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  • Address: Museumstraat 1, 1070 DN
  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.
  • Admission: Adults: € 17.50, Children (18 and under): Free
The Rijksmuseum, or National Museum, is the premier art museum of the Netherlands, and no 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.

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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 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 $67.11

Skip the Line: Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum Small Group Amsterdam Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

This 5-hour small-group museum tour in Amsterdam guarantees you skip-the-line access to two of the most important museums in the city: Van Gogh Museum and ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.68

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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 $146.73

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 178 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 $108.06

Canal Cruise with Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 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 $51.19

Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Skip The Line Rijksmuseum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Embark in an unique experience through Amsterdam's canals and understand why they have been awarded UNESCO's World Heritage status. This 75-minute City Canal ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.12

Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 337 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 $45.50

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

4 star rating: Recommended 42 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 $47.20

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 $284.36

Private Tour: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam VIP Entry and 3-Hour Guided Tour with Art Historian

Meet your senior art historian guide at the Rijksmuseum, the main museum for Vermeer, Rembrandt and other 17th C Dutch art. Enter with VIP status and enjoy the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $398.11

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