Royal Rijksmuseum Tour with Skip the Line Access

In a Small Group, Explore the Dutch Masters from Rembrandt to Vermeer and More

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 1 Reviews · 2.00h 15 max · Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Known for its impressive collection of over 8,000 works by the greatest Dutch artists, the Rijksmuseum is the National Museum of the Netherlands. With your expert art historian guide, see the best of the museum including Rembrandt's famous The Night Watch. Learn the stories and discover the hidden gems of these artists and their works on this fun and informative Rijksmuseum tour in Amsterdam.

  • Skip the Line Rijksmuseum Tour
  • Rembrandt's The Night Watch
  • Vermeer's Milkmaid
  • Van Gogh's Self Portrait
  • Galleries of Dutch Masters
  • Morning Ride Along the Beach
  • The Threatened Swan
  • Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters
  • Cuypers Library

Is it true that no one knew about Vermeer until the 20th century? Did Microsoft really try to create an algorithm to paint like Rembrandt? Would people enjoy the most eye-popping work in the museum if it went by its original title The Militia Copany of Captain Frans Banning Cocq? Join us on an amazing storytelling tour of the Rijksmuseum for an awesome Amsterdam experience.

Royal Rijksmuseum Tour Description

This 2-hour tour includes:

  • Skip the Line Rijksmuseum tickets

  • Local Art Historian Guide

  • Maximum Group Size of 15

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

The master Dutch artist who painted the The Night Watch and Marten and Oopjen amongst many more amazingly never left the Netherlands. Though his Baroque masterpieces seem to take influence from Caravaggio in the use of the "chiaroscuro", he was mainly influenced by the Dutch disciples of Caravaggio who practiced Utrecht Caravaggism. You will see many of Rembrandt's greatest works including our first stop The Night Watch.


Like many great artists throughout history, Vermeer was not famous during his life. A man who died in debt leaving behind 10 children, he did not live a life of luxury. For over 200 years, the art of Vermeer was either undiscovered or attributed to other artists. It is unsure how many paintings Vermeer created, the confirmed number is 34. To put this into perspective, Van Gogh painted at least 43 self portraits in only 4 years. So much mystery surrounds the incredible Vermeer, who would have never known that one of his paintings would even inspire a major motion picture. On tour you will see The Milkmaid, considered a Baroque masterpiece it is a wonderful example of how Vermeer created such elegance and depth from real working people.

Cuypers Library

Passed by most tourists without batting an eye, the Rijksmuseum library is the largest in the Netherlands. With a stunning spiral staircase between levels, it is a library meant for a movie. You will visit the grand collection of books and materials art students in the Netherlands have been studying since 1885.

Other Works

In addition to the paintings by the two Dutch masters, you will see works by other great artists who called the Netherlands home. These great painters include Vincent Van Gogh, Jan Steen, Lucas van Leyden and Hendrick Avercamp.

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Beautiful Museum! Guide was great!
11 November 2021
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An amazing museum in the heart of Amsterdam. Our guide told us intriguing stories about the paintings and the artists which truly elevated the experience. The museum on your own would probably be overwhelming, I definitely recommend this tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

In front of Cobra Cafe, located in between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum on Hobbemastraat

What to bring?

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes as this is a walking tour.

What to bring?

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes as this is a walking tour.

Where to meet?

In front of Cobra Cafe, located in between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum on Hobbemastraat

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