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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour with Art Historian

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour with Art Historian

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Delve into the brilliant yet tormented history one of the most famous Dutch artists of all time with a private, 1.5-hour tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Explore the collection chronologically with a professional art historian and educator, learning about the events that shaped Van Gogh’s life and inspired his groundbreaking work. Price is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
  • Private, 1.5-hour tour of the Van Gogh Museum
  • Explore one of Amsterdam's cultural highlights with an art historian guide
  • Learn about the people, places and events that inspired Van Gogh's most iconic works
  • Explore the collection chronologically to see the evolution of the artist's Impressionist style
  • Great for both adults and school-age kids
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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Professional art historian guide
Private tour
Entrance fees (€17.50 per person for adults aged 18+
Food and drinks
If you have an Annual Museum Card, you ALSO must book online beforehand.

Departure Point

Paulus Potterstraat 7, 1071 CX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Main entrance by the curved glass wall. Clients must buy their tickets online beforehand. IMORTANT: Book in time block! Best is opening time, 9 AM. Clients must also book 1 FREE block ticket for the guide in that same time block. The Guide does not need a paid ticket.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The van Gogh Museum is one of Amsterdam's must-see cultural treasures. Get the most out of your visit by touring the expansive collection with a guide who has decades of experience in education and art history, making this a great experience for adults and school-age children alike. Meet your guide at the Stedelijk Museum next door the morning, and then head to the Van Gogh Museum, pay your entrance fees and step inside.

See the evolution of Van Gogh's work on a chronological tour, beginning with his early Nuenen ‘Potato Eaters’ phase and evolving into his participation in the Parisian Impressionist movement. Admire some of his most iconic paintings in a gallery devoted to his golden age in Arles, and the witness the effect of his declining mental state with beautiful but troubled works created in St Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise near the end of his life.

Throughout the 1.5-hour tour, see the most important and interesting pieces of the collection and learn about the real-life places and biographical events that inspired them. After bidding farewell to your guide, feel free to continue exploring the museum on your own.
Stop At:  
Van Gogh Museum
This Van Gogh museum contains the family collection. Brother Theo had traded nearly all of Vincents paintings and drawings for money, sent two times a month. Thus Theo and his widow Jo amassed a mountain of work. Presently the museum shows a much expanded collection.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Drs. Kees Kaldenbach - VIP Private Art Day Tours
Meet one of the foremost Van Gogh specialists, art historian Drs Kees Kaldenbach. He wrote a book on Van Gogh and has 20+ years of experience as a guide.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Make sure you buy a timed ticket online beforehand
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Private Art Tours, Amsterdam / Lichaam & Ziel
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.

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Well worth the investment to get a grand tour
, Aug 2021
What a joy and memorable experience. We loved it, how amazing to have an art historian and Van Gogh expert show us and tell us all about our friend Vincent. Very personable and engaging.
Excellent tour!
John F
, Jul 2019
Well organized, friendly, and informative. Not to be missed, don't wait in line, maximize your time, and learn in a focused and fun way!
We had a wonderful private tour of...
Wayne B
, Jan 2018
We had a wonderful private tour of the Van Gogh museum from Drs Kees Kaldenbach - he has written a book about Van Gogh and offers insightful observations throughout along with putting Van Goghs life and experiences in context. The weave of knowledge and speculation allow even light-art folk like ourselves to engage with the material and gain a deep understanding in an effortless 2 hour stroll. We moved directly to the front of the line and were first into the museum and had unfettered access as we strolled almost alone discussing the works. Kees is delightful and customizes his approach to the audience, at once answering the most banal and basic and the more ambiguous and complex with the same interest and concern. His upper end of knowledge was certainly untested by us, however his depth and breadth of knowledge and his friendly demeanor made us feel like experts by the end of the tour! My highest recommendation!
This was a highlight of our trip. We...
Karen F
, Oct 2017
This was a highlight of our trip. We got to see all of the best paintings before the crowds poured and then had time to go back at our leisure and do the studio tour. A great museum and a great tour.
We have been in the museum with this...
Martin R
, Aug 2017
We have been in the museum with this tour guide Kees and I would highly recommend to spend the time in the museum with him. His explanations were really interesting and he showed us other point of views on the work and life of Vincent Van Gogh. It was a great time with him... And if you are already in Amsterdam dont forget to go with Kees to Rijksmuseum - that was brilliant too
We had a wonderful tour. Our Guide...
, Jul 2017
We had a wonderful tour. Our Guide was very informative. This is the only way to see the treasures in the gallery. He was very accommodating and able to answer all our questions. He even brought materials that enhanced our experience. Thank you.
IMO, this is the ONLY way to see the...
Carol M
, Apr 2017
IMO, this is the ONLY way to see the Van Gogh museum. Kees the guide speaks perfect English and his expertise is both engaging and comprehensive. I learned so much more than I expected and it was fascinating. He combines all aspect of Van Gogh's craft -- his personal history, his family, his artistic influences, the development of his skill as an artist, the time in which he lived, etc. I HIGHLY recommend this tour. It costs more than the group tours, but there is absolutely no comparison!

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