Begin at the Rijksmuseum
Continue at the Van Gogh Museum
Or, Visit Them Individually
The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum become very crowded throughout the day. We strongly recommend a 9:00 am start time, but we can certainly accommodate requests for other times. The Van Gogh Museum is open late on Fridays; this is the best day for a later start of this combination walk.
No. Unless you remove the museum tickets from your cart, we will purchase tickets on your behalf and your guide 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.
Tickets at the Van Gogh Museum are timed and re-entry is not permitted, but you can stay inside the museum as long as you like. 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 visits the permanent collections of each museum. 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.
The Van Gogh Museum is a small building and is the most visited museum in the Netherlands. We keep our private tours capped absolutely at eight people per expert guide in this venue so that we can provide the highest quality experience.
We're happy to discuss your group's needs and how we can accommodate you. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in Istanbul, Lora Sariaslan went to Knox College in Illinois, where she received her B.A. in Art History and Integrated International Studies, and received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. Lora is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Amsterdam and working as an independent curator and art historian. She was curator at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Istanbul Modern) and prior to that was curatorial assistant at the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas, USA. She contributes to publications on modern and contemporary art as a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Turkey and as the National Correspondent for the European Museum Forum (EMF) for Turkey.
After finishing his studies in the History of Art and Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam in 2002, Sabry pursued a career in the antiquarian book trade, going on to run a fine art bookstore in Amsterdam, whilst also writing, lecturing and teaching about art. Later he dedicated more time to his work as a writer and art historian. Coming from a Jewish background, Sabry was also always interested in the Jewish history of Amsterdam and has thoroughly studied the life and work of Jewish artists living and working in the Netherlands in this century. He is currently writing a book about German Jewish emigree artists in Amsterdam in the interwar years. The work will come out in fall 2016, published by the renowned Jewish publishing house Querido. Sabry also has extensive guiding experience, specialising on the culture of the Low Countries. He expertise has a vast thematic scope that incorporates the art, architecture, literature and cuisine that helped shape the Netherlands as they are today.
Eve is an art critic and a writer. She comes from an interdisciplinary background (physics, fine art, literature, art history) and completed her PhD at Leeds (2011) on conceptual art and experimental exhibition strategies. Her work examines art’s social practices, multimodality and social semiotics. Eve has worked as a lecturer in Europe and Latin America, and has collaborated with art institutions as a curator, critic and artist in residence. She has recently returned from fieldwork in Brazil, and is working towards the publication of The Travel Diaries – Tales from Latin America. She has spent most of her life traveling and is intrigued by Amsterdam’s multinational and transcultural community, and vibrant artistic scene. She believes that artistic expression is a particular means for imagining and coming together; a window to the world meant to look outward but also, as Baxandall said, at how we are looking at the world.
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