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Rijksmusem Amsterdam and its gardensA monumental building, filled to the brim with treasures of Dutch art and history. Tenderly carved sculptures of Saints, great altar pieces of important masters and art of the Golden Age in all its facets, dating from a period when it was hard to surpass artists of the Netherlands in their productivity and their quality.

This and much more can be admired during a guided tour in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The internationally famous core of the museum is formed by the Gallery of Honour (eregalerij). Here and in the neighbouring rooms, highlights of Dutch art can be admired, with Rembrandt's Nightwatch as the superb eyecatcher at the end of the hall. Exploring the Rijksmuseum is a must for Amsterdam visitors. Make some time to visit this immense treasury of Dutch art and history. The best way to do this is with a (private) tour guide who leads you along the highlights of Dutch art, familiarizing you with details worth knowing about the Golden Age of the Netherlands - the baroque period in the 17th century - and introducing you to some of Europe's most important artworks - paying close attention to your personal questions and wishes. 

Guided museum tour in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 

Rembrandt van Rijn, Nightwatch, detailDuring this guided tour you will see famous works of the history of Netherlandish art and you will receive an interesting overview of developments and background information on various genres of painting of the Golden Age of the Dutch republic. 

Among the most remarkable works of art, there are important examples of Rembrandt's painting like his Nightwatch and the so called Jewish bride, great portraits by Frans Hals, gentle painings by Johannes Vermeer as his Milkmaid or the Reading woman, magnificent still lifes and impressive landscapes like those painted by Jacob van Ruisdael. The permanent exhibition also presents works by quite some Rembrandt pupils, examples of the so called  peasant genre by Adriaen van Ostade, works of the Italianate painters like Jan Both and Michiel Sweerts, subtle paintings by the Leiden fijnschilders, or 'fine painters' Gerrit Dou, Gabriël Metsu, Gerard Terborch und Frans van Mieris, and many other magnificent works of art. 

restored hall Rijksmuseum Date and time by appointment.

These museum tours in the Rijksmuseum take place in small groups with a maximum of 12 persons. Guided tours for bigger groups are possible on request. 

See this page for prices and group sizes for guided tours in the Rijksmuseum. 


The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was opened in 1885 and has undergone an extensive renovation and restauration in the years before 2013, based on the original designs of its architect Pierre Cuypers. Since the museum's reopening in 2013, the fascinating works that are exhibited here give rewarding insights into the exciting history of the Netherlands. So it is very much worth while to choose for a guided museum tour of 2 to 2.5 hours, instead of the standard 1.5 hours.  

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam seen from MuseumpleinAsk for a tailor made offer and complete your visit in Amsterdam with an individual visit to one of its greatest museums. You have a favourite artist or masterpiece? Just let Kukullus know to see if the tour can be adapted to your wishes. 


 Johannes Vermeer, Reading woman in blue, Rijksmuseum




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