Van Gogh Museum - Exclusive Guided Museum Tour (Reserved Entry Included!)

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From USD 125.86

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


Bypass the lines at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and admire van Gogh’s works with your very own private guide. Gain priority access and explore the highlights of the museum, home to the world’s biggest Vincent van Gogh art collection. Let your guide introduce you to sublime masterpieces such as ‘Sunflowers,’ learn the significance of some lesser-known paintings, and see pieces by artists who influenced his style, such as Gauguin and Monet. A perfect introduction to the museum and the great artist’s life and work.
  • Private skip-the-line tour of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum
  • Sail past the main entrance lines with a priority-access ticket
  • Admire key pieces of the museum, home to the world’s largest Vincent van Gogh collection
  • Study iconic van Gogh works such as 'Sunflowers,' and lesser-known paintings and drawings
  • Hear about van Gogh’s troubled life and artistic styles, from his Dutch period to luminous French creations
  • See paintings by artists who influenced van Gogh, such as Seurat and Gauguin
  • Enjoy personalized commentary and the full attention of a private guide

What's Included

  • Exclusive Guided Museum Tour (Reserved Entry Included!)
  • 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 Entry 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

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

  • Van Gogh Museum
    Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

What To Expect

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)
  • Notes: 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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

I recommend the guided tour, it will make a good memory.
The Museum shop too has merchandise that is worth purchasing, catering to all age groups and budgets.
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much more detailed information and away from the crowds
Andrea_B, Mar 2023
With a very small group, we were able to experience a wonderful, very personal tour by our guide Diana, away from the crowds. As a result, I learned many details about Van Gogh's life and his paintings and understood many connections much better.
Snuck in a visit to the museum
Michael_M, Mar 2023
Diana was great! Outside of the fact that the first floor self portraits was closed it was spectacular. She guided us and gave great information. In addition she politely bullied her way to the front when it was our turn.
Beautiful museum
Olga_R, Mar 2023
Great visit to the VanGogh museum. The guide was excellent and was very detailed in explaining us all the paintings of the artist and his live. I recommend this tour,
Great Tour of the Van Gogh Museum
Barbara_J, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and funny and her English was perfect. She made the paintings come alive.
Van Gogh Museum from an academic perspective.
Suzanne_C, Mar 2023
For someone with limited knowledge of art history, this museum could definitely be overwhelming. Jacopo was able to talk about what we were seeing from an academic perspective in a way that a person with no experience with art history could understand. I very much enjoyed this tour.
You will love it!!?
AshleyJoy_L, Mar 2023
Anna was a fantastic tour guide!! She was so patient with us. We learned so much, and it was a genuinely unforgettable experience. She knows her stuff, and it is worth it 100% I totally recommend it.
Wonderful tour into the life of Van Goh
Hansel_Y, Mar 2023
Fantastic tour by Monique. She is enthusiastc and passionate in what she does. She brought us into the life of Van Goh. Set the timeline from beginning to end. It's an amazing tour, even if you are not an artsy museum person. I found the tour engaging and time flew bye. She takes good care of the group making sure no one is left behind and all questions are answered. Awesome tour!
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anne_j, Feb 2023
We had a wonderful time with our guide Anna Nikolaeva. Her knowledge and passion for Van Gogh made it truly the highlight of our trip ! So happy we did this ! Anne Jenkins
Amazing Guide
Excellent tour guide with lots of knowledge. Mrs Annita was the best option, I highly recommend her!!
Irina was a bargain!
Rex_D, Feb 2023
Irina was extraordinary, entertaining & very knowledgeable. She was organized and fun! We learned so much and enjoyed every second. Well worth the price of admission! I will NEVER do an unguided museum tour again. She covered the highlights like I could never do on my own!
Best way to see Van Gogh Museum
Carla_Y, Feb 2023
Ewald was an excellent and friendly guide. Recommend him highly. Timely fun and knowledgeable. Viator survey shouldn’t require minimum number of words.
Excellent private tour with Ewald!
James_B, Feb 2023
This private tour was awesome! Pay the extra amount for a private tour, you will not be disappointed ! Our guide Ewald was very informative and gave us so much background and history of the paintings. He was very well knowledgeable in Van Gogh’s life and shared that with me and my son. He shared pics in his phone that enhanced the tour! Highly recommend Ewald.
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Daniel_N, Feb 2023
Frank was very friendly and knowledgeable! Loved everything he had to offer.. the way he described the paintings and the life of Van Gogh was pretty interesting.
Really enjoyed the tour....
Justin_M, Feb 2023
Really enjoyed the tour. Would highly recommend Anna . She was very knowledgeable and made it a wonderful experience
Great Van Gough Experience
Gregh_H, Jan 2023
We had an incredible tour with Anita. The Van Gough was sold out of tickets when we were in Amsterdam and we found this tour as an option to get in. I’m SO GLAD we did, as it turned a good experience into a memorable one. The Van Gough is unique in that it tells the story of only one man’s art. What this tour did was allowed us to learn his story, along with learning about his art. The combination of both had my wife and I walking away learning so much more than if we went by ourselves and brought a new appreciation to the art. Anita was incredibly engaging and informative - it’s a must recommend from us!
I thought he was related to Van Gogh 😂
Jenina_J, Jan 2023
Great Experience highly recommend when traveling to Amsterdam. Gave our group great information and history about the paintings through out Van Gogh life
Amazing walk through Van High’s Art and Life
Zachary_E, Jan 2023
Irena was an amazing guide. Incredibly knowledgeable on the subject and a very interesting tour. Se takes you through Van High’s life through his art, how it developed, how he was influenced. You also get a history lesson on the art scene at that time and how technology influenced its development, particularly for the impressionists. Highly recommend.
Fun & Memorable Experience
Bellatericx_A, Jan 2023
Our guide was Massimo, He was on time, kind, and very knowledgeable, or passionate I could say, with the tour and esp. about Van Gogh. He explained everything very clear and made the whole experience very fun. I would recommend this tour, if you want an in depth understanding of Van Gogh life.
One fine day at the in Van Gogh museum
Triya_H, Jan 2023
Frank is a knowledgeable guide and informed us interesting stories about Van Gogh. I’d recommend this tour as it helped us to focus on admiring the art pieces while at same time listening to the stories behind.
Knowledgeable and engaging. Above and beyond.
Yone_D, Dec 2022
Anna was very knowledge and engaging. She brought other visual aids (photos, ipad, ect) to bring in other aspects of Van Gogh's life. Her style was to ask questions about him and his life to make us think about his art. She was more like a teacher than a guide...and our family really enjoyed it. She was full of energy until of the end.