Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour with Private Local Guide

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Private Amsterdam Tour Through the Eyes of van Gogh

From US$126.61

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


It can be difficult to fully appreciate Van Gogh’s work on your own. Enjoy and gain intimate insight into the artist on a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum, with choices of a morning or afternoon tour. Learn about his life, influences, and impact from your private, local guide who shows you the artist's self-portraits, the famous "Sunflowers," and much more.
  • Explore according to your interests on a customizable private tour
  • Forget the guidebook with insights provided by your private guide
  • See the Van Gogh Museum from a different perspective
  • Hear stories about the artist and the museum

What's Included

  • Private local guide
  • This Withlocals tours is carbon neutral
  • Entrance tickets are not included and need to be paid to the host in cash (19 Eur p.p.)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Museumplein 6
    Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

    At the silver statue next to the Van Gogh Museums’ entrance

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Van Gogh Museum

1 hour 50 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveler Photos


31 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 31 reviews
In Depth Van Gogh!
Shirley_T, Sept 2023
Our guide, Rolf Laimbock brought Van Gough to life. His knowledge of Van Gogh’s technique and use of color added dimension to viewing his art. Rolf’s use of his IPad during the tour enabled us to view the details of the paintings so we could see the techniques clearly. Rolf’s tour was by far the most outstanding of any I have every experienced and I have toured many great art museums.
Everything you want to know about VanGough and then more
Colin_G, Aug 2023
Ronald was friendly very knowledgeable and informative. He gave us a tour that was memorable. His enthusiasm for his subject inspired us.
Very nice, not very big
SAJITH_R, Jul 2023
Good, not great. Two famous works and lesser known ones too. Not a huge museum. I was a little let down
Great Guide Experience
Cathy_C, Jul 2023
Meeting Rolf Laimbock! He was extremely knowledgeable and provided great perspective of Van Gogh's art within the context of other great artists prior to Van Gogh. He also brought forth knowledge of Van Gogh's influence on future art and artists.
steve_c, Jul 2023
The host, Rolf was excellent and answered all of our questions. His knowledge of Van Gogh was second to none.
Abigail_C, Jun 2023
Rolf was wonderful! It was very easy to meet him in front of the museum, he had our tickets, he was incredibly knowledgeable, and answered her questions! He was also wonderful in trying to relate the art to modern times for my teenager!!
Van Gogh Private Tour
Barbara_E, Jun 2023
Having a private tour for the Van Gogh exhibit was wonderful. Hearing stories and explanations along the way made the experience so enjoyable.
Amazing experience
Cheryl_B, Jun 2023
Rolf was a very knowledgeable guide, we will never forget this experience. Highly recommend! Thank you Rolf!
Great experience!
Jane_F, May 2023
Fantastic tour guide Anna from with locals. She was. Very knowledgeable about Van Gogh and his work.
Beatrice_M, May 2023
The paintings are incredible. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. It was a very education and awe inspiring experience.
Go to Girl for Van Gogh
Dale_C, May 2023
Anna was very, very knowledgeable and very well prepared to share it! She knew the paintings and why they were important. Anna was empathetic with Vincent’s struggle with mental illness.
Excellent guide!
Lauren_M, Apr 2023
Rolph was a very kind and knowledgeable guide! He allowed us to take our time (my dad is in a wheelchair) and even had a coffee with us afterwards! The museum was of course amazing and exceeded our expectations!
Great Van Gogh tour with Rolf!
Cindy_G, Dec 2022
Rolf was very knowledgeable and made our tour very interesting. He went at our pace and was very patient with our questions. Would recommend him!
Very informative experience
Judi_W, Jul 2022
Very informative about the life and works of Van Gogh Enjoyed Anna as our guide. She was very knowledgeable and nice.
More art history and understanding
Julie_p, Jun 2022
I really felt like I learned a lot from Rolf. He brought along an IPad to expand upon the artworks that were in the museum. Any question I asked about Van Goh, he knew the answer readily.
A great guide to art
Kathleen_F, Jun 2022
The guide had an exceptional knowledge of art and created a better understanding of the artistic development of the Van Gogh we celebrate today. Was responsive to questions and made each piece of information interesting. Always eager to learn more
Van Gogh Museum is a MUST - but Mixed messages created confusion.
Linda_E, Nov 2021
Our Van Gogh Museum tour with Anna was insightful and very informative. It was really worth it to have a personal guide to take us through the extensive collection, explain and answer questions. We had only 2 complaints and they were re: (1) the tour description and (2) the tour management. (1) the tour is booked as a "Skip the Line" and "Fast Track" entrance. However, when our guide met us we were surprised that we had to get in the regular line/queue and we had to wait about 30 minutes in the cold to get to the entrance. (2) While we had a confirmed time for our tour when we booked, the tour agency contacted us to say no tickets were available at that time. We received multiple messages with different ticket times. We arrived at the time agreed upon in the latest message (9:45) with Anna. While on the tour with Anna, we received yet another message from another guide for a second tour time of 11:00am. There was obviously a lack of communication on this one.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi there, I am Kristine from Withlocals and I am part of the quality and support team here. We have received your feedback and we definitely want to take it into consideration as we put a great emphasis on the quality of our tours and the feedback of our customers in Withlocals. If you would like to get in touch with us and tell us why do you have this opinion please reach us out at We would be more than happy to talk to you about your feedback or offer you a better alternative to your suggestion. Thanks for your input and have a great day! Kristine @ Withlocals
It was Colorful with Van Gogh
Jay L, Jul 2019
Having a guide, Rolf Laimbock, for the museum was a great decision for me. He explained the life story of Van Gogh in a way that made the dark period of the painter to the bright period before his death meaningful. I highly recommend the tour.

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour with Private Local Guide


2 hours
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour


2 hours
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Private Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum Tour


2 hours
Free Cancellation

Explore Similar Things to Do