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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 and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
$240.36 per adult
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Amsterdam not to be missed.
Excellent guide, Jojse, was very knowledgeable and provided historical perspective to the museum and the art that was displayed. Our tours of the Riksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum were excellent. Would highly recommend.
Terence_S, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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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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Great tour!!
Cathy_F, May 2022
Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour
Dan was great!! Patient and easy to understand. I liked the interesting things he pointed out about the paintings. Great knowledge of history as well as art!
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Museum Highlights
prepschoolblues, Apr 2022
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private 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.
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Amazing place to visit
tommaso_a, May 2022
Skip-the-line to the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam experience
Just note it is huge! You will need at least a couple of hours or maybe even more. The Viator staff was very helpful, I called to get the instructions and they sent me the tickets directly to my phone. Use the audio guide or the map to make the most out of it!
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Wonderful museum
Valbona_K, May 2022
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
Love the museum and the whole experience! Rembrantd my favourite! Monique was such a passionate guide and she transmited us so much!
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Being inside this famous...
Jeanne_B, May 2022
Skip-the-line to the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam experience
Being inside this famous museum at our own pace before the crowds arrive and seeing the Rembrandts and Vemeers
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The perfect guided tour!
Tomasz_B, May 2022
Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour
We participated in an excellent guided tour with Wybe (also known as Daniel). Wybe was very engaged and spoke with passion. We also appreciated his openness to questions and... sense of humor. The tour was very informative and gave us a lot of interesting knowledge about Dutch history of art.
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Cécilia is a patient and...
Alain_R, May 2022
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour
Cécilia is a patient and passionate guide, bravo! She knows well her subject and helps us to discover with her
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Putting yourself back to the 16th century
William_N, Apr 2022
Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Small-Group Guided Tour
WE had a very nice and informative visit with our guide seeing the high lights of the Wonderfull Rijksmuseum. Will worth it to understand the development of the Dutch Masters.
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Melissa is the best for Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museums
Alicia_S, May 2022
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
Melissa is a wonderful museum guide. Definitely do a semi-private skip-the-line tour, but I suggest one museum per day as you are able to stay in the museum when the tour is over. If you do two museums in one day you cannot go back to the first. So enjoy the tour, especially if Melissa is your guide, then stay and see everything else!
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Stop asking
maureen_D, May 2022
Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!
Great info. Very informative Wonderful No more. This is why I don’t like ti do reviews I answered leave me alone
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Don’t go without Dr. Kaldenbach
Michael_P, Apr 2022
Rijksmuseum Private VIP 2.5-Hour Tour with Art Historian, starting at 9 AM
Enlightening explanation of the paintings we were seeing by Dr. Kaldenbach. It added so much to the experience.

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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