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Van Gogh Museum Tour for Kids

A discovery of Van Gogh's greatest works for all ages
From US$362 privately
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2 hours
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Van Gogh Museum
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  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum with the whole family
  • Led by an art expert guide who will bring the museum alive for your children
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Tour Description
The Van Gogh Museum is a treasure trove of the famous artist's creations. On this two-hour tour, we will journey through Van Gogh's portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes, uncovering the many facets of the man as we go. Accompanied by an art historian or museum educator trained to engage with families, we'll learn about the dramatic twists and turns of Van Gogh's life and discover how they shaped his paintings.
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Van Gogh Museum
  • 2 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
  • Viewing of Van Gogh's Sunflowers
With a focus on interaction and adventure, our expert guide will draw families into Van Gogh's world. Exploring his varying use of color, technique, and subject matter, we will ask inquisitive questions and share stories to spark curiosity and learning for the entire family. From his almost countless self-portraits to his iconic sunflowers, we will pause to take a deeper look at a number of Van Gogh's works to seek out clues about what the man himself was like—his hopes and dreams and despairs. 

As our time together draws to a close, we will reflect on what we have seen and learned. We will be intimately familiar with some of Van Gogh's most famous paintings, and some of his lesser-known treasures. Not only that, we will have gained a greater understanding of who Van Gogh was as a person—how his tumultuous life seeped into his work and how his myth was born.

After your family walk at the Van Gogh, cross the Museumplein square and try a Rijksmuseum Tour for Kids. Not traveling with kids ages 12 and under? Check out our standard Van Gogh Museum Tour.
What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits during your trip), the ability to tailor your itinerary (we'll work to match the itinerary to the interests and dynamics of your group), and more personalized time with your guide.

Can we book this walk for later in the day? 
The Van Gogh Museum becomes very crowded throughout the day. It can be especially difficult to do the family-focused approach on this walk as the museum gets more crowded. We strongly recommend an early start time.

Can we use the tickets to re-enter the museum after the tour is finished? 
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.

There are 7 in my group but your website won't allow me to include more than 6 participants. Can't you make an exception?
No, unfortunately, due to venue reservation restrictions, we cannot accommodate groups larger than 6 people. If your group is larger, we recommend you split into multiple groups.

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We really appreciated Josje's passion about art, but she did not seem particularly comfortable or excited about working with our young kids (5 and 7). The kids were a bit wound up in the beginning and I felt like she was impatient with them, even though they were just being energetic 5 and 7 year olds. I just think she would be better with older children.
Maja was an exceptional tour guide! She crafted a perfect story of van Gogh’s life for us as she expertly weaved us around the crowds in the museum to highlight the works she chose. She covered art history and art analysis, being clearly expert in both. My boys are 11 and 13 years old. They knew almost nothing about van Gogh and art analysis going into the day, but have received a rich lesson, thanks to Maja. My family gives Maja our highest recommendation, and we suggest this delightful and informative tour for adults and kids alike!
Anita was lovely and very engaging. She enjoyed talking with our son about Van Gogh, his life, and painting techniques. She asked questions that had our son thinking deeply about the paintings and their stories. She even brought a small sketch board and pencils to let him sketch in the galleries.