In 2013 the Rijksmuseum reopened its doors to the public after a decade of rebuilding.
More than 30 of the 80 galleries of the museum are dedicated to the Golden Age (17th century), when the young mercantile republic led the world in trade, science, shipping and… the arts.
Our skilled guide brings you to the heart of the museum, the Gallery of Honor, the lavishly decorated space created for Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Night Watch. Here you can admire this magnificent masterpiece, together with other world-famous masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Steen.
The Van Gogh Museum is entirely dedicated to the popular artist Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). Learn how he was inspired by the old masters that you just saw in the Rijksmuseum and the impact of Rembrandt on Van Gogh’s work. We learn about the striking color, emphatic brushwork, and contoured forms of the work of Vincent, who powerfully influenced the current of expressionism in modern art.
DURATION: starting from 180 minutes. Lunch or coffee break can be included.