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  • Address: Museumstraat 1, 1070 DN, Amsterdam, l, Netherlands
  • 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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Canal Cruise with Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

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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

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Skip The Line Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Day Cruises
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Skip The Line Rijksmuseum

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Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass

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Duration: Valid for 1 month after time of first use

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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Sightseeing & ... 
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

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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

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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

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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 entry ...  Read more

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Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum Small Group Amsterdam Tour, Amsterdam, Skip-the-Line ... 
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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Guided Tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, City Tours
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Small-Group Guided Tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

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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.)

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Private Tour: Skip the Line Ticket and Guided Tour of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, ... 
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Your guide will share the stories behind each must-see work of art and artifact. Your 2-hours private tour of the Rijksmuseum will take you through a ...  Read more

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour, Amsterdam, ... 
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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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