21 Mar 16 - 30 Oct 16: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
31 Oct 16 - 22 Mar 17: Sunday
Approximately 7.5 hoursStart time
Tour departs from Keytours office at Paulus Potterstraat 8 1071 CZ Amsterdam (next to Museum Square) (The nearest transport interchange is Rijksmuseum which is served by tram and bus).
Please be at the start point 15 minutes prior to departure.
Tour ends at Paulus Potterstraat 8 1071 CZ Amsterdam.
Apart from its labyrinth of picturesque canals and bridges that run through the city, a visit to Amsterdam can never be complete with a tour around its most popular sites – the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum.
The Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Lunch Cruise brings all this into one package including a cup of coffee at the Van Gogh Museum café, lunch onboard the canal cruise and a complimentary ticket to the revered Diamond Museum. Also, this tour gives you more time to marvel Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Rembrandt’s Night Watch, as you will skip the line and enjoy fast track entry to the art museums.
Admire and learn about the art and life of one of the greatest modern artists; Van Gogh, gazing at more than 200 paintings by the Dutch master at the Van Gogh Museum. Breathe in the urban atmosphere as you sail past the city in a canal cruise. From the canal you will have the perfect view of many beautiful churches, rising proudly towards the sky on the riverbanks.
The Rijkmuseum is a haven for art aficionados with an incredible collection of one million items, with 8,000 on display in 80 galleries. Some of the notable artists whose works are on display are Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ferdinand Bol and Gabriel Metsu among others.
Discover the art of diamond polishing in Coster Diamond, one of the oldest operating diamond polishing factories in Amsterdam.
For the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Lunch Cruise, the small group will meet at Paulus Potterstraat. Skip the lines for a fast track entry to the Van Gogh Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of paintings by the great Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, including 500 drawings and more than 750 letters. The museum also consists of artworks by Van Gogh’s friends like Gauguin, Anton Mauve and Millet. The artworks are displayed chronologically, tracing Van Gogh’s artistic journey.
The multilingual tour guide, fluent in English, French, German and Spanish, will guide you through the museum, sharing information about the artworks. After the tour around the museum, enjoy a cup of coffee at the museum café.
Next, appreciate the beauty of the city and its picturesque canals and charming bridges with a 1.5 hour guided boat tour along the canals. Amsterdam’s canal ring is stunning and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. See the city pass by as you enjoy a light lunch onboard (included in the tour).
After the canal cruise, you will be allowed a fast track entry to Rijksmuseum which has a gargantuan collection of artworks dating back from the year 1200 to the present. The museum was re-opened to the public in 2013 after a decade-long renovation and one of its most prized possessions is Rembrandt’s Night Watch, which dates back to 1642. The guide will take you around, giving you information about the museum. Some of the Dutch artists whose works are on display are Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ferdinand Bol and Gabriel Metsu among others. The entire collection of the Rijksmuseum is an incredible one million items, with 8,000 on display in 80 galleries.
The tour ends with a visit to Coster Diamonds, one of the oldest operating diamond polishing factories in Amsterdam. It is known for creating historical gems like re-polishing the precious Kohinoor diamond and the Dresden Green Diamond. You will receive an entrance to the Diamond Museum, where you are free to explore the site independently.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details
You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
To skip the line is important especially in Van Gogh Museum so that we are able to see a lot more in both museums in limited time. Thanks to our knowledgeable guide Martha, we...KWONG YUK PING
Our tour leader was fantastic - really enthusiastic and brought the subjects to life. We were well looked after and lunch was delicious. Only tiny issue was we didn't sit down...c g whitaker