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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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icon5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Skip the line at the popular Rijksmuseum, as well as get a comprehensive walking tour of Amsterdam's historic center during this half-day tour. Travel with a small group, which ensures personalized attention and the chance to ask questions. Your ticket to the Rijksmuseum is valid all day long, so you can explore at your leisure after the conclusion of your tour.
  • Rijksmuseum and historical walking tour of Amsterdam
  • Skip the long line for a tour of the Rijksmuseum
  • Walk through Amsterdam's historic city center
  • Small group of 8 people or fewer
  • Rijksmuseum ticket valid all day
Meet at the letter 'I' of the giant 'I am Amsterdam' sign outside of the Rijksmuseum at 10 am. 

Skip the often-long line at the Rijksmuseum and proceed directly inside to peruse the more than 8,000 objects on display, including masterpieces by famous Dutch artists. Learn about Dutch culture through a selection of important paintings and learn about Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer. Visit the 19th-century library, which contains an impressive collection of Dutch and international literature. 

Break for lunch (own expense), then embark on a historical walking tour of Amsterdam. Walk through the medieval gate on the Amstel River, down cobblestone streets and across arching bridges. 

After your 5-hour tour has concluded, you're free to return to the Rijksmuseum, as your ticket is valid all day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rijksmuseum
Split the day between the canals and cobblestones of the city’s historic center and the masterpieces hanging in the Rijksmuseum. The tour will begin at the Rijksmuseum, Holland’s version of the Louvre, and learn about the highlights of its 8000 or so objects on display, including works by iconic Dutch artists like Rembrandt. 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, you 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. Then after a break for lunch, The historical walk will introduce you to this capital city, known for its openness and vice as much as for its charming bridges and leaning houses. Wander the canals and get your bearings as you learn about the medieval gate and Amstel River that helped shape Amsterdam.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Nicholas Basilica
Starting at our designated meeting point of St Nicholas’ Basilica, we will firstly discuss the history of the city’s primary Roman Catholic Church. Built at the end of the 19th century at a time when Roman Catholics could once again profess their faith in public after three centuries of prohibition, the building is a blend of different architectural styles and artistic movements.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Weeping Tower
We will then make our way towards the Schreierstoren, often known as the Tower of Tears or Weeper’s Tower. Originally part of the medieval city wall of Amsterdam, this tower is mainly known for the belief that women wept there for their husbands who would leave from the port to go to war or to fish.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Zeedijk
We will then walk through an area known to be the Chinatown of Amsterdam. Zeedijk is a street in the old centre of Amsterdam and consists of a number of Asian markets, restaurants and shops, as well as the Zeedijk Buddhist temple, known to be the largest Chinese style Buddhist temple in Europe.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
We will briefly walk by and discuss the Museum Our Lord in the Attic, one of the most cherished museums in Amsterdam. The attic of this bourgeois’ house conceals a secret Catholic Church originally built in 1663, when Catholics lost their right to workship in their own way.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Oude Kerk
Next we will see the monumental church De Oude Kerk (the Old Church) which dominates over the Red Light District. The Oude Kerk is the oldest and for centuries was the most important church in Amsterdam. Although it lost this title to what is known as The New Church, it remains one of the grand sights to visit.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nieuwmarkt
From here, we will make our way to the lively nightspot and market square, Nieuwmarkt which is found in the old city centre. This spot has been a centre for commerce and socialising in Amsterdam since the 17th century as the square’s location just inside the old city gate made it a convenient spot for traders and shoppers looking for fresh produce.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
In de Waag
During our time at Nieuwmarkt, we will also see what is known as “De Waag”, a 15th century building that is one of Amsterdam’s oldest remaining non-religious buildings. Originally a city gate and part of the walls of Amsterdam, the building has also served as a guildhall, museum and firestation, among other things.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Trippenhuis
Moving on, we will see both the Trippenhuis & Klein Trippenhuis. While the Trippenhuis is Amsterdam’s widest home, spanning an enormous 22m, the Klein Trippenhuis is one of Amsterdam’s narrowest houses located right across from the Trippenhuis.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Jodenbuurt
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Next we will pass by 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: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Dutch National Opera & Ballet
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
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South Church (Zuiderkerk)
You will then be taken to see the Zuiderkerk, or what is known as the Southern Chruch. This church is a protestant church located in the Nieuwmarkt region and was not only a major part of Rembrandt’s life, but also features in a Claude Monet painting.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Amstel
Next we will walk along the Amstel River, which has been a vital part of the Netherlands since the Middle Ages. Its currents have been supplying Amsterdam with water and transportation for over 800 years.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Magere Brug
At the river 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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Blauwbrug
At the river 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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rembrandtplein
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bloemenmarkt
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Munt Tower (Munttoren)
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Begijnhof
Following, we will see one of the oldest hofjes, or almshouses in Amsterdam, Begijnhof. It consists of a group of houses built around a secluded courtyard and garden, known to have provided homes for the Beguines – a group of unmarried women who lived together under vows of chastity. Today it is also the site of two churches.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Amsterdam Museum
Next we will pass by the Amsterdam Museum and the Walk of Art Gallery, which is free for everybody.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Prinsengracht
During the tour you will also see the Prinsengracht, a canal that runs through the centre of Amsterdam. It is the third and outermost of the three main canals of Amsterdam, forming an expansion project that took 50 years to build.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Westerkerk
You will also wander past Westerkerk, a 17th century Dutch Protestant church. Located in the heart of Amsterdam it is the largest of its kind in the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dam Square
One of the tour’s last stop includes the Dam Square. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known locations in the city, as it includes the Royal Place, New Church and National Monument.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Babylon Tours Amsterdam
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
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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