Be dazzled by Van Gogh’s work and experience the lively city of Amsterdam from the water!
This tour combines two of the most desirable attractions in Amsterdam. Not only are you able to visit the renowned Van Gogh museum, but also experience Amsterdam the best possible way – on the water! At the Van Gogh museum you can explore the largest available collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. Make sure not to miss the highlights of Van Gogh’s collection such as; Sunflowers, Almond Blossom and The Potato Eaters. Just a 5 minute walk away are the popular canal boats of Blue Boat Company. Cruising through the canal district of Amsterdam is one of the most popular things to do. Enjoy the view of historic Amsterdam from a unique perspective and learn more on this lively city during a 75 minutes canal cruise. This package is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Amsterdam!
Van Gogh Museum:
The Van Gogh museum conducts research on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and the art of his time. He is one of the Netherlands’ most famous artists. Walking through the museum, be sure to utillize the availability of the audio guide, which explains each work and tells the story of Van Gogh’s life. Not only do you have the chance to see up close some of the most famous and exquisite paintings in the world, but you are also experiencing the story of how such work came to fruition and what elements impacted them.
Amsterdam is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the North. 100 kilometers of canals divide the city into small islands, connected by amazing historic bridges. These seventeenth century canals were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in August 2010. The “grachtengordel” or the canal district includes four main canals: Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht. Many of the canal houses in the Amsterdam Canal District are from the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. Many buildings have since undergone rennovation which accounts for the varying architectural styles and facades.
During your canal cruise you will have the opportunity to learn all about the canals and the history of Amsterdam! There is so much culture and tradition to share and the best view is definitely from a boat in the famous canals!
As you can see, a visit to the Van Gogh museum and a cruise through the canals are two of the must-dos while touring through Amsterdam! Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity – get your combination deal tickets today!
|LOCATION||Van Gogh Museum: Museumplein 6, Amsterdam|
Blue Boat Company: Stadhouderskade 30 (opposite Hard Rock Café), Amsterdam
|OPENING TIMES||Van Gogh Museum: daily 9.00 – 18.00 h, on Friday 9.00 – 22.00 h | 25 December 2016 – 8 January 2017, daily 9.00 – 19.00, Friday until 22.00 h, Saturday until 21.00 h|
Blue Boat Company: Summer season (March – October), daily 10.00 – 18.00 h, every 30 minutes | Winter season (November – February), daily 10.00 – 18.00 h, every hour. Note: during the Amsterdam Light Festival (1 December 2016 – 22 January 2017), the last departure is at 16.30 h.
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||Tram: 1, 2, 5 stop : Museumplein|
Bus: 170, 172, 197 stop : Museumplein
|BEST TIME TO VISIT||Van Gogh Museum: before 11.00 h and after 15.00 h|
Canal Cruise: all day
|DURATION||Van Gogh Museum: 2 hours|
Canal Cruise: 75 minutes
|TICKET TYPE||Direct e-ticketing|
The interactive audio guide offers an attractive multimedia experience allowing you to discover all there is to know about Vincent van Gogh. The audio guide is tailor-made for those wishing to visit at leisure, see the highlights or perhaps discover with your family. The audio guide is offered in 10 languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese.
The Blue Boat Company Canal Cruise, departure point Stadhouderskade opposite Hard Rock Café, offers audio commentary in the following languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese (Mandarin), Cantonese, Korean, Swedish & Finnish.
- Van Gogh Museum: wheelchair accessible
- Canal Cruise: Blue Boat Company offers wheelchair lifts
- Van Gogh Museum: direct access with your e-ticket at the fast track entry | Children up to 18 years old are free of charge | audio guide € 5,00 for adults, € 3,00 children (13-17 yrs), children aged 6-12 years join their parents for free
- Canal Cruise: exchange your e-ticket at the cash desk to enter the Canal cruise | A surcharge is required during the Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise (1 December 2016 – 22 January 2017).
- The largest collection of Van Gogh’s masterpieces in the world.
- An extensive selection of unique and luxury gifts, design, souvenirs, jewellery, posters and books are available in the Van Gogh Museum shop.
- Being one of the most famous museums in the world, the Van Gogh Museum can have lengthy ticket lines. Our skip the line tickets give you priority access.
- Exhibitions: Now on view: Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot: In the Forest | 7 July 2017 – 10 September 2017. This exhibition combines wooded views and landscapes by Vincent van Gogh with those of such painters as Theodore Rousseau and Camille Corot. Up next: The Dutch in Paris 1789-1914. Van Spaendonck, Jongkind, Van Gogh, Van Dongen, Mondriaan | 13 October 2017 – 7 January 2018. Paris! The City of Light has been an inspiration for centuries. The French capital drew artists from across Europe in the 19th century. The exhibition will present Paris through the eyes and hearts of eight Dutch artists.
- Relax and enjoy the views during a 75-minute Canal Cruise.