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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Guided Tour - Private Tour provided by Babylon Tours Amsterdam

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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Guided Tour - Private Tour
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Enjoy a 5 to 5.5 hour private guided combo museum & walking tour that will take you first to one of the most famous Amsterdam museums: the Rijksmuseum and then go for a historical walking tour in Rembrandt’s Nightwatch headquarters and other places to compare the past with the present. Your historian guide will tell you all you need to know about the 18th and 19th century, the most famous pieces and some handpicked gems.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 300-330 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
  • You and your private party will meet your dedicated guide at the Rijksmuseum, one of Amsterdam's most popular destinations. Bypass the crowds and long ticket lines with your skip-the-line access passes and waste no time in getting started. Explore the museum's highlights with your guide, including works by Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. During your tour, learn about Dutch history by viewing the more than 8,000 objects on display. See some of Rembrandt's masterpieces, 17th-century dollhouses, and The Milkmaid by Vermeer.  Take a break for lunch (own expense), then embark on a walking tour of the Dutch capital. See the Amstel River, the leaning houses that line its canals, and the many bridges. Your guide will bring the history you learned at the museum to life as you walk the cobblestone streets.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 300-330 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You and your private party will meet your dedicated guide at the Rijksmuseum, one of Amsterdam's most popular destinations. Bypass the crowds and long ticket lines with your skip-the-line access passes and waste no time in getting started. Explore the museum's highlights with your guide, including works by Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. During your tour, learn about Dutch history by viewing the more than 8,000 objects on display. See some of Rembrandt's masterpieces, 17th-century dollhouses, and The Milkmaid by Vermeer.  Take a break for lunch (own expense), then embark on a walking tour of the Dutch capital. See the Amstel River, the leaning houses that line its canals, and the many bridges. Your guide will bring the history you learned at the museum to life as you walk the cobblestone streets.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8681P15
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Skip-The-Line Guided Museum Tour & Walking Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
  • Private Transportation Included Between Tour Locations If Necessary
  • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Weeping Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
  • Entry/Admission - In de Waag
  • Entry/Admission - Trippenhuis
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
  • Entry/Admission - Dutch National Opera & Ballet
  • Entry/Admission - Munt Tower (Munttoren)
  • Entry/Admission - Begijnhof
Duration
300–330 minutes
Departure details
  • 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) 
  • Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Skip-The-Line Guided Museum Tour & Walking Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
  • Private Transportation Included Between Tour Locations If Necessary
  • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Weeping Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
  • Entry/Admission - In de Waag
  • Entry/Admission - Trippenhuis
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
  • Entry/Admission - Dutch National Opera & Ballet
  • Entry/Admission - Munt Tower (Munttoren)
  • Entry/Admission - Begijnhof
Departure details
  • 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) 
  • Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration
300–330 minutes
Return details
  • Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 5, 2020
A note from Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Guided Tour - Private Tour
Because face masks are optional in Amsterdam and are still not obligatory under in the Dutch law. For private tours we have left this option up to the guests and guides at their own discretion. All guides will have face masks for themselves and guests available and we encourage them to be used.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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) 
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rijksmuseum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    St. Nicholas Basilica
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Weeping Tower
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Zeedijk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Oude Kerk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Nieuwmarkt
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    In de Waag
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 9
    Trippenhuis
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 10
    Jodenbuurt
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
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Jack K
Houston, TX3 contributions
Great Experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
Our guide was entertaining and thoroughly knowledgeable!! Great history of Amsterdam and the Dutch Masters
Written November 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Departure246458
2 contributions
Fantastic Rijksmuseum Fantastic Victoria
Feb 2020
Our tour was wonderful and our guide was fantastic. Victoria braved the inclement weather and a bicycle chain malfunction to provide a professional tour of the Rijksmuseum that was beyond expectations.
Written February 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stewbro
Chicago, IL12 contributions
Great Job Josje !
Jan 2020
Our guide Josje did a fabulous job in helping us to understand the treasures shown in the Rijksmuseum. We would recommend her and the museum to anyone !
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FXT
5 contributions
Great focused tour
Giuseppina was fun and offered a lot of insights, focusing on the master pieces in the museum and telling us many details and background stories we would have missed out on otherwise. Enjoyed our day with her very much!
Written June 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jean-Guy B
2 contributions
No when you're wrong... and correct the situation!
Mar 2018 • Solo
My son and I had booked a Skip-the-Line: Private Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Walking Tour. The Tour was suddenly interrupted after fifteen minutes because of a general power outage. Frustration got the better of me and I rated the experience as “poor”. Very unfair for our Tour guide according to my son… and he is right! The power failure had nothing to do with the quality of service, I recognize. Our guide, Victoria, was a true professional with an absolute mastering of her subject. The person in charge, Dario, went out of his way to correct the situation and make sure we would appreciate all that was in his power to make our experience better. Here’s an organization that cares! I highly recommend this Service Provider.
Written March 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.
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