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Private Amsterdam Tour: Through the Eyes of van Gogh provided by Amsterdam Withlocals

Private Amsterdam Tour: Through the Eyes of van Gogh

Private Amsterdam Tour: Through the Eyes of van Gogh
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P439
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private local guide • Skip the line ticket • Entry/Admission - Van Gogh Museum
Exclusions
Hotel pick up • Food & beverages
Duration
2h
Departure details
Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands In front of the Van Gogh Museums' entrance
Inclusions
Private local guide • Skip the line ticket • Entry/Admission - Van Gogh Museum
Exclusions
Hotel pick up • Food & beverages
Departure details
Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands In front of the Van Gogh Museums' entrance
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Museumplein 6
    Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    In front of the Van Gogh Museums' entrance
    See address & details
  • 1
    Van Gogh Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Van Gogh Museum
    Stop: 110 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Museumplein 6
    Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    In front of the Van Gogh Museums' entrance
    See address & details
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Kgmollman
Norfolk, VA8 contributions
Worth every penny
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great tour and was worth every penny. We’ve done a few other tours in other cities and this one was our favorite. I would do this one again and I highly recommend this tour!
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

emi_mostert
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
Merel is a star!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We absolutely loved both the Rijksmuseum and van Gogh tours Merel
knows her stuff and she made the tour really fun and interesting. We
felt transported back into history! We would sincerely recommend her!!
Written August 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeannie M
3 contributions
informative tour with Rolf
Aug 2019
What a knowledgeable guide we had! Rolf made Vincent's life come alive and knew so many details that made this tour so wonderful for us. My boys ages 14 and 12 were totally involved and enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend!!
Written August 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sau K
37 contributions
Van Gogh Museum

Rolf is amazing !! He guided us to the Van Gough museum ; we learnt so
much . He prepared well and explained to us how Gough developed his
own style and influenced by whom ... his relationship with his brother
and how his father influenced him.... truly a very good learning and
enjoyable tour . When we come back next time , we will definitely look
for Rolf again to guide us again !
Written May 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Neža V
1 contribution
Van Gogh from the Perspective of an Expert Art Historian
Mar 2019 • Couples
If Rolf were an amateur, his enthusiasm for the paintings alone might have made the tour a three- or four-star experience. It is his background as an art historian, giving him the tools to explain van Gogh's works as pieces of symbolism and as points in the history of technique, which puts him squarely in five-star territory. Where I had seen a nice painting of a blurry bible, I now see a conscious decision to depict the word of God as colors rather than text.

The museum is organized basically in chronological order, with periods in the artist's development split room by room. To break from this linear constraint, Rolf made apt and frequent use of an iPad to show me other paintings that related to the ones in front of me.

I started the tour with a preconception of van Gogh as a tortured genius working in isolation. Thanks to Rolf, I finished the tour with a picture of a man who worked hard at the mechanics of what he did, drew from many of the same inspirations as his contemporaries, and developed as an artist. When van Gogh's life did show up in the art, Rolf explained how without sensationalizing the unfortunate episodes of that life.

Rolf accurately assessed what I already knew and what I wanted to know. Even if he were to put out an audio-video tour himself, you would do better still to have him show you the museum in person.

I cannot wait to return to Amsterdam to see the Rijksmuseum with him.
Written April 2, 2019
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Shane N
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Van Gogh and Rembrandt Tour
I was looking to see as much as possible in Amsterdam in one day. Rolf
gave me a tour of the Van Gogh museum and the Rembrandt display. He is
extremely knowledgeable of the history and technique of the artists
and made my visit to the museums very enjoyable, as he filled me in on
the history. He brings his iPad to show comparative works by other
artists of the era that influenced certain styles and techniques. Rolf
was also kind enough to walk me through town and show me different
squares and places to spend the rest of my afternoon. I highly
recommend Rolf. He is a pleasure to spend the day with and learn of
Amsterdam's history and sites.
Written March 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeffery H
San Diego, CA9 contributions
Rolf's guide through Van Gogh
First of all upon meeting Rolf, I somehow felt that we would have a
informative yet informal tour. Rolf's knowledge of Van Gogh and
associated artist was very impressive. His personal nature made the
tour seem as though you were visiting with a friend. Seeing his
excitement about the subject made us even more excited and interested.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Rolf to anyone who is interested in
art (not only Van Gogh) to book him as a guide. Regards Jeff Hall
Written November 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kategchicago
Chicago, IL46 contributions
Personalized Two Museums in 3 Hours
Withlocals is a cool company concept. “Experts” in the city you’re visiting show you around their city. It more economical and PERSONAL than a big company tour. Our guide to Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh was Efi. She was great! She created a personalized tour of the Rijks and
Van Gogh for us and we knocked out the highlights of both museums in
just about 3 hours. She was so friendly and knowledgable about the art
and the history and stories behind the artists. There was so much she
told us we would never have gotten from an audio tour or from reading
the placards. In addition, Efi was a nice person. Very personable and
easy to spend time with. She was always quick to smile and laugh and
we enjoyed our time with her immensely. I would definitely hire her
again and if we had more time in Amsterdam, we would have!
Written November 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LamaFarekh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates59 contributions
Van Gogh Museum Tour
Jul 2018 • Family
We had a fantastic time with Rolf on our Museum tour. He was
infinitely patient with our two boys and took his time answering all
their questions and giving them time to look through all the
paintings. Highly recommend his tour, it was a highlight of our
holiday.
Written August 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

belleaqui
Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
Can't-miss tour!
May 2018 • Family
Taking the art tour with Rolf was one of the best decisions we made on our Amsterdam trip. My mom and I are very interested in art and have spent hours reading painting descriptions in other museums. But we learned so much more in our short time with Rolf than we would have just walking through the Rijks or Van Gogh museum. He was incredibly knowledgeable and knew far more stories than the museum plaques shared. We not only learned about the history of the artists and many of the paintings, but Rolf also took us through the techniques of the artists and the way they evolved over time. He told us about the stories behind the people in the paintings and what happened to them long after the time they were painted. Mostly, this tour was absolutely worth it because you could spend hours in the Rijksmuseum wandering aimlessly and still not see every painting because there is just too much to see. Rolf narrowed down the pieces based on our interests and we were able to learn so much. We can’t recommend Rolf and this tour enough!
Written June 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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