Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour

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From USD 139.05

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get acquainted with the artistic masterworks inside Amsterdam's iconic Rijksmuseum on this guided tour that includes skip-the-line access. Sail past long lines outside of the museum with your priority-access pass and begin discovering the magnificent oeuvres displayed within. Delve into the history of Holland’s artistic heritage with your expert guide and see collections by world-famous painters like Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt during your enriching tour.  
  • Guided tour of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum with a professional guide
  • Enrich your knowledge of Holland's rich artistic heritage with your expert art historian guide
  • See iconic paintings by Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer
  • Enjoy the convenience of skip-the-line entry and avoid waiting in long lines

What's Included

  • Skip-The-Line Guided Museum Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • 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 - VERMEER TEMPORARY EXHIBIT NOT INCLUDED !!!

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Cobra Café
    Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meet 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) 

End point

  • Rijksmuseum
    1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands

What To Expect


2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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 permitted per tour allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Notes: Rijksmuseum 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

The tour was well worth the price given we were able to skip the long lines and get an up close personal look at the museum pieces.
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Private Rijks tour
Marlene_D, Mar 2023
Our guide Ewald was great. Made the paintings come alive and knowledge about history was excellent. Easy to engage with.
Rijksmuseum Private Family Tour
Larry_B, Dec 2022
We learned more about Dutch art in a few hours then we ever knew. If we had went on our own, we would have just skimmed the surface, but our guide Jacopo gave us what we really needed to see and know.
Great guide
Rebecca_B, Nov 2022
Anita was a wonderful guide and really explained so many things . It all came to life! She is an educator and had great sense of humor.
Dutch Masters 101 in depth
John_W, Nov 2022
Received a private tour serendipitously as no other patrons booked. Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about art, the museum, and Amsterdam having been an expat herself. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with a much greater appreciation for the artwork and history behind the masterpieces
Wonderful experience
Linda_B, Nov 2022
Our guide Jikobe (sp?) was absolutely wonderful. He was a painter himself and told us so many anecdotal things about the works of art and yhe building itself. What a professional!
Love it!
Letty_R, Nov 2022
The tour guide was amazing She was so full of knowledge so friendly ,sweet and helpful She speaks perfect English native Italian and some Spanish that’s well I had really good day!!
Of course, the museum is...
John_B, Oct 2022
Of course, the museum is wonderful, but Cecelia’s knowledge and enthusiasm bring it all to life. She is an incredible guide👍
A morning at the Rijksmuseum
LanceCarrothers, Oct 2022
Seeing the paintings and having information provided by the guide. This added to the experience and to my understanding.
WHITNEY_G, Oct 2022
Ewald was an amazing guide. Very energetic and informed and went at my pace. He also had answers to all of my questions.
Conquering a Gigantic art museum in hours, not days
Marilyn_L, Oct 2022
We saw the highlights of the Rijksmuseum. Anna was very good about contacting us in advance, meeting us on time and getting us into the museum with only a little hiccup. She was knowledgeable about the art we viewed, the artists and how their styles differed or were similar as well as how they were judged in their time. It would take days to see everything but we got to see the best in the time we had.
Great day at the Rijk!!
Albion_H, Oct 2022
Our guide added depth and narrative to the artists intent when paintings works like the Milkmaid. The narrative provided by the guide went far beyond the info provided in the self-directed audio guide we used in a visit a few years ago.
Ten Star Tour
Sally_M, Oct 2022
Our guide was very professional. She was college certified in art history, architecture and the fine arts. She gave us a delightful tour with a very interesting perspective of the masterpieces!!
Excellent Tour
David_R, Sept 2022
The guided tour through the Rijksmusum with Cecelia with her excellent commentary and her enthusiasm.
Anna gives 100% to her role as educator/ guide!
Anne_S, Sept 2022
I read in the reviews that Anna was an excellent guide, and was very pleased she was leading our group. She puts 100% into her story telling and makes history come alive for you! We even had an evacuation that day and she managed the time very professionally. Highly recommend a tour with Anna!
Details given about how...
Marian_H, Sept 2022
Details given about how the work was created, especially about the Van Gogh self portrait, the Vermeer works, and Rembrandt 's work in contrast to contemporaries of his time.
A must see
Michele_S, Sept 2022
Docent was very knowledgeable and most interesting. His description of the process in which Rembrandt painted was fascinating.
She brought the art to life!!
John_M, Aug 2022
Our guide, Cecilia, was fantastic. Her knowledge made the appreciation of all the paintings, etc. so much better than simply 'observing' and even reading the descriptive tags alongside the paintings, etc.
Good museum experience
Vivian_M, Aug 2022
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and communicated well. She gave great context to the art we viewed. She selected key pieces to discuss.
Excellent Tour for All Ages
Susan_V, Aug 2022
With a museum of this size and its extensive collection, a small private tour is the way to go and worth the investment. Anna was an excellent guide. Her knowledge of the history of the museum, the art and artists was extraordinary. She kept us all entertained and was able to convey a lot of information in a way that was understood and appreciated by the adults and kids (ages 9 and 12). We enjoyed our tour and our time with Anna.
Felt enriched by the experience
Joana_R, Aug 2022
Irena our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about art . I learnt so much from her . I feel if I had simply visited on my own , I probably would have missed the key paintings . I felt enriched by the experience. Joana