4 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Museumstraat 1, 1070 DN
  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 7pm
  • Admission: Adults: € 17.50, Children (18yrs and under): Free
The Rijksmuseum, or National Museum, is the premier art museum of the Netherlands, and no self-respecting visitor to Amsterdam can afford to miss it.

The collection includes some 8,000 paintings spread over 80 galleries, most importantly those by Dutch and Flemish masters from the 15th to 19th centuries. The emphasis, naturally, is on the Golden Age. Pride of place is taken by Rembrandt's Nightwatch (1650), showing the militia led by Frans Banning Cocq. Other 17th century Dutch masters include Jan Vermeer (The Milkmaid, and Woman in Blue Reading a Letter), Frans Hals (The Merry Drinker) and Jan Steen (The Merry Family). 

Other sections include Sculpture and Applied Art (delftware, dolls' houses, porcelain, furniture), Dutch History and Asiatic Art in the Asian Pavilion, including the famous 12th century Dancing Shiva. The museum's famous print archives have some 800,000 prints and drawings. In addition to the 800 years worth of Dutch art and history housed in this museum, the gardens and restaurant will help round out any visit.

Practical Info

The Rijksmuseum is located on the Museumplein, at Stadhouderskade an Museumstrasse. The museum is easily accessible via tram to Hobbemastraat. Nearby attractions include the Heineken Experience and the Van Gogh Museum. Although you can only see a fraction of the huge collection of art on display, allow at least a half a day for your visit.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Board a private boat for an intimate 2-hour cruise along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals. Customize the route to your preferences and see ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.27

Canal Cruise with Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

View the sights of Amsterdam from the famous Amsterdam canals on a relaxing cruise. See the world-famous 'Nachtwacht' at Amsterdam's finest museum, the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $51.60

Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 328 Reviews

There is no better way to see Amsterdam than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Amsterdam attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $21.79

Skip the Line: Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum Tour Including Amsterdam Canals Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 147 Reviews

Enjoy a full day of Amsterdam’s outstanding art, culture and scenery with this museum tour and canal cruise combo. Avoid the lines and gain skip-the-line ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.07

Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Relive the glory of the most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt van Rijn, on this customizable private walking tour in Amsterdam. The artist ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.66

Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 327 Reviews

Enjoy free or discounted admission to must-see attractions and museums in Amsterdam and other popular Dutch cities such as The Hague and Rotterdam with the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Valid for 1 month after time of first use

From USD $45.87

Amsterdam Canal Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Rijksmuseum Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Combine a hop-on hop-off canal boat tour of Amsterdam with a visit to Rijksmuseum – the Netherlands’ national museum that houses a collection of Dutch Golden ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 24 or 48 hours

From USD $48.74

Private Fast Lane Rijksmuseum Tour in Amsterdam

Enjoy a private guided tour in the recently renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Your private tour is customizable. You will use the fast lane and are permitted ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $286.68

Small-Group Guided Tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

The Dutch Golden Age and its most distinguished collection on earth. The museum’s magnificent collections includes works by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Van Gogh. ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $147.93

Private Tour: Skip the Line Ticket and Guided Tour of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Designed as an introductory tour for first-time visitors, your guide will help you discover this recently renovated museum that has a magnificent collection of ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $147.93

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message