Maryland1 contribution
Once again, our Viator tour was simply excellent! Well organized, extremely knowledge guide - we were signed up for a tour with a maximum of eight people, but only two of us signed up, and our guide gave us an essentially private tour of the museum, making the art come to life!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Timotheo Z wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
Our guide Selina was wonderful. Very knowledgeable of both museums. Very much enjoyed. Strongly recommend!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Judy T wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
So pleased to have the Skip-the-Line access and semi-private tour of both museums. We were surprised that in November that the museums were so full - can only imagine the crowds in summer.
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Date of experience: November 2019
WindowSeatGoddess wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York75 contributions34 helpful votes
We met our guide, Henk, at a cafe behind the Rijks Museum (easily found thanks to the detailed instructions sent to me including a picture of the place) We started with the masterpieces at the Rijks with the highlight (for me anyways) being the Nightwatch. We also toured several
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Date of experience: October 2019
Lou V wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Paola kept the tour interesting while navigating both the Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum on a rainy and, hence, very crowded day. Her in depth knowledge of Rembrandt and his contemporaries and Van Gogh made our visit incredibly informative and educational. We would recommend
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Date of experience: September 2019
About the operator

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By: Babylon Tours Amsterdam
Great Tour of Van Gogh Museum
I had a last minute opportunity to go to the Van Gogh Museum and really wanted to get the full flavor of the museum
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Wow. Throughout Amsterdam & Italy this tour took the cake. It was the best tour we've ever been on. Victoria was
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Van Gogh Private Tour
Our guide did an outstanding job and showed us all of Van Gogh's works on display and knew so much about the work,
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Van Gogh Tour
This was the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. My daughter and I speak of it often with fondness. For me it was e
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Extremely Pleasurable and Enlightening
Over a period of about 6 hours we covered a massive amount of ground from the red light district to the museum dist
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Fantastic Rijksmuseum Fantastic Victoria
Our tour was wonderful and our guide was fantastic. Victoria braved the inclement weather and a bicycle chain malfu
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Van Gogh museum
Alice our tour guide was amazing! She not only had her own way of touring the museum she backed it up with historic
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Fantastic Tour!
This was absolutely a fantastic tour. My son and I were fortunate to be the only people on the tour! Our guide, Ila
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The Van Gogh You Don't Know
What a wonderful tour. Angelo our guide was very informative and provided a lot of information in the short 2 hour
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Great tour
Great job by Victoria! We had a tight schedule -Victoria did a great job with pace and schedule Well done
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wonderful visit
wonderful visit to the van gogh museum. guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. would definitely use them again
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Entry to the House can be a scam via this agency.
As a travel agent from Canada I wanted to book this tour for my clients who come to Amsterdam this month, but ticke
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Andrew R
Alice was great. Friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend. Greatly enhanced our visits. Also provided othe
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Great Job Josje !
Our guide Josje did a fabulous job in helping us to understand the treasures shown in the Rijksmuseum. We would rec
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Excellent and most worthwhile
Victoria was extremely passionate and knowledgeable on our day visit. We had a wonderful day exploring the Rijksmu
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Key Details
  • Duration: 300–330 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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