- Duration: 2 hours
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My visit to Amsterdam was for only two nights. I’m an artist, so the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum were the most important attractions on my list. Due to its popularity, I wasn’t aware I had to purchase Van Gogh tickets in advance online. I was so disappointed. Luckily I found this small group tour and signed up. Our guide, Marjoke was very pleasant and informative. She spoke perfect English and was educated about art history. She took us on a very interesting tour with an educational backstory of the important pieces of art. I left the tour with a broader understanding of the art and Van Gogh himself. My only frustration was some of our participants were late and we had to use precious time waiting for them! Also, the tour didn’t include the special Rembrandt exhibition at the Rijks but luckily we were able to get tickets. That should be clear in the description. Marjoke was an excellent tour guide! I’d recommend this tour.
Good value for money tour. Our female guide was excellent, with a lot of knowledge and she took us to the different areas of the city as advertised. We did not go to the park because is too big and required extra time. Be prepared to walk if you really want to know the city, not only in this tour, because Amsterdam has very narrow streets mostly designed for pedestrians and bicycles. Be careful with the cyclists because they appear out of nowhere and "in groups". We visited many important areas, monuments, building, bridges and we had wonderful views of the city. We had time for coffee and restroom stops too. I greatly recommend it!
The guide, i am not sure his name.. and Italian.. was excellent.. He not only knew a great deal about the paintings and the history, but he was friendly and helpful. By the time i got to the Van Gogh museum i could no longer walk. He got me a wheelchair and pushed me all through the museum. He helped us on the elevators and finding the facilities. He was the best. peace, Harriet
Our guide picked us up at our hotel for the walking tour. He gave us choices and went at our pace. We learned so much about the city and were able to navigate with some assurance after his tour. We asked questions about their way of life and felt that we got a real feel for the way of life in Amsterdam.
Really enjoyed our cycle around the Amsterdam sights, very easy and informative cycle around a spectacular city. But be warned it is a very busy city for cyclists so keep your eyes n ears open as they fly around from directions.