About  The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum was established‎ on 31st May 1800. It is a Dutch national museum, dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam and has 80 galleries and a collection‎ of over ‎1 million objects, hence one can never have enough time to view all the objects and treasures on display. The estimated number of visitors was 2.35 million in 2016. Come over and see the timeless masterpieces of Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Pierre Cuypers and several other great artists. Visit the Cuypers Library, and behold the oldest and most extensive collection of art history literature. You can also savor several gastronomical pieces of art at RIJKS, the museum's Michelin-starred restaurant.

Must See

  • Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn’s most famous painting.
  • Gallery of Honour with paintings of Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Vermeer and Rembrandt.
  • A gorgeous collection of Delft blue pottery ranging from tea sets to vases.
  • Cuypers Library, the biggest and oldest art history library in the Netherlands.
  • Unique dolls' houses that provide a detailed view of everyday life in the 17th century.
  • Complete collections of miniature silver work, musical instruments, glass, porcelain, an impressive armoury and a large number of ship models.

How to reach

From Central Station: trams 2 and 12 (Rijksmuseum tram stop); From Zuid Station: tram 5 (Rijksmuseum tram stop); From Sloterdijk Station: tram 19 (Spiegelgracht tram stop) From Amstel Station: tram 12 (Rijksmuseum tram stop) or metro to Weesperplein, then tram 1, 7 or 19 (Spiegelgracht tram stop); From the Marnixstraat regional bus station: 288 (Rijksmuseum bus stop); From Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: bus 397 (Rijksmuseum bus stop).

Tips

  • Avoid the queue at the ticket counter.
  • Have your discount card ready to show at the entrance check.
  • Ticket online €19, at the ticket counter €20.
  • Register as a group at the ticket counter if you are 15 people or more.
  • Book your multimedia tour in advance.
  • If you do not have tickets visit the Rijksmuseum Gardens, Rijks Shop, and Café from 9:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
  • Do not carry bottles or bottles containing liquid.
  • Do not touch any objects on display.
  • Do not bring any pets, except for a  service dog.
  • Do not smoke here.
  • Do not drink alcohol on the premises.
  • Hand over any lost property found to the museum authorities.
  • The information desk has forms to be filled in case if you want to register any complaints.
  • Make use of Placemat-sized information cards, printed in many languages.
  • Avoid crowds by arriving early or late afternoon (after around 3:00 p.m.– last admission at 4:30 p.m.).
  • The number of visitors allowed into the museum at a time is limited.

Visit Time

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

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Waiting Time

1 to 2 hours

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

 

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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Weather

Few Clouds 13.01°C

 

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