The Rijksmuseum is most definitely the best known museum in Amsterdam and an absolute must see for anyone interested in art and culture. The building itself is an overwhelming structure to see, which gives an extra dimension to all the amazing artworks that are being exhibited inside. Absolute showpiece of the Rijksmuseum is the world famous Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, which is located at the very center of the museum.
Among the other featured artists in the Rijksmuseum you’ll find:
- Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
- Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
- Jan Havicksz. Steen (ca. 1625-1679)
- Frans Hals (ca. 1582-1666)
- many more…
Watch the video below to get a good impression of the treasures that are awaiting you at maybe the most impressive museum when it comes down to artworks originating from The Netherlands…
Introduction video: Rijksmuseum
Opening hours Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum is open 7 days a week 365 days a year, including national holidays like King’s day, Christmas day and New Year’s day.
|Monday||09:00 – 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 – 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 – 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 – 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 – 17:00|
|Saturday||09:00 – 17:00|
|Sunday||09:00 – 17:00|
Tickets and prices
Tickets for the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum can be acquired from entrance. Though we strongly advice to purchase your tickets online, as this will save you loads of time. It’s pretty much always busy in the Rijks, no matter time of the day or year. National holidays and weekends make the queue even longer. But don’t worry, with the blue button below you can order your e-ticket in advance. You will receive your e-ticket on your mobile phone and will be able to walk right in.
|Minors till 17||Free|
Skip the line tickets for the Rijksmuseum
Wouldn’t you feel a bit silly wasting your precious time in Amsterdam in the humongous ticket line pictured above? You should! Especially with the knowledge that there’s no need to. If you use the blue button to order your tickets, you will receive instantly on your mobile phone. You can walk straight to the entrance while you laugh at the people in the queue. Easy as that!
Discount tickets for Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum offers 50% discounted tickets for visitors in possession of the European Youth Card, Amsterdam City Card or Cultureel Jongerenpaspoort (Dutch Cultural Youth card). Minors younger than 18 get free entrance to the Rijksmuseum.
If you don’t have any of the cards listed above, but still would like to have a discount you can buy a combination ticket. You can choose to combine the Rijksmuseum with either a canal cruise or a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. The combination ticket with the cruise saves you €3,- per ticket, the ticket with bus tour €1,- per ticket.
Address, contact information and route to the museum
As the museum is located in the city centre it is advisable to use public transport, a bicycle or just walk your way to the museum. From de Leidseplein (Leidse Square) it’s just a 10 minute walk to the Rijksmuseum. Scroll down to find information on public transport and a city map to find the museum either by foot or by bike.
1071 XX Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 6747 000
From lots of areas in Amsterdam there trams available to take you to the Rijksmuseum. Depending on where you hop on the tram you either have to get out at the stop Rijksmuseum, Museumplein or Spiegelgracht. The following trams will take you to these stops:
From Amsterdam Central Station:
- Tram 2, heading to Nieuw Sloten, stop Museumplein
- Tram 5, heading to Amstelveen Binnenhof, stop Museumplein
- Bus 170, heading to Uithoorn, Amstelplein, stop Rijksmuseum or Museumplein
- Bus 172, heading to Kudelstaart, stop Rijksmuseum or Museumplein
From Amsterdam Sloterdijk:
Tram 12, heading to Amsterdam Amstel, stop Museumplein
From Amsterdam Amstel:
Tram 12, heading to Station Sloterdijk, stop Museumplein
From Amsterdam Zuid WTC:
Tram 5, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Museumplein
From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport:
Bus 197 heading to Marnixstraat, stop Museumplein
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The Rijks is known to be the best museum in Amsterdam. But what did you think of the museum? Did it live up to your expectations? How much time did you spend in the museum? Was it well worth the money? Do you think it’s overrated? Please leave your review of the Rijksmuseum and help out other travellers to decide whether or not the museum is something for them to go and see.
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There is so much to see in the Rijksmuseum! It's amazing how close you can stand to these world famous artworks.
If you're interested in art, culture and history the Rijksmuseum is a must!
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