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Rijksmuseum Tour

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Private Tour


The Rijksmuseum can be quite overwhelming as it is big, full, and surprisingly confusing to navigate. We offer a guided walk through the museum of the Dutch Golden Age period. What that means is pretty much the 1600s when the money was flooding in and the wealthy certainly splashed it around on grand art, spectacular furniture, comfortable living and follies.

  • See the story of the rise of the Dutch republic and its mighty sea power using allegorical paintings that illustrate important moments of its history.
  • The Rijksmuseum encapsulates the Golden age with its treasure trove of objects, furniture, models, guns, canon, china, Delftware, dolls houses and drinking games that and you will see during the tour.
  • The entrance hall to the Gallery of Honour reminds visitors of the duties expected of responsible citizens of the period and shows a thorough history of Dutch culture in the arts and sciences.
  • The Gallery of Honour is where Rembrandt’s Night Watch is hanging, which is looking better by the day as it is undergoing a slow and public restoration. Other artists on show include Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ferdinand Bol, Flinck, Saenredam to name but a few.

A few reviews:

Outstanding Tour Guide. Highlight of our trip to Amsterdam (from Tripadvisor – March 2024 by Cathy W)

Mark was an amazing tour guide. He is so passionate about art. Having him guide us through the museums gave us a different experience than had we gone on our own. He was so knowledgeable not only about the art but the history of Amsterdam. He also gave us great recommendations for restaurants and other things to do during our visit. We can’t wait to go back and do the tulip tour!!

Great Tour (from Tripadvisor – August 2022 by Graham L )

As a repeat customer, I can confirm that Mark is great. He gives you a mix of history of the city, local unknown spots, and current events and culture. He keeps it entertaining but informative. He also gave us a ton of great recommendations for restaurants and spots to visit. My girlfriend and I (both age 26) appreciated his great camera skills and knowledge of good photo spots. We did both the city walking tour and the Rijksmuseum tour.