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

Join a semi-private (8 guest maximum) guided combo museum & walking tour through Amsterdam’s historic center and most popular museum. This 5 to 5.5 hour tour will cover the city’s highlights and will allow you to skip the line at its largest museum, the Rijksmuseum. Our dynamic guides will share their insider knowledge as well as an impressive, but entirely manageable amount of history so that you can better understand the Dutch capital. This tour will also provide you with a museum ticket valid for the whole day.

per adult from

$267

AUD

Duration

300 to 330 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Skip-The-Line Semi-Private Museum Tour & Walking Tour
    • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
    • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
    • All Entrance Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
    What's excluded :
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
    • Temporary exhibitions NOT included
    • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Entry/Admission - Weeping Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder
    • Entry/Admission - In de Waag
    • Entry/Admission - Trippenhuis
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
    • Entry/Admission - Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    • Entry/Admission - Munt Tower (Munttoren)
    • Entry/Admission - Begijnhof
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: St. Nicholas Basilica, Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Weeping Tower, Prins Hendrikkade 94/5, 1012 AE Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Zeedijk, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Museum Ons'Lieve Heer Op Solder, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, 1012 GD Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: In de Waag, 4 Nieuwmarkt, 1012 CR Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Jodenbuurt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: South Church (Zuiderkerk), Zuiderkerkhof 72, 1011 WB Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: The Amstel, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Magere Brug, Kerkstraat Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Blauwbrug, linking Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Rembrandtplein, 1017 CT Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Bloemenmarkt, Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Munt Tower (Munttoren), Muntplein, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Begijnhof, Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Amsterdam Museum, Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam The Netherlands

    Next we will pass by the Amsterdam Museum and the Walk of Art Gallery, which is free for everybody.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Prinsengracht, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Amsterdam, Dam 1, 1012 JL Amsterdam The Netherlands

    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

  • Departure Point :
    Cobra Café, Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
    • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Notes: Rijksmuseum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Babylon Tours Amsterdam

Activity ID: V-8681P14

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