The Rijksmuseum hosts the largest art collection of The Netherlands. It's magnificent collection covers over seven centuries of art. This tour is a co-production of 3 guides working with Heygo: Ton, Lee and Mark. To many of you familiar names. Why 3 guides? Just to give you the optimal experience: Mark does the camerawork, Lee is the audience and Ton gives the narrative. We believe in multitasking but we are also convinced that 3 guys focusing on just one activity provides a better result than one person doing all the tasks. Ton has been guiding in the Rijksmuseum for over 20 years and loves sharing this collection of exceptional art, objects and furniture. Context is key to understanding what the artist was saying and on each tour Ton chooses several great, and also lesser known works. He discusses them from both a broad historic perspective and also focuses on the finer details and the messages that these spoke to the viewers of the time.
After his graduation in social geography, just in between the big bang and the collapse of the Roman empire, Ton worked on a science program for children and on urban planning in Amsterdam. He found out that his happiest moments were those were the interaction was not with the keyboard but with people. This made him decide to make a living out of guiding. Initially related to urban planning and architecture, later on the scope became much wider: art, history, society. As a social geographer Ton always looks for the reasons behind present day reality: why was a town founded? Why did it grow, or not? Why such an enormous church or city hall in a small town? Ton's philosophy about life is rather simple. He believes the sense of being is Sharing LKW: Love, Knowledge, Wine.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
23 September 2021
This tour was so much fun and so interesting! It certainly ended too soon! Can't wait to have this tour series back!
18 September 2021
I shall miss Ton's tours but aim to catch up with the repeats. These tours are brilliant and you learn so much on them. I'd recommend them to anyone interested in paintings and history as Ton gives bucket-loads of both on each tour.
13 September 2021
This entire series presented by Ton, Mark & Lee was absolutely wonderful, fascinating, enjoyable, & well worth getting up early! They work well together & are great at conveying their knowledge of the art world. Thank you for your collaboration!!!💟💟💟
13 September 2021
I'M VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT SET OF TOURS!
13 September 2021
Super tour. Great team of guides.