Day Tour

Cabinet of Curiosities: Rijksmuseum for Families (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Context Travel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Valid for Travel Now Through: 20 Mar 2019

Cabinet of Curiosities: Rijksmuseum for Families (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

The Rijksmuseum is one of the world’s great museums, reopened to much fanfare in 2013 after a decade-long renovation. During this 2.5-hour family tour, we’ll discover the (sometimes hidden) treasures of the museum’s extensive collection and building. We’ll explore a wide variety of objects carefully and in doing so understand more about the Netherlands, its history and culture. This will in turn lead us to talk about why objects are kept in museums and what they can tell us about the past—and the present. Armed with props like magnifying glasses and torches, families will have the opportunity to interact with some of the Rijksmuseum’s most inspiring objects and artworks, from ancient elk antlers to magic lantern slideshows; giant model ships and planes to beautifully detailed dolls houses. At each stop, our docent, leveraging visual thinking strategies, will engage the young adventurers with inquisitive questions and activities, in addition to putting the items into their art historical context.At the end of our time together, we’ll not only be familiar with some of the treasures of the cabinet of curiosities that is the Rijksmuseum and a broad understanding of some key moments in Dutch history; we’ll also have learned new techniques for looking at and discussing objects and art in museums.

About Us

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six other people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our "docents" are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.

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Terms & Conditions

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within three business days need to be made by phone to the emergency number provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations within three business days made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored. Other terms and conditions may apply.



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