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The Rijksmuseum is located in a unique historical building from 1885 by architect PJH Cuypers. The museum is dedicated to Dutch art and Dutch history. The collection is exhibited in over two hundred rooms and includes works by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. In addition to paintings from the Middle Ages to the 18th century and the 19th century, the museum also exhibits sculptures, applied art and modern art. The most famous work in the collection is The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn.

Alternative name:

nl Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam

Museum type(s)

Art & Design History & Anthropology


Renaissance art & Early modern art

Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm


The Rijksmuseum’s ticket desk closes at 4:30 pm.
The Rijksmuseum Gardens, Rijks Shop and Café are also open to visitors without a ticket from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

More opening hours


0 - 18 Free
19 and over €20.00
Rembrandtkaart Valid
CJP Pass 50% discount
Holland Pass Free
I Amsterdam City Card Free
Museumkaart Valid
KOG Free
Friends of Rijksmuseum Free

More admission


  • Coffee

  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Credit card

  • Parking


Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Permanent exhibitions


All exhibitions


Rijksmuseum has 11 ratings.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Feb 9, 2021
(Review in Dutch)

Het gebouw was super mooi! Het is zonder twijfel het mooiste museum in Nederland, echt een aanrader dus. Deze collectie bevat alleen maar hoogtepunten en elk kunstwerk is prachtig. Je kan hier met gemak uren, zo niet dagen rondlopen zonder je maar een seconde te vervelen, zo interessant was het. Alleen was het een beetje onduidelijk waar wat was, dat is een groot minpunt, dat is - 1 ster. Het andere minpunt zijn de tergend lange rijen, ik zelf hoefde niet lang te wachten als man, maar mijn vrouw moest maar liefst 30+ min wachten! En we wilde iets eten uit het restaurant, alleen de rij was zo lang, dus zijn we maar lekker thuis iets gaan eten. Verder was het wel een top ervaring!

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Monday, July 27, 2020 Jul 27, 2020
(Review in Dutch)

Prachtige collectie, toch zijn er geen Corona maatregelen behalve een looproute waar al die toeristen zich niet aan houden

  Visited on Monday, July 27, 2020

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

My daughter purchased two tickets for our anniversary last year and the E-ticket was printed in Dutch.
On arriving in Amsterdam we were told the tickets had expired as it was just over a year. Called the main office told the same even after explaining we can't read Dutch. Her problem was they couldn't read the expired barcode!!!! She suggested that we email the groups department as they should be able to help us.
Emailed them and after 2 days no reply, we call again and they would call us back. Again no response so we call again and we're told by the group women that she can't do anything for us rules are rules and we were over the year. When I asked to speak to a manager "that wasn't possible as all three managers don't deal with customers" !!!! When confronted with the question " is the €35 that we paid last year also invalid now" her reply was no but you can't get a refund!!!
Conclusion , on customer service this museum and their personel are a complete disgrace to tourists.
Any form of compromise or thinking outside the box unfortunately isn't in their mentality.
Shameful and definately a bad advert for Amsterdam and Holland

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Monday, August 12, 2019 Aug 12, 2019

Extremely disappointing. We arrived 1st thing so missed most of the queues, it wasn't too busy. The signage is terrible, once everyone has entered they stand there in a clump, trying to work out which way to go. There is no signage at all, none.
The room numbering on the floor plan is nonsensical, you could reasonably expect room 2.20 to be next to 2.2, no, it goes 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, so 2.20 is between 2.19 and 2.21, so 2.11 is no where near 2.1 either, it is a real mess. No signs anywhere to help you.
And sadly the content of the exhibits is such a let down, if you are expecting a display of Rembrandts and Van Goghs don't get your hopes up, 3 minor Van Goghs and the Nightwatch (which is currently behind a huge glass enclosure being restored so you can't see it anyway). A lot of minor Dutch masters and an awful lot of random exhibits which really shouldn't be there, why is there a plane on the 3rd floor?
Go to any major gallery in any major city and you will see far more quality Dutch art than they have at the Rejksmuseum. Save yourself €20 and a lot of queuing.

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  Visited on Sunday, August 11, 2019

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Jan 3, 2018
(Review in Dutch)

It is a great museum. It was crowded. But while waiting in the line for guests without tickets we booked online on our smartphone. Then we could skip the street and walk right through the entrance of people with tickets and cards.
It was a bit disappointing that, once inside, We had to queue twice for the coatcheck. Shouldn't be too hard to hire some extra people.
We saw the masterpieces and some other treasures. Beautiful art in a beautiful building.

  Visited on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Dec 26, 2017

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  Visited on Monday, December 25, 2017

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Feb 16, 2016

A must-see if you’re in Amsterdam. Although there can be a big queue, it moves rather quickly. It is a lovely museum with a very large collection of interesting objects and paintings. I guess one of the best collections in the world!

  Visited on Saturday, February 13, 2016

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Monday, January 11, 2016 Jan 11, 2016
(Review in Dutch)

Een belevenis. Het museum telt zo veel objecten dat je er wel even zoet bent. Enige nadeel is dat het er erg druk is en daardoor de wachttijden bij de toilet, de garderobe en het restaurant erg lang zijn.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Jan 6, 2016

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is very impressive. It’s very huge so you’re going to need some time to view it properly. If you’re not interested in art, history or art history, don’t bother going. If those topics do interest you, you should definitely visit the Rijks!

  Visited on Sunday, January 3, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Nov 17, 2015
(Review in Dutch)

Het Rijksmuseum te Amsterdam is het mooiste museum van Nederland. Daar is geen twijfel over mogelijk. Na de verbouwing is het nog fantastischer geworden en hierdoor nog meer een must-see! Een collectie die alleen maar hoogtepunten lijkt te hebben, maar als extra hoogtepunt de eregallerij heeft, met schilderijen van onder andere Rembrandt en Vermeer. Voor iedereen een must-see!

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