- Rijksmuseum (interior and exterior)
- Skip-the-line tickets to the Rijksmuseum
- Viewing of Rembrandt's The Night Watch
- 2.5 hours with an art historian
Depending on our guide and interests, we may choose to explore in any number of directions. We will view and discuss more works by Rembrandt, as well as other Dutch masters of the 17th century, such as Vermeer, Steen, and Ruisdael. But, we'll also take time to step away from the crowds in these popular galleries to look at the works of more obscure artists. These less-trafficked rooms are carefully curated to show off the scope of Dutch art over past centuries, illuminating how artworks were collected and valued, and how everyday life was portrayed in painting. The Rijksmuseum also boasts a fantastic collection of furniture and other objects that provide many clues to Dutch traditions and European society of the time. Regardless of our route, we’ll emerge from our time together with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Dutch history and art.
Families traveling to Amsterdam may want to consider our Rijksmuseum Tour for Kids. Or, for more artistic explorations in Amsterdam, we recommend our Rembrandt in Amsterdam Tour and our Dutch Golden Age Tour.
What is a small group tour?
Does this tour "skip-the-line?"
Yes. We will purchase tickets in advance so we may enter the museum as quickly as possible. Tickets for the Rijksmuseum are not timed and are valid for the whole day, so you may exit and enter as many times as you like.
Does this tour include any current temporary exhibitions?
The tour visits the Rijksmuseum's permanent collection. Your entry tickets are valid for temporary exhibitions as well, but often, it is necessary to separately book time slots for visiting the exhibition(s). If you would like to include a particular temporary exhibition, we can usually do so on a private, custom basis. Please get in touch with us for more information and updated pricing.
Alette has an MA in Art History (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) and holds a Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology (University of Twente, Enschede). For both her thesis and her dissertation, she researched the intricate relationship between nature, art and science in the 20th century (thesis) and the 17th century (dissertation). Sculpture parks, ornamental gardens, and botanical gardens form the sites of study. As an independent scholar, she presents papers and writes articles on this subject. Alette also teaches art history and lectures on topics such as 17th-century Dutch art and architecture, 18th century Empire design, garden architecture, and landscape engineering. She has curated several exhibitions and stood at the basis of the exhibition Black is Beautiful on the image of black people in Dutch art history. She lives in the city where she was born: Amsterdam.
In 2012 Vanessa moved to Amsterdam and graduated with her MA in Design Cultures. Before this, she was in Caracas, Venezuela, working as an architect. Trying to find parallel lines between such different contexts, she uses her diverse background to deal with questions of how arts, architecture, language and design influence society - and vice versa. She also has a special interest in hands-on experiences and a playful approach to learning. Since she moved to Amsterdam she has gained extensive guiding experience focusing on the culture of the Netherlands, from the man-made drying of the land to the civilization around it and how this society is expressed within the arts. Her interests in urban developments also lead her to be continually active as a symposium lecturer and author.
Federica is an Italian architect/interior designer based in Amsterdam. After graduating in Architecture at the University of Florence, in 2012 she attended a Master Course in Interior Design at Scuola Politecnica del Design in Milan. She moved to Amsterdam in 2015 where she lives and works as a freelance designer, collaborating with multiple local firms & developing her independent design research. Her walks are marked by a 'contemporary renaissance' approach: she loves to transcend cultural boundaries between disciplines, sharing new perspectives between art, design & architecture.
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