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Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the largest and most visited art museum in the Netherlands. Its collection, which ranks among the world’s finest, includes nearly 8,000 pieces spread over 80 galleries. Some of the Rijksmuseum’s most revered works are 15th- to 19th-century paintings by Flemish and Dutch masters, including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Frans Hals. In addition to the astounding eight centuries of Dutch art and history, the museum has extensive outdoor gardens and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Avoid waiting in a long line with fast-track access to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, then unwind after a busy day’s sightseeing on a canal cruise. Take advantage of the combined deal to save money and tick off 2 popular city attractions. Learn about Holland’s history and culture as you explore the national museum, and benefit from audio commentary for insight into landmarks as you cruise the iconic canals.
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  • 3 hours
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$35.62
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Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

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Experience a canal cruise and the treasures of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum in one day with this money-saving, combination ticket. Drink in the sights of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-protected canals on a 75-minute cruise, passing stately 17th-century townhouses, bridges, churches and tree-lined cobbled streets. Couple your cruise with skip-the-line access to the spectacular Rijksmuseum, a showcase of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present. Breeze past the main entrance lines and explore the collections as you wish, seeing masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and fascinating exhibitions on Dutch history.
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  • 3 hours
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$37.04
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic Van Gogh paintings, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum attracts lines often in excess of two hours. Beat the crowds with this priority admission ticket that also includes an Amsterdam canal cruise, during which you get unobstructed views of the city's waterside attractions. This stress-free combo ticket is an ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time in the Dutch capital.
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  • 3 hours
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$38.97
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$38.97

Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a 100% electric, luxury boat. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.63
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$20.63

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

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Get acquainted with the artistic masterworks inside Amsterdam's iconic Rijksmuseum on this guided tour that includes skip-the-line access. Sail past long lines outside of the museum with your priority-access pass and begin discovering the magnificent oeuvres displayed within. Delve into the history of Holland’s artistic heritage with your expert guide and see collections by world-famous painters like Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt during your enriching tour.  
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!
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Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!

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Save valuable vacation time with this skip-the-line ticket to the Rijksmuseum and a private tour. Traveling with a dedicated guide means you'll be able to move at your own pace and ask plenty of questions as you admire Dutch masters' best works from medieval times through the Golden Age. Highlights include works from van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.
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  • 2 hours
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$99.47
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Get a true insider's look at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the greatest art collections on the planet. Let your guide give you an orientation recently renovated museum and then learn about some of the masterpieces in the collection. See and discuss works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer, among many others. Get skip-the-line access while your small group tour ensures plenty of personalized attention from the guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$122.26
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Bypass the main entrance lines for privately guided tours at Amsterdam’s top two museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—during this half-day excursion. With your own art historian guide, head straight inside the glorious Rijksmuseum. Chart the history of Dutch art as you explore the highlights, and view treasures such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch.’ Following time for lunch, enjoy fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum. Follow your guide around the must-see pieces, including ‘Tree Roots and Trunks,’ van Gogh’s last work, and other sublime masterpieces.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour

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Explore two must-visit Amsterdam museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—on a half-day, skip-the-line, small-group tour combo. With a guide, bypass the main queues at the Rijksmuseum to see the exhibitions on Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, including masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and others. After time for lunch, skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights, seeing Van Gogh 'Sunflowers,' and more.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$234.43
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Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour
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Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour

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Spend less time waiting and more time admiring the masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum on a skip-the-line tour. Designed with time-pressed travelers in mind, this tour takes you right to the heart of paintings by European masters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals, and offers insight into European art history that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebooks. Plus, a maximum of 14 travelers means that you’ll plenty of opportunities to ask you guide questions.
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  • 2 hours
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$51.32
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Skip-the-Line Heineken Experience Amsterdam and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Skip-the-Line Heineken Experience Amsterdam and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Combine two of Amsterdam’s top-selling experiences and save money with a Super Saver Heineken Experience and canal cruise package—a convenient and budget-friendly choice that’s ideal for first-time visitors. Guarantee your entry to the often sold-out Heineken Experience by booking in advance and get unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed waterways, without the crowds on land, during a canal cruise—a quintessential Amsterdam experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$38.90
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$38.90

Amsterdam City Bike Tour
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$36.77
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option

Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of 1-Hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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$25.40
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

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Cycle away from the urban noise and disappear into the countryside on this guided bike tour from Amsterdam. Visit a historical windmill, a farmhouse and factory, where you’ll sample Dutch cheese and watch how wooden clogs are made. This leisurely ride takes you along the Amstel River, past country villages and verdant fields dotted with cows. Learn about rural Dutch traditions and history, and wrap up your tour exploring Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Amsterdamse Bos and Beatrixpark.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$44.44
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Cruise through Amsterdam the modern way, by small electric boat with a bar on an evening tour. A fun alternative to standing in a crowded bar, the cruise offers a sociable way to see Amsterdam's landmarks as day turns to night. Illuminated bridges and attractions like the Western Church are among the sights.
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  • 1 hour
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$20.63
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.
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  • 1 hour
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Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam
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Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the typical Dutch countryside outside the capital. You'll drive through a picture-perfect landscape crisscrossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses, windmills and fishing villages, and witness traditional crafts from days gone by. The picturesque village of Zaanse Schans is famous for its original buildings, vividly capturing Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. You'll see the historic shipyard and windmills, and pay a visit to a shoemaker who works with wood to watch his clog-making techniques first-hand!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.10
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Rijksmuseum Private VIP 2.5-Hour Tour with Art Historian, starting at 9 AM
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Rijksmuseum Private VIP 2.5-Hour Tour with Art Historian, starting at 9 AM

