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Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

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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 and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
$213.49 per adult
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Museums tour
Angelo was a great guide. He gave us so much information and the museums would not have been worth it without knowing the history and stories of the art. You can tell Angelo loves what he does and I highly recommend this tour and him as a guide!
Manmeet_M, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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Amazing!
Anonymous, Aug 2021
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Very good price. The canal cruise is totally worth it, especially in the evenings. You'll have an audio guide and nearly no waiting time. Booking the canal cruise ticket was a bit complicated because you had to go to a tickets and tours shop near Amsterdam central station to book a time slot. Rijksmuseum was amazing too and is a must see!
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Amsterdam evening tour in the Rijksmuseum
Gregory_B, Aug 2021
Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!
Anna was a great tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly, going early was great since we avoid the crowds around the Rembrandt pieces, a great experience overall.
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Great guide, must do!
James_B, Aug 2021
Rijksmuseum Private VIP 2.5-Hour Tour with Art Historian, starting at 9 AM
Had 2 days with him, also did Van Gogh, and were super impressed with his depth of knowledge and interest in teaching and enthusiastic approach. Really recommend and also leave a couple of hours for after the tour, huge museum!
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Excellent tour!
Monique_L, Jul 2021
Rijksmuseum Guided Tour Plus Skip-the-line Ticket To The Museum
Excellent tour! Our guide was informative and interesting. She answered all questions and provided interesting information about the art and the history behind the paintings.
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A Great Experience
AJ_Mehaini, Jan 2020
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
I had a great time learning and viewing the art of Rijksmuseum. It was a great timing to visit the museum as it was calm and had few visitors. I’d like to thank our tour guide Cecilia for being so kind and professional and for making every story of the paintings interesting and exciting. She made sure to explain and listen/answer all our questions and points.
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Reijksmuseum in 2 hours
Paul_S, Mar 2020
Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!
Marten was a terrific guide! Hit the highlights with great context and answered all our questions; highly recommended!!
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Well worth the price
guyvilardi, Feb 2020
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
Victoria did an excellent job on TWO museums !!!! Very informative and detailed- she took the time and set a good pace. We viewed just about every piece !!! Thank you and well done
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Personalized and informative
Joanna P, Jan 2020
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Cecilia was absolutely fantastic. She opened our eyes to how the Dutch lived so that we could apply our new knowledge to all Dutch art and not only the pieces we saw with her. Incredibly informative and personalized because we only had one other person on the tour for a total of three guests. Cecilia was fabulous and completely worth the money.
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Rijks and Van Gough Tour
gmsielschott, Dec 2019
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
Selina was a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable with every aspect of this tour. She made sure that everyone in our group was enjoying themselves and answered any questions we had. I can only hope that the next tour I do will have someone like Selina to lead the tour. Thank you for a wonderful time!!!
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Fantastic Guide -we learned so much!
bbking2019, Nov 2019
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
We really enjoyed our tour. Selena was so knowledgeable and very kind and friendly. We left with a great appreciation of art and history of the Netherlands. Highly recommended!
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boat and museum combo
Dr Larrie G, Oct 2019
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
Worked out well. Boat trip was very close to our hotel and you should check this out before booking.There was no line at the Rijk Museum
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Excellent tour of Rijksmuseum
car_lra, Oct 2019
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
So worth doing. We are a family of four and were the only ones on the tour with Ilaria. She was a great guide and explained the background and context of paintings and artists that was memorable and really brought the paintings alive.

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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