Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

At the heart of the art district, this street is home to many of Amsterdam's premier galleries and antique dealers.

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Canal Cruise
Enjoy the perfect view of Amsterdam’s highlights from its canals.
De 9 Straatjes
A photogenic zone of nine cobbled streets full of designer stores, vintage boutiques, cafés and galleries.
Amsterdam's picturesque ancient court has a fascinating religious history.
Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market)
The city's most fragrant attraction is the only floating flower market on the planet.
A magnificent building with a collection to match, this is the Netherlands' most popular national museum.
Van Gogh Museum
A stunning collection of works by the world's most eminent Post-Impressionist.

Related Tours

The Best of Amsterdam's Art Museums - Private Tour including Entrance Tickets
With skip the line access to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, this tour is perfect for all art enthusiasts and culture vultures. 

  • Explore the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum
  • Learn about the history of Post Impressionism 
  • Visit the iconic Rijksmuseum
  • Quiz your guide about phenomenal Dutch artists 
  • Conclude with shopping in Nieuw Spiegelstraat
Dutch Master

Perfect for the arty-farty, culture vultures out there: discover the remarkable cultural heritage of the Netherlands on this comprehensive half day museum tour. Your first stop will be the world famous Van Gogh Museum- not just a thorough collection of Post Impressionist art but also as an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Amsterdam. 

Chronicling the development of the exceptionally talented Vincent van Gogh as well as featuring the work of some of his influential contemporaries, this extensive collection boasts more than 200 painting and 500 drawings made by the prominent Dutch artist. The collection will take you on an epic journey through the life of the artist, detailing the different creative periods that characterised Van Gogh’s genius and insanity. 

Get to Know Amsterdam

You will then move on to the evocative Rijksmuseum. Considered of Europe’s most extensive collections, the “State Museum” first opened to the public in 1800 and is home to over one million pieces of work, both from the Netherlands and abroad. From neolithic artifacts to the Dutch masters, including van Dyck and Jan Steen- a trip to this stunning museum will not disappoint. Throughout your tour you will have the opportunity to discuss any of the artworks you see with your expert guide, who will be more than happy to share their passion for art with you.

You will conclude this fabulous tour  shopping in the stunning Nieuw Spiegelstraat- a centre for beautiful Dutch antiques and pottery as well as for thoroughly modern design. 

We created this tour because 
the galleries in Amsterdam are incredible and extensive, and are best placed in context through an experienced guide and local.  
Markets and Masterpieces: Private Full Day Highlights Tour inc Tickets
This full-day walking tour give you a taste of the culture, beauty, and history of Amsterdam. 

  • Begin your tour exploring the comprehensive Van Gogh Museum
  • Learn about Dutch art history at the Rijksmuseum
  • Pop to the popular shopping district of Nieuw Spiegelstraat to buy gifts and antiques
  • Grab a bite to eat nearby the Flower Market (food not included in price)
  • Visit the enchanting courtyard of Begijnhof
  • Take a short walk to the 17th century Westerkerk Church
  • Explore the boutiques and cafes at Nine Streets 
  • Walk past Anne Frank's House and learn about the Second World War
  • Conclude your tour in the trendy neighbourhood of the Jordaan District
Stunning Amsterdam 
You will begin your tour exploring the must-see Van Gogh Museum, with the most comprehensive collection of his works in the world. You will also pay a visit to the beautiful Rijksmuseum, which holds over one million objects chronicling Dutch history from 1200 to the present day. You will then head to the nearby popular shopping district of Nieuw Spiegelstraat- a centre for beautiful Dutch antiques and pottery as well as for thoroughly modern design. A short stop at the world famous Flower Market is an absolute must, where you will grab a bite to eat at a local vendor and perhaps buy some colourful and fragrant tulips.

A Few Hidden Gems

You will also get to experience some of the hidden gems of Amsterdam, including a visit of the Spui Square where local booksellers and artists vie for your attention, as well as a visit to the enchanting courtyard of Begijnhof- a place of quiet sanctuary in the heart of Amsterdam. You will also explore the picturesque Nine Streets with its myriad independent boutiques and beautiful cafes. From here it is a short and utterly worthwhile journey to the 17th century Westerkerk Church with its impressive 85m high tower. 

Fascinating History

 From here you will pass the iconic Anne Frank’s House, where you will spend some time with your expert guide hearing about the tragic history of Amsterdam’s Jewish community during the Second World War. 

You will end your tour with a stroll around the beautiful Jordaan District, traditionally a rather poor neighbourhood, attracting amazing artists and poets, including Rembrandt and the famous 17th century Dutch writer Joost van den Vondel. Jordaan is now a bustling centre of creativity, full of young artists, entrepreneurs and trendy students taking their coffee in the myriad trendy cafes and restaurants. Are you ready for Amsterdam?


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