What are you wondering about? Discover a unique and fun way to visit museums as a family Discover Amsterdam's museums in-depth with Thinking Museum private tours. Team-building museum workshops tailored to your requirements

Based in Amsterdam, Thinking Museum research, design and deliver high quality, innovative learning activities, private tours and training for museums and cultural organisations, individuals and companies.

For museums and cultural organisations, we design educational programmes and run training workshops for museum educators and docents. For individuals and family groups, we offer in-depth and bespoke private museum tours in Amsterdam. For companies we create and design corporate workshops focusing on developing the skills of critical thinking and creativity using art and historical objects.  

Thinking Museum is passionate about promoting engagement and curiosity in the museum through the use of  Visible Thinking.

Claire did a wonderful job of keeping all of us fully engaged for the 2.5 hours. She definitely knows her art history from the Golden Age and the history of the museum and she was terrific with the kids. We highly recommend a visit to the Rijksmuseum, and in particular, a guided tour with Claire.
Clare Vincent
Claire was amazing with kids and adults too. She immediately engaged all of us and knew how to redirect the kids as needed. She has extensive knowledge throughout the museum as well as Amsterdam. Recommended
Stegman Family
Claire provided an amazing tour to our families including props and books to engage the four children. The writing/drawing activity she presented allowed the kids to participate through the entire time.
Danielle Kalletta
We will ALWAYS remember you. Truly one of the highlights of our travels.
Meg Sippel and family, Denver, Colorado USA
A fascinating overview of the Golden Age by in-depth study of paintings and artefacts. The time flew by.
Lynn Biggs
Claire Bown has a true knack for making museums come to life.
Joy Silver
Claire pre-purchased our tickets (saving long lines and making both museums possible) and was delightful and knowledgable. Absolutely worth doing this way!
Kathy Flynn
We had a great time! Two days full of inspiration, new ways to think and look at art. We loved the discussions and going through Het Rijks Museum and Het Scheepvaartmuseum with all the strategies. Learned a lot about motivating the public going deeper (more than 9 seconds) in looking at art. Thanks for these experiences Claire and Gundy!
Thanks for a great time! My team LOVED it
Deanna Schindler Ord, Sr. Digital Services Manager, Philips
I had a wonderful experience with Claire's Thinking Museum tours; she truly did make me think!
Irene Risser
Truly enjoyable and we learned so very much. Excellent from beginning (easy to contact via email and tickets pre-purchased to avoid waiting on line) to end!
Sandra Stowell
I can't imagine a better introduction to The Night Watch, contrasting the more traditional posed pictures with Rembrandt's depiction. Highly recommended
John Payne and family
Claire was a superlative guide. Very knowledgeable, well spoken, pleasant and prompt! I can't think of anything that did not work. In a fairly condensed period of time, Claire gave us a clear overview of the Dutch during their trading zenith.
Heidi and Lou Charleson