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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Rembrandt House & City Guided Tour - Private Tour

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    Stop At: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Holland’s version of the Louvre is a must, and this tour will introduce first-time visitors to the impressive and expansive collection that curates Dutch history over the centuries. For those who aren’t familiar with Dutch culture, we will explore its rich and vibrant past through a selection of paintings and artifacts from the 8000 objects on display. We’ll explore familiar names like Rembrandt while discussing lesser known items like 17th century dollhouses and Vermeer’s portrait of domesticity, “The Milkmaid.” There’s even a fascinating 19th century library containing more stories than we could ever tell. By the end, you’ll have a good overview of the museum’s collection and you may even know how to pronounce its name correctly.

    Highlights Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) 

    Rembrandt masterworks

    The Night watch 

    The Jewish Bride 

    The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild 

    Vermeer's The Milkmaid 

    19th century library 

    17th century dollhouses, globes, ship replica, and Delft ceramics

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Spiegelkwartier, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    After gathering at the meeting point, Cobra Café, we will head towards the Singelgracht canal, the waterway that borders the entire centre of Amsterdam. This canal formely formed the outer defences of the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Amsterdam The Netherlands

    You will also see the Emperor’s Canal, the middle of the three main canals in Amsterdam. Names after the Emperor Maximillian of Austria it is the widest canal in the inner city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Next you will be taken to the Museum Van Loon, a museum in a canalside house alongside the Keizersgracht. It is known to be the house of Ferdinad Bol, Rembrandt’s favorite pupil.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bloemenmarkt, Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam The Netherlands

    After this, we will then walk through the flower market where you will see the Munttoren (“Mind Tower”). The tower was originally part of one of the main gates in Amsterdam’s medieval city wall.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Munt Tower (Munttoren), Muntplein, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    After this, we will then walk through the flower market where you will see the Munttoren (“Mind Tower”). The tower was originally part of one of the main gates in Amsterdam’s medieval city wall.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rembrandtplein, 1017 CT Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Following, we will walk through one of the busiest squares in the city, Rembrandt Square. As you can tell by its name, Rembrandtplein is named after the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt. Here you will see a bronze-cast representation of his most famous painting, The Night Watch, which was displayed as part of the celebration of the artist’s 400th birthday in 2006.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Night Watch, Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Following, we will walk through one of the busiest squares in the city, Rembrandt Square. As you can tell by its name, Rembrandtplein is named after the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt. Here you will see a bronze-cast representation of his most famous painting, The Night Watch, which was displayed as part of the celebration of the artist’s 400th birthday in 2006.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Amstel, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Next we will walk by the Amstel River where we will see two bridges, known as the Skinny Bridge and the Blue Bridge. While the Skinny Bridge is probably Amsterdam’s most famous bridge, spanning across the River Amstel from 1934, the Blue Bridge, which is not blue at all, is named after the wooden blue bridge that spun across the Amstel in the 17th century.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Following, we will go to what is known as the Stopera, a building complex housing both the city hall and the Dutch National Opera and Ballet. The construction of this building was at least 60 years in the making.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jodenbuurt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    We will then walk towards the Former Jewish Neighborhood, or Jodenbuurt, an area which contains many historically important buildings that are currently preserved and managed by the Jewish Cultural Quarter.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Finally, we will start out tour of Rembrandt’s house, a historical building and art museum in which the Painter Rembrandt lived and worked between 1639 and 1656. The collection of the museum contains Rembrandt’s etchings and paintings of his contemporaries.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Amsterdam, Dam 1, 1012 JL Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Amsterdam conjures up images of a less-than-puritan style of life, but we’re here to show you that this city offers way more than just the Red Light District – even though it’s a part of it! Our English speaking guides will help you cut the lines and explore the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, two of the city’s biggest attractions, on private or small group tours. With Babylon Tours, we’ll help you experience the historic side of Amsterdam, but we know how to let down our hair, too. Join us as well to explore the, let’s call them, alternative venues of the Red Light District with one of our energetic young guides.

    Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cobra Cafe, Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Rembrandt House Museum, Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Inclusions
    • Skip-The-Line Guided Museum Tour & Walking Tour
    • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
    • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
    • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
    • All Entrance Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
    Exclusions
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
    • Temporary exhibitions NOT included
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Van Loon
    • Entry/Admission - Munt Tower (Munttoren)
    • Entry/Admission - Dutch National Opera & Ballet
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • Notes: Rijksmuseum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour was the highlight of our visit to Amsterdam. Anita, an art historian, expertly guided us through Rembrandt's paintings at the beautiful Rijksmusem and his home where he worked and lived. It was through her passion and lens that we learned so much about his life and
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    We had a great tour with Angelo. I cannot believe wee able to see everything that we did. He made it all come alive.
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    There were 8 of us on a private guided tour of the VanGough and Rijksmuseums in Amsterdam. Angelo, our tour guide, was outstanding. He is a delightful person, is very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about art history in the Netherlands. We recommend him and Babylon
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    Great tour of both the Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt' neighborhood and house. Angelo our guide was incredible. He was So informative on the art, architecture, history, customs, the city and everything Rembrandt! Truly one of the best tours we have ever been on! Bravo Angelo!
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    Our tour guide Angelo was informative, high energy and brought the museum stories to life! He shared interesting details you would not get without the tour. Highly recommend!!
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