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Maximize your time inside the world-famous Rijksmuseum on a private 3-hour tour including early-access entry. With your priority-access pass, you’ll bypass long lines of tourists and explore the museum without the usual crowds. Alongside an art historian guide, you’ll admire masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals while learning of the cultural and historical context of each painting. On this private tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from your erudite guide while gaining an alternative perspective of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.Enter with VIP status and enjoy the best paintings and sculpture. After 1.5 hours take a coffee break. Total tour time about 3 hours.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$289.57
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Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.
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  • 1 hour
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$14.81
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

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Relish the rich artistic heritage of Amsterdam on a private walking tour of sites associated with painting pioneer, Rembrandt van Rijn. With your guide, delve into the life and works of the influential artist. Discover the exhibits within the Rembrandt House Museum, the former residence in which many of his masterpieces were painted, and tour the iconic Rijksmuseum to see some of Rembrandt’s most celebrated paintings. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour, with an itinerary adapted to suit your interests.
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  • 4 hours
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$168.25
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$168.25
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Bike Rental in Amsterdam

Bike Rental in Amsterdam

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It can be hard to tick off all of Amsterdam’s highlights when exploring by foot. Open up the city with bike rental, and travel easily between locations while still enjoying an intimate look at landmarks such as the Old Church, Rijksmuseum, or Vondelpark. Choose a rental period that suits your schedule, and receive insider tips from the local provider, before benefiting from the freedom to explore at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$8.41
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$8.41

The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Nibble your way through Amsterdam's international dining scene on a private tasting tour led by a local foodie guide. Learn about the international flavors that have influenced Dutch cuisine while grabbing bites at a local market, beer garden and family restaurant. Savor handpicked local delicacies including the best fish in town, a sweet ‘stroopwafel’ and artisanal cheese.
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  • 3 hours
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$100.53
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$147.09
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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
"Very good price. The canal cruise is totally worth it, especially in the evenings. You'll have an audio guide and nearly no waiting time. Booking the canal cruise ticket was a bit complicated because you had to go to a tickets and tours shop near Amsterdam central station to book a time slot. Rijksmuseum was amazing too and is a must see!"..."
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Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum
"It was easy to get in , you have to be on time . The museum is amazing , you have everything there ."..."
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
"Enjoyed both the Canal Cruise as well as the Van Gough Museum. We had just arrived in Amsterdam that morning & the canal cruise was very informative. In addition, we enjoyed the refreshments (wine, beer, & cheese)."..."
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House
"Two terrific ladies who where great in directing the boat & sharing great information along the beautiful canals of Amsterdam!"..."
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
"Cécilia is a patient and passionate guide, bravo! She knows well her subject and helps us to discover with her"..."
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Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!
"Great info. Very informative Wonderful No more. This is why I don’t like ti do reviews I answered leave me alone"..."
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
"Cecilia our guide was wonderful! She is knowledgeable and passionate about art, art history and Amsterdam in general!"..."
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
"Victoria did an excellent job on TWO museums !!!! Very informative and detailed- she took the time and set a good pace. We viewed just about every piece !!! Thank you and well done"..."
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
"Excellent guide, Jojse, was very knowledgeable and provided historical perspective to the museum and the art that was displayed. Our tours of the Riksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum were excellent. Would highly recommend."..."
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Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour
"Monique was an excellent tour guide and very informative. We enjoyed this tour thoroughly. What an amazing museum!"..."
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Skip-the-Line Heineken Experience Amsterdam and 1-Hour Canal Cruise
"A great day out. Very interesting the Heineken tour with a few fun things along the way. Beer is very nice, only 1 day old & you can definitely taste the difference. Canal trip was good & you have ear phones to listen to a guide telling you interesting facts along the way."..."
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour
"We all loved this experience , great tour of the city with some fantastic background to Amsterdam . Couldn’t have been better. Loved every minute . Cycling around Amsterdam is the perfect way to see it and you’re high up on the bicycles too so you get a great view ."..."
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese
"Ana & Freddy we’re excellent hosts - very informative and personable.Cheese and Rosé wine was a welcome refreshment"..."
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Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Boat Option
"Definitely worth booking and I would do so again the next time I’m in Amsterdam. Download the sightseeing app to see the live map of the busses and your set."..."
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration
"The entire team was great! I would most definitely do the bike tour again. I can not recommend enough. Five star all the way."..."
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board
"Great time! The skipper and host (David and Tom) were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We could’t have had a better experience."..."
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
"Had a good time with a very friendly crew who gave us a great description of what we viewed from the boat."..."
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Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam
"Enjoyed this tour in 2015 and did it again in 2022. Great tour and value. The 2015 tour did the spots in a different order than the 2022 tour."..."
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Rijksmuseum Private VIP 2.5-Hour Tour with Art Historian, starting at 9 AM
"Enlightening explanation of the paintings we were seeing by Dr. Kaldenbach. It added so much to the experience."..."
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Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat
"Captain and commentator was brilliant , learnt history and funny anecdotes , very informative interesting and humerous"..."
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum
"Never thought much about Rembrandt until this tour. Our guide brought him to life from the house where he lived to his paintings in the Rijksmuseum. Ours was a private tour, just 4 of us. It was a great experience and I recommend it to everyone who visits Amsterdam."..."
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The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour
"Our tour guide Mayra was amazing! She was nice, outgoing, informative, fun, etc. She made the experience fun and relaxing. The food was also amazing and better than any of the other Dutch dishes I tried on my trip."..."
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour
"Loved our guide. She was friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. This is a must do apon arrival in Amsterdam to get an orientation to the city."..."
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What are Rijksmuseum hours of operation?
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Rijksmuseum hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Rijksmuseum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rijksmuseum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Rijksmuseum 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rijksmuseum costs USD 35.62. Guided Rijksmuseum tours start around USD 35.62 per person.