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Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.
Museumstraat 1, 1070 DN, Amsterdam, l

The Basics

No surprise, this stellar national museum gets crowded. Consider purchasing a skip-the-line ticket, which lets you head right inside. To maximize your experience of the Rijksmuseum, visit with a licensed art historian, either as a private guide or on a group tour. Or combine a canal cruise with a skip-the-line ticket, allowing you to see the museum on your own schedule.

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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Private Guided Museum Tour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Private Guided Museum Tour
$119.84 per adult
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Wonderful Experience
This was a very good tour to be introduced to the Golden Age. The museum is so big and having a tour the first visit is so helpful. Our guide was great!
Kathleen_M, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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Mahalo, Holly! :) She’s the best!
Keenan_A, Jun 2022
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour
Holly was knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. She made my umpteenth visit to the Rijksmuseum an extremely enjoyable experience! :) 🤙🏾
star-4
Great time
Renee_L, Jun 2022
Skip-the-line to the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam experience
This was a great experience and the staff were very helpful. We found it a little confusing to navigate thru but once we got the hang of it it was OK. The bathrooms were clean and they have free lockers for your backpacks, etc.
star-5
The guide made the difference
Ita_H, Jul 2022
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour
Very informative and guide was excellent. It is definitely worth getting a guide to give you a different perspective on the paintings
star-5
Art history made easy
Craig_G, Jul 2022
Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!
Marten was very knowledgeable. He made a massive museum manageable while making certain we saw the most significant highlights. His knowledge of historic context gave meaning to the art.
star-5
Outstanding guide
Jean_S, Jul 2022
Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!
Our guide, Anna, was a delightful and knowledgeable guide. I learned a lot about each of the artists. Great experience.
star-5
Interesting
Patrick_J, Jun 2022
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Private Tour
Excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable and courteous. I have said plenty and don’t want to say anymore.
star-5
Everything was great!...
Mark_T, Jun 2022
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Private Tour
Everything was great! Thanks a lot! Our guide was very knowledgeable. The whole tour was very well organized.
star-5
Guide made the tour great.
Tanya_F, Jun 2022
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour
My guide Holly was engaging and knowledgeable. She did a great job of making it highly worthwhile. The museum is incredible. It’s beautiful and full of treasures.
star-5
Highly recommended
lois_K, Jun 2022
Skip-the-line to the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam experience
Everything was smooth and worked great. We received the link to the tickets by sms and viator forwarded them by email. We also had a link for the audio guides. It had 3 city tours. I definitely recommend this combo!
star-5
An essential view of Amsterdam.
Olympia_G, Jun 2022
Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum
I learned a lot about the history of Afterdam. The boat moved slowly so we could detect all details in buildings and structures.
star-5
Museum Highlights
prepschoolblues, Apr 2022
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Private Guided Museum Tour
Melissa gave us a comprehensive and well paced tour of the Rijksmuseum. This was very helpful because the museum is quite large and it would be difficult to find all these highlights in only two hours. She explained the history and context of many iconic pieces. I would recommend staying longer after the tour to explore the collection, which is extensive of Dutch culture and world art.
star-5
History and Art brought to life by our excellent guide Faustina!!!
JoMarie_M, Mar 2022
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
Very informative day with our very knowledgeable and personable guide Faustina. Splurge on semi-private tour and it will be worth every penny. Faustina made our combined tours of Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh an outstanding one! Highly recommended!!! Thank you Faustina for sharing with us your extensive knowledge of the masters’ art!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Allow at least a half-day for your visit, although even in four hours you’ll be able to see only a fraction of the Rijksmuseum’s huge collection.

  • You do not need a ticket to visit the gardens, shop, or café, all of which are open daily from 9am to 6pm.

  • The museum has free Wi-Fi.

  • Flash photography, selfie sticks, and videos with lights are not allowed.

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How to Get There

The Rijksmuseum is located in Amsterdam South on the Museumplein (“Museum Square”), at Stadhouderskade and Museumstrasse. It is easily accessible via tram to Hobbemastraat. Nearby attractions include the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. The Red Light District is also within walking distance.

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When to Get There

The museum is open 365 days a year, with the busiest months being April, May, and August. During the museum’s peak hours—10am to 3pm—the estimated wait time at the ticket office is approximately 20 to 30 minutes, so it’s best to book a skip-the-line ticket. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

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The Rijksmuseum’s Notable Works

The Dutch Golden Age in Holland was a time of prolific art and powerful commerce, and some of the most famous paintings on display at the Rijksmuseum include works from this time period. Be sure to see Rembrandt's “Nightwatch” (1650), showing the militia led by Frans Banning Cocq. Other featured 17th-century Flemish and Dutch masters include Jan Vermeer (“The Milkmaid,” “Woman in Blue Reading a Letter”), Frans Hals (“The Merry Drinker”), and Jan Steen (“The Merry Family”). Beyond the celebrated paintings, other notable galleries include Sculpture and Applied Art (Delftware, dollhouses, porcelain, furniture), Dutch History, and Asiatic Art in the Asian Pavilion, which includes the famous 12th-century bronze statue of a dancing Shiva.

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