Van Gogh Museum & The Red Light District: Skip the Line Semi-Private Tour

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Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t shy about indulging in a few dark pleasures, and after this tour, you’ll understand why. We will trace some of those vices in an engaging and – hopefully – dignified manner on this 5 hour, semi-private tour. Skip the line with our guides who will provide tickets that are valid for the whole day. We designed this tour for first-time visitors to learn about the relationship between the artist and Amsterdam’s iconic Red Light District, a relationship that resulted in Van Gogh painting a few scandalous works of art.

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You’ve probably heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you actually know about this Dutch artist? We’ll introduce you to the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits on this intimate, small group tour. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheat field with Crows” or “Yellow House.” We will visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works to learn about his turbulent life stretching from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, don’t worry, we’ll discuss that whole ear incident.

Then after a break for lunch, we’ll keep it as dignified and serious as possible as we discuss the legal drug vendors, the leather neighborhood, and the smoky “coffee shops” that attract people from around the world. Cast away your guilt and judgement, and let’s discuss the etiquette and laws that will allow you to appreciate this district to its fullest after the tour. Our professional guides will lead you through the salacious streets and coffee shops of the Red Light District, following in the footsteps of Van Gogh himself.

Highlights Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Large Collection of Self Portraits, Early And Obscure Works, Objects From His Studio, Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, The Bedroom, Yellow House, Wheat field with Crows, The Condomerie, Hardcore Leather Neighborhood, Sex Shops, Prostitution Information Center, The First Coffee Shop, Cannabis Information Center, The Tower of Tears

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: 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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