Rijksmuseum Tour for Kids

A family-friendly journey through the fascinating treasures of the Rijksmuseum
From US$437 privately
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Tour Details
2.5 hours
Product Type
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Rembrandt's The Nightwatch
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  • Explore the Rijksmuseum as the art comes alive for your family
  • Led by an expert guide with experience leading children in learning
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Tour Description
The Rijksmuseum has emerged from a decade-long renovation as one of the world’s great museums, home to masterworks from all eras of history. During this 2.5-hour Rijksmuseum Tour for Kids we’ll discover the (sometimes hidden) treasures of the museum’s rich collection and building. With an art historian on-hand—trained in working with families—to guide us through the galleries, we'll discover the cabinet of curiosities that is the Rijksmuseum, delighting children and adults alike.
  • Rijksmuseum (interior and exterior) 
  • Skip the line tickets to the Rijksmuseum
  • Viewing of Rembrandt's The Night Watch
Our expert will give families the opportunity to interact with some of the Rijksmuseum’s most inspiring objects and artworks, from ancient elk antlers to magic lantern slideshows, giant model ships and planes to beautifully detailed doll houses. At each stop, inquisitive questions and stories will engage young adventurers, helping them to see the items in their art historical context—not just as lifeless objects in a museum, but as treasures of the past.

At the end of our time together, we’ll be familiar with some of the amazing objects and artworks housed in the grand cabinet of curiosities that is the Rijksmuseum. After exploring a wide variety of these pieces carefully, we’ll understand more about the Netherlands, its history and culture, and its most famous artists. This will, in turn, help us reflect on why objects are kept in museums and what they can tell us about the past—and the present.

After your family walk at the Rijksmuseum, cross the Museumplein square and try a Van Gogh Museum Tour. Not traveling with kids ages 12 and under? Check out our standard Rijksmuseum Tour.
Where do we meet? Where does it end?
We usually meet and end near the Rijksmuseum. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map.

Can we book this walk for later in the day?
The Rijksmuseum becomes very crowded throughout the day. It can be especially difficult to do the family-focused exploration on this walk as the museum gets more crowded. We strongly recommend a 9:00 am start time, but we can certainly accommodate requests for other times.

Do we need to purchase our own museum tickets? 
No. Unless you remove the museum tickets from your cart, we will purchase tickets on your behalf and your expert will have the advance tickets ready for you. If you remove the tickets from your cart, we will assume you will be purchasing a museum pass or tickets on your own.

Can we use the tickets to re-enter the museum after the walk is finished?
Tickets for the Rijksmuseum are not timed and are valid for the whole day, so you can go in and out as much as you like.

Does this tour include any current temporary exhibitions?
The tour only visits the Rijksmuseum's permanent collection. 
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We had a fantastic experience touring the Rijksmuseum with Maya, who made the visit engaging and enjoyable for our whole family. Her ability to tailor the tour for both of our children, despite their gap in ages (7yrs and 19mos) was impressive. Maya was warm, incredibly well-researched and prepared, and brought the museum's art and history to life in a way that captivated our kids (and my husband and I!). A highlight were the incredibly thoughtful gifts she gave our children at the end of the tour, which were based on their interests that we shared with her: coloring pencils and a little bunny inspired by Vermeer's "The Milkmaid." This special touch made the tour even more memorable and helped our kids connect with the art. Maya's passion for art and her engaging storytelling kept everyone interested and made complex concepts easy to understand. Her enthusiasm, patience, and expertise made our visit both fun and educational. We highly, highly recommend Maya for anyone visiting the Rijksmuseum, especially families with children. Thank you, Maya, for an unforgettable adventure!
Timm was kind, patient, engaging and fun! Her passion for the art was very evident.
Vanessa was outstanding - related to both kids and parents, knew her stuff, was very fun and engaging.

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