Have a private tour with an art historian in The Netherlands’ greatest museum. The Rijksmuseum is the best place to follow the rise, fall and legacy of the Dutch Republic. Immerse yourself into Dutch history and art with one of our dedicated art experts.
- All Ages
- 2 hours
Art, Architecture, and Culture
The city of Amsterdam can be seen as a living museum with art, architecture, and culture preserved in its many stages over its over 700 years of history. Whether you’re a history buff, art enthusiast, or simply a curious visitor, Amsterdam museum tours can give you more insight into one of the world’s most fascinating cities. In fact, the city has a special area dedicated to museums. Built for the World Exhibition in 1883, Museum Square is home to the Netherland’s most famous museums including the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum. While each host famous works of art from both modern and historical artists, the Rijksmuseum is the Netherland’s national museum and hosts the biggest collection with the largest following.
Experience the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Museum
Following the Dutch Golden Age, the Batavian Republic of the late 18th century was the start of the Rijksmuseum. Leaders at that time were inspired by the Louvre in Paris and wanted a place to house the many treasures of Dutch artists. The beautiful entryway arches once served as a gateway into the city with a road that ran straight through it. The road has now been closed off to vehicle traffic, but that doesn’t stop visitors from all over the world from experiencing its multicultural collection of over one million objects, paintings, sculptures, and more. Catch up on the rich history with an art historian guiding your Amsterdam museum tour. Learn the stories behind Johannes Vermeer’s quiet Milkmaid, Jan Steen’s messy households, Albert Cuyp’s lush landscapes, and Rembrandt’s mysterious portraits.
Gather your fellow art and history buffs and reserve your spot online for one of the best Amsterdam museum tours!