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Vermeer Exhibition - the Master of Light at the Rijksmuseum Tour

Discover the greatest collection of Dutch Masters, including a ticket for the unique Vermeer exhibition

Rijksmuseum tour including the Vermeer exhibition

Discover the Dutch masters in a small group tour of the Rijksmuseum –  the Netherlands National Museum.

The Vermeer exhibition ended in June 2023. But there are still several Vermeers that can be seen in the Rijksmuseum. Some of the famous works will stay until Oktober 2023. Book our Private Tour and see these Vermeers and a lot more. 

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See the works of Vermeer, the master of light

Our group tour starts with the Vermeer exhibition, where you will enter into the world of the Master of Light.

Unfortunately, it is not permitted for guides to tour within the exhibition.

However, we will provide you with tickets and assist your smooth entry into ‘the never to be repeated’ exhibition. Once inside you will take a self-guided tour through 27 (out of 37) works of Vermeer.

Never before have so many of Vermeer’s paintings been displayed in one location.

Milkmaid and the Girl with a Letter


As you make your way around the intimate galleries, you will discover famous pieces such as the Milkmaid, Girl with a Letter and View of Delft. There are also many lesser-known and seldom-seen works such as his biblical pieces; Christ in the House of Mary & Martha and Sint Praxedis.

Once you have thoroughly explored the 27 delightful works of Vermeer, our guide will be waiting for you at the Rijksmuseum cafe. Here, should you wish, our guide will discuss the artwork you have just viewed, using digital imagery to assist in the experience.

Explore other Dutch Masters including Rembrandt

Together you will then take a 2-hour guided tour of the Rijksmuseum. The highlight of this tour is the Gallery of Honour where you will find Rembrandt, Steen and Frans Hals. The Nightwatch is very much the star of this gallery, but there are many more paintings for you to discover.

The museum library is also a favourite stop of our guides, who are very happy to adapt this tour to suit your wishes. If you would prefer a more light exploration of the museum, or perhaps an in-depth study of some of the works, we have the tour for you.

Details of our Rijksmuseum tour including Vermeer exhibition:

4-hour tour

  • Entry into the Vermeer exhibition, for a self-guided tour
  • Coffee, post-exhibition discussion with our guide
  • Rijksmuseum tour


*the schedule may change order depending upon the time of day of the tour


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience this Sell Out exhibition,  ‘a Show More Precious Than Pearls’ (as described by the NY Times) for yourself.

However, we offer an alternative private tour through the Rijksmuseum to see some of the other famous Dutch Masters like Rembrandt, Hals and Steen. 

Click here for the alternative Rijksmuseum tour. 

This was a great tour, great art, great history and the guide was clever, funny and well-informed. Thank you Roser for guiding us! We would book you again when in Amsterdam.

Jill A.

January 2023

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Private Tour
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