Amsterdam's most famous must-sees

The iconic Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum are certainly worth a visit during your stay in Amsterdam. Whether you are a big art expert and/or lover, or more generally interested in these famous places: our private guide makes your visit an unforgettable one.

Rijksmuseum: art and social history of the Golden Age

The Rijksmuseum is home to the biggest collection of Dutch Masters of the Golden Age. Works of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and others shine a light on 17th century life in Amsterdam. During your tour, you will learn the stories of the paintings, as well as the social context of their time.

Van Gogh museum: life and works of Vincent van Gogh

Next to the Rijksmuseum you find the museum completely dedicated to the other world famous Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh. You get to see the Sunflowers, Potato eaters and more famous and lessser-known of his works. Your guide will show and explain you everything about his artistic and personal life.

Why would you want this tour?

The Amsterdam Odyssey combined museum tour is well appreciated by different sorts of guests.
Do you feel like you should see these famed museums, but aren't you that experienced in appreciating art? Then our guide will make sure your tour is an introduction into watching and understanding art. The art works are being used to illustrate the social history as well.
Are you a seasoned art watcher? Our guide takes you as deep into it as you like. The art works are taken as starting points for contemplation - artistically as well as socially.

How to book this tour

The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum combined visit is a private tour by Amsterdam Odyssey. We are a small scale company for private tours in and around Amsterdam. You can book the combined museum tour via this link or by email to [email protected]

About Amsterdam Odyssey

We, Hanneke and Eva, both born & raised Amsterdammers, are friends since we met at university. Eva is an anthropologist and teacher of social sciences. Hanneke is a film scholar and an art history teacher. After having worked as guides in several other contexts, we started our own private tour company in 2016. In 2018, Huibert and Irina have joined the team. Huibert is a designer, historian and author of several books on Amsterdam. Irina is a very experienced museum and family guide. We love to create customized tours beyond mass tourism, giving you a meaningful experience and an actual connection with Amsterdam.