RIJKSMUSEUM & Amsterdam Historical Walk "The Whole DAM Story!": Private Guided Tour

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For those who aren’t familiar with Dutch culture – and who is really? – we will explore its rich and vibrant past on this popular combo tour. It’s the perfect way to mix culture, history, and sightseeing while spending the day with one of our vibrant young guides. The 5 hour private tour will include a visit to the Rijksmuseum followed by a historic walking tour of the city center. Your guide will provide you with a ticket that allows you to skip the line at the museum.

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Begin at Holland’s answer to the Louvre, called the Rijksmuseum. Explore Dutch history through a selection over 8000 objects on display. We’ll discuss familiar names like Rembrandt as well as lesser known items like 17th century dollhouses. Understand the meaning behind Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and marvel at the expansive 19th century library. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a good overview of the museum’s collection and you may even know how to pronounce its name correctly.

After a break for lunch, move outdoors and orient yourself to Amsterdam with an introduction to its history and learn how a small 12th century fishing village with a simple dam became one of the most popular capital cities in the world. Our guides will crisscross its iconic canals and bridges while peeking into its quiet courtyards, offering a postcard image of the city. You will discover its leaning houses and other landmarks while learning how to navigate the oftentimes tricky streets of the city center. Our local guides are also eager to share their insider knowledge so that you can maximize your time spent in Amsterdam.

Highlights Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Rembrandt masterworks, The Nightwatch, 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 The Dam Square, Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches, Leaning Houses, The Thinnest house, The Oldest Canals, The Sea Dike and China Town, The New Market Square (Nieuwmarkt), The Medieval City Gate  

Meeting Point: Meet at the letter "I" of the giant I am Amsterdam sign outside of the Rijksmuseum
Duration: 5hs
Starting Time Options: 10am
Days: Daily
Includes: Private Tour Guide; ‘Skip the line’ access; Museum ticket valid for the entire day; Lunch Break After Museum; Private Transportation Between Museum and Walking Tour

Adult

18 years of age or older

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Youth

Between 13 - 17 years of age

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Child

Between 5 - 12 years of age

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Infant

Between 0 - 4 years of age

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  • Sara H
    Amsterdam is one of my favourite cities in Europe. On this trip I wanted to get the best out of it by taking a couple of cultural tours. I chose Babylon Tours since I had a great experience in Paris with them. First I went to RIJKSMUSEUM & Amsterdam Historical Walk "The Whole DAM Story!": Private Guided Tour, which was just perfect to get the bearings of the city but on a more cultural side. The next day we decided to go on what seemed to be a fun tour where you can connect art to the redlight district. The tour is Van Gogh Museum & The Red Light District: Skip the Line Private Tour. We had a great time visiting the Red Light district this way since it added a different perspective to this part of town. Again I booked on their website which is the easiest, thank you!