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Van Gogh Museum and Red Light District guided tour

Availability: Everyday
Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Choose between a small group up to 8 people or a private tour
  • Skip-the-line museum entry
  • Visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works
  • Walk the salacious streets and coffee shops of the Red Light Distric
What to expect

Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t shy about indulging in a few dark pleasures, and after this tour, you’ll understand why. Trace some of those vices in an engaging and – hopefully – dignified manner on this 5 to 5.5 hour, small group or private guided tour. Skip-the-line with your guide who will provide tickets that are valid for the whole day. This tour was designed for first-time visitors to learn about the relationship between the artist and Amsterdam’s iconic Red Light District, a relationship that resulted in Van Gogh painting a few scandalous works of art.

You’ve probably heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you actually know about this Dutch artist? We’ll introduce you to the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits on this intimate, small group tour. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheat field with Crows” or “Yellow House.” Visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works to learn about his turbulent life stretching from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, don’t worry, that whole ear incident will be discussed.

Then after a break for lunch, remain as dignified and serious as possible as your guide discusses the legal drug vendors, the leather neighborhood, and the smoky “coffee shops” that attract people from around the world. Cast away your guilt and judgement, and discuss the etiquette and laws that will allow you to appreciate this district to its fullest after the tour. Your professional guide will lead you through the salacious streets and coffee shops of the Red Light District, following in the footsteps of Van Gogh himself.

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What's included
  • Skip-the-line
  • Entry to the museum
  • Professional tour guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Private transportation included between locations (only if deemed necessary)
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up or dropoff
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  • Children ages (0-9): Reduced
  • Youth ages (10-17): Reduced
Where

Hobbemastraat 18, 1071 ZB Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Meet your guide outside the Cobra Cafe by the Toilet/Parking entrance on the north side of the building facing the Rijksmuseum. (between the bicycle lane and the Cobra Cafe).

What to remember
  • Choose to join a small group tour or enjoy a private tour at checkout
  • Small groups don’t exceed 8 people
  • For small goup tours a minimum of 2 guests is required for it to operate
  • In the event that this number is not met an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • Please note this tour will run, rain or shine
  • You may be asked to show your ID, please bring your passport or ID card
  • Luggage or large bags are not allowed
  • Private transportation included between locations (only if deemed necessary)
  • Unfortunately this tour is not available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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When
  • Tours operate daily at 1.30pm
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Booking fee
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