Young Thinkers: Family tour at the Rijksmuseum

Group Tours Family Rijksmuseum

Make the most of your visit to Amsterdam with a 2 hour Rijksmuseum family tour with an experienced museum educator. Experience Dutch history and learn how to look at famous paintings and fascinating objects through family-friendly activities and discussions.

The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of Dutch art and history featuring collections spanning 800 years in the facility’s 80 rooms. Recently re-opened after 10 years of renovation, the museum is home to some of the greatest and most famous works of Dutch art, from Vermeer’s tiny masterpiece, The Milkmaid, to Rembrandt’s epic group portrait, The Night Watch.

On this specially designed 2 hour Rijksmuseum family tour, your museum educator will show you the highlights from museum’s extensive collection from the smallest to the largest objects. We will also explore famous paintings from the Dutch Golden Age including famous paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others. In addition, we will discover items from Dutch maritime history, the famous dollhouses, Delftware flower pyramids and an aeroplane (!) to vividly demonstrate the wealth of culture throughout Dutch history.

The focus of the family tour will be on learning to look carefully at art and museum objects using questions and discussion. We will practise our skills of observation through slow, careful looking and become art detectives looking for hidden meanings and symbols. Activities have been carefully designed to engage both children and adults in discovering how every object tells a story.

The Rijksmuseum family tour has been developed for families with children aged 6-13 years. If your children are younger than 6 years, please contact us for a modified programme. For families with older children, the Rijksmuseum Dutch Golden Age private tour is also suitable.

What’s included:

Admission to the Rijksmuseum

Private family tour in English

Services of an experienced English-speaking museum educator

All local taxes

The Rijksmuseum is open every day of the year from 9am-5pm. The best time to visit is at 9am to avoid the crowds!

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