Guided tour

Rijksmuseum: Tour

4.6 / 5

53 reviews

Rijksmuseum: Tour

From US$ 42.91 per person

Join a guided art tour through the permanent collection in the Rijksmuseum. Discover how the artists Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Frans Hals captured the incredible expansion of the Dutch Golden Age.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Mobility scooters
  • Flash photography
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • People who are unable to independently navigate through the museum may bring one companion with them for free
  • Some artworks may not be on display, if they are on loan or in the process of restoration
  • Join a guided tour with an art historian guide
  • Step back in time on a tour through the history of Dutch art
  • Learn about the Dutch Golden Age
Full description
Meet your guide who will give you your entrance ticket. Once inside the museum, begin to explore the highlights of the Dutch Golden Age. Discover the art and objects that defined the new Dutch Republic. Be amazed by the illusionism of the still-life paintings and be inspired by the scale of Rembrandt’s "The Nightwatch". Learn about some of the most famous features and works in the museum, including Rembrandt’s portraits, Ferdinand Bol’s self-portrait, Jan Steen’s family interiors, and Vermeer’s "The Milkmaid". You will also see a collection of 17th-century doll houses. Along the way, your professional guide will explain the social and historical context that gave rise to one of the biggest middle-class art markets the world had ever seen. After the tour, you are welcome to continue to explore the rest of the art works on display, or relax in the cafe or museum shop. Your entrance ticket is valid all day.
  • Rijksmuseum visit
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

    Select participants and date



    Meeting point

    Meet your guide by the parking/toilet entrance to the cafe.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 53 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Value for money
    • Service
    • Organization

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Well worth it

    This was my second tour of a major European art museum within a week, and I was glad once again to have opted to do this rather than wander the museum myself. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the works she showed us, and I appreciated the depth of her commentary about the individual works and the social and historical context within which they were created.

    Read more

    July 10, 2019

    Mellisa was such a fun and enthusiastic guide.

    April 27, 2019

    Guide Tea brought The Golden Age to life with enthusiasm and expertise

    May 16, 2018

    Product ID: 392490

    VA ID: 392490