Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour (Reserved Entry Included) - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Badge of ExcellenceAmsterdam, Netherlands

From US$125.10

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a fascinating introduction to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on this 2 to 2.5-hour small-group tour, with skip-the-line access. Avoid the main lines with your professional guide, and discover the major works and interesting lesser-known pieces of this troubled, 19th-century Dutch artist. Gaze at the legendary ‘Sunflowers,’ see his last work completed before his death, and admire other masterpieces as your guide sheds light on the different periods of his work and the landscapes, locations and people that inspired him. An ideal first-time insight into the museum and van Gogh.
  • 2- to 2.5-hour small-group skip-the-line tour of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, with a professional guide
  • Skip past the main lines outside with a direct-access ticket
  • View the highlights of the museum, home to the world’s biggest Vincent van Gogh collection
  • See masterpieces such as Sunflowers, and revealing lesser-known works
  • Learn about van Gogh's troubled life and different periods, from his dark initial works to his vibrant French paintings
  • View pieces by artists who inspired him such as Monet and Gauguin
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Access to Van Gogh Museum (Reserved Entry Included!)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Small-group tour of 8 guests max (Private Upgrade option available)
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Cobra Café
    Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meet your guide outside the Cobra Cafe by the Toilet/Parking entrance on the north side of the building facing the Rijksmuseum. (between the bicycle lane and the Cobra Cafe) 

End point

  • Van Gogh Museum
    Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

What To Expect

Van Gogh Museum

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • 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.
  • Notes: Van Gogh Museum 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

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Amazing collection
Laura_G, Sept 2023
I was surprised by the number of paintings he produced and delighted to see many paintings that I have never seen before.
Yvonne_G, Sept 2023
Anna was a fabulous guide. She was exceptional by bringing information and knowledge bbbLots of humor. Also, considerate. She brought chairs
Awesome experience
Jyothi_k, Sept 2023
The guide ( sorry forgot her name) she is very good. Took time to explain about vangogh life and how he suffered and all. She explained Fr each and every painting with her view. She is very knowledgeable. We really loved our group too. This is the best part in my trip other than dinner cruise.
Amazing Van Gogh exhibit and wonderful tour guide
Hazel_G, Sept 2023
We had an amazing time visiting the Van Gogh museum and what made the experience even more wonderful was our tour guide, Diana. She was knowledgeable and accommodating, and answered our questions thoughtfully. She presented Van Gogh’s work and his life in a digestible manner. I came out of the tour with a lot more understanding and appreciation of his life and his work.
Highly Recommended Tour of Van Gogh Museum
Jean_W, Sept 2023
Great tour by Diana, our tour guide. I had visited the Van Gogh Museum by myself years ago and learned how Van Gogh’s painting style evolved over his career. However, I gained a much deeper appreciation and understanding of his work by having a knowledgeable guide who shared details about Van Gogh’s life, how this influenced his subjects and paintings, as well as the background on key paintings in the collection. I highly recommend this tour, the best way to go to the museum.
Perfect Van Gogh tour
Ron_T, Sept 2023
Our tour guide is an engaging expert. We are grateful for having the opportunity to experience Van Gogh through her guidance.
our guide was amazing! ...
Stephanee_A, Sept 2023
our guide was amazing! more of a storytelling of van goughs life vs seeing every piece of art. she was so gifted!
Excellent tour and tour guide!
x2typn5q2t, Sept 2023
Bridgette was so nice and knowledgeable! We learned so much! This was our first Viator tour. Hopefully the next ones will be just as good.
Art and fun!!
Judith_M, Sept 2023
Amazing artwork. Great stories and history from Anna Nikolaevna. A very educational and fun afternoon!!
Extremely knowledgeable tour from Anna
Christopher_H, Sept 2023
Exceptional tour by Anna Nicolaeva. Many incites into to the life and artistic abilities of Van Gough. Would highly recommend Anna as a guide.
Great guide
James_W, Sept 2023
Diana our guide was superb - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Even our 8 year old paid attention throughout and learnt lots. Highly recommended.
Tour with someone who knows!
Christopher_P, Sept 2023
I would definitely recommend this tour to someone who wants, not only the highlights, but the background and the ability to ask questions of a knowledgeable expert. After the formal tour, you can continue to browse. However, Diana was an excellent guide and I wouldn't have learned nearly as much without her insight.
VanGogh Experience was Great!
Senora_G, Sept 2023
Anita, our docent, was great and very engaging during our visit. I am more than happy tht I booked this tour, it was a little pricey (to me) but it was money well spent. Book this tour and hopefully you'll have Anita your guide. You won't regret it.
Wonderful tour
Raisa_Z, Aug 2023
It was a wonderful tour. Melissa, our guide, proved to have a thorough knowledge of the subject. The only suggestion I have is to have whisper audio sets, as it was very crowded in the museum and the noise level was high.
Go guided
steve_p, Aug 2023
Guide was very knowledgeable. Great background information provided so as to better understand the context of his life surrounding his paintings . Such a tortured life Recommend a guided tour for sure
Van Gogh Semi-Private tour
Nicole_S, Aug 2023
Melissa was a great tour guide. She was energetic and inclusive of the kids. I would recommend her to anyone, especially American tourists! We learned a ton about Van Gogh. So worth the extra money.
Perfect tour
Jacqueline_A, Aug 2023
Wonderful experience. Our guide Anita was excellent and professional. I can highly recommend this tour.
Highly recommended
Stella_A, Aug 2023
Brilliant guide, an artist herself, gave life to every painting and threw light to Van Gogh's life... Amazing experience!
Fantastic Experience
Chris_B, Aug 2023
Our tour guide, Antoine, was fabulous in all aspects. I learned so much about Van Gogh, his life and art.
Van Gogh tour
Gary_S, Aug 2023
Our tour guide, Janet, was knowledgeable and answered any and all questions. So glad we did a small group tour.

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