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Rijksmuseum Tickets

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum boasts a remarkable collection of over 1 million objects, including paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Witness works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, Ferdinand Bol and many more. Book Rijkmuseum tickets here to get direct admission, guided tours, and combo experiences.
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Rijksmuseum Tickets Guide

Rijksmuseum is the national museum of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam. Its collection comprises 1 million objects from the years 1200 to 2000, featuring 650,000 paintings and 5,100 drawings, 700 sculptures, and  250,000 photographs, all major works by Dutch artists. Read on to know about the various Rijksmuseum ticket options, opening hours, what to see, and more. 

All Your Rijksmuseum Tickets & Tour Options

Rijksmuseum is one of the most popular museums in Amsterdam, frequented by millions each year. There are several ticket options to choose from, depending on your budget, schedule, and convenience. If you’re looking to access the attraction on a budget, book standard entry tickets, or if you are keen to discover more about the museum’s history and iconic works of art displayed here, book a detailed guided tour. You can also explore more of Amsterdam at a lower price with combo tickets. These ticket options are explained in further detail below.

Standard Entry Tickets

Guided Tour

Combo Tickets

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option to explore the museum, the standard entry tickets are your best option. Enjoy direct access to the attraction, including permanent and temporary exhibitions and make the most of your time exploring the Rijksmuseum’s massive art collection.

Recommended Experiences 

Enjoy direct admission to the museum that hosts one of the world’s largest art collections with your Rijksmuseum entry tickets. Make your way across the galleries and marvel at over 8,000 exhibited works of art including Van Gogh’s Self-portrait, Vermeer’s Milkmaid, and Rembrandt’s Nightwatch.
If you want a complete understanding of the history, art collections, and famous artists who have been featured here, choose a Rijksmuseum tour. You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide who will regale you with interesting stories and trivia about the museum and its art. An added benefit of booking a guided tour is that you also enjoy skip-the-line access.

Recommended Experiences

Get an intimate experience of the Rijksmuseum on a small group tour. With your expert guide, enjoy a 2-hour tour and discover the museum’s top works of art.
Combo tickets are great for those who want to explore the best of Amsterdam while on a short trip with a limited budget. Along with the Rijksmuseum, enjoy other experiences in the city such as a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, a cruise, a hop-on hop-off tour, and more. Enjoy two experiences for a reduced price with combo tickets.

Recommended Experiences

With this combo ticket, enjoy skip-the-line entry to the iconic Rijksmuseum and then go for a relaxing cruise along the Amsterdam canals.

Plan Your Visit to Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Opening Hours

Getting There

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What are Rijksmuseum’s opening hours? 
The museum is open everyday of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
When is Rijksmuseum closed?
The Rijksmuseum reopened to the public on 25 January 2022 following a brief closure due to the pandemic.
What is the best time to visit the Rijksmuseum?
Early opening hours between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM is the best time to visit if you want to explore the museum with fewer tourists.
How long is a Rijksmuseum tour?
A guided tour of the Rijksmuseum usually takes 2.5 hours. If you prefer to explore the museum on your own it is recommended that you atleast tour for 2-3 hours.
Where is the Rijksmuseum located?
The Rijksmuseum is located on Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
How do I reach the Rijksmuseum?
You can take the following transport routes to reach the museum:
By tram: The closest tram stop is Rijksmuseum which is located just outside the museum. It is a 12-minute ride from Central Station. 
By bus: You can take route 288 which runs through the closest bus stop, Ruysdaelkade. The stop is a minute’s walk to the museum. 
By metro: The nearest metro station is Vijzelgracht which is only a 10-minute walk to the museum.
Is parking available at the Rijksmuseum?
Rijksmuseum does not have parking or valet service for its visitors. However, there are more than a dozen of supervised parking spaces available within a 700-meter radius of the museum. 
Is the Rijksmuseum wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Rijksmuseum is entirely accessible by differently-abled visitors. 
Is storage facility available at the Rijksmuseum?
Yes, there is a cloakroom where you can leave your luggage, umbrella and large bags for free. 
Is photography permitted at the Rijksmuseum?
You can take photos at the Rijksmuseum without lighting, a tripod, or props.
Does Rijksmuseum have dining options?
The museum houses a restaurant and cafe. Rijks restaurant serves the town’s best authentic Dutch menu and the Cafe is perfect for small bites and coffee.

What to See at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam boasts an extraordinary collection of artwork by some of the finest artists to have ever lived. Here are some noteworthy paintings that should not be missed during a tour.

The Night Watch by Rembrandt

The Night Watch is a famous, large oil painting on canvas by Rembrandt. It is also known as The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch. Completed in 1642, it hung in what was then "Tromp's citadel", which has since become the museum known today as the Rijksmuseum.

The Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn

The Threatened Swan is a painting by Jan Asselin that was completed in 1650. It depicts swans on the banks of the Amstel river, in front of Asselijns' hometown Amsterdam. The artist was very interested in painting the beauty and tranquility of nature.

Portrait of a Young Couple by Frans Hals

Portrait of a Young Couple is an oil painting on canvas by the artist Frans Hals, painted in 1633. The painting is considered to be one of his finest pieces. It depicts a young couple dressed in typical clothing for nobility from that time, the clothing identifies them as rich nobility.

Girl in a Blue Dress  by Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck

This oil painting uses a painted design format called Vernis Martin, which is silver-like in appearance. The painting depicts a young girl looking away from the viewer while she plays with her dress. The Girl in a Blue Dress paintings are extremely rare today; in 2015 there were only three known surviving examples left in public collections.

Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer

Milkmaid was painted from 1658–1660. There are several elements of symbolism within this work of art; for example, there are three items that are displayed front and center: a mop leaning against the wall, a broom below it, and an empty bucket atop the broom. These three objects represent poverty, industriousness, and purity respectively.

Best Museums in Amsterdam

Here are the best museums in Amsterdam that you can definitely add to your itinerary. 

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries. It has a collection of more than 200 paintings and 400 drawings by famous artists. The museum received 2.6 million visitors in 2015. Its main building is closed for renovations until at least 2018. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets.

Heineken Experience

The Heineken Experience Museum explores the art of brewing beer. It was started by the Heineken company over 30 years ago. A tour introduces guests to the process of brewing beer, ingredients used, marketing, and famous advertising campaigns used to promote the drink throughout history. Book Amsterdam Heineken Experience tickets.

NEMO Science Museum 

NEMO is an interactive science center that opened on 17 February 1987. It contains over 700 hands-on science exhibits of various artists that you can touch and play with. NEMO also hosts traveling exhibitions from other museums around the world that are either too large or too expensive for most museums to purchase. Book NEMO Science Museum tickets.

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House was a secret apartment where Jewish writer Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II. This autobiographical museum is considered to be "the only concrete witness of the persecution of the Jews". Over 1 million people visit this non-profit museum every year. Book Anne Frank tours.

National Maritime Museum 

The National Maritime Museum was opened on 26 October 1962 and it centers around the maritime history of the Dutch people. One room within the museum contains over 5,000 model ships of all kinds, ranging from very tiny scale models to ones that are larger than life-size. Over 500 boats have been crafted for this collection alone. Book National Maritime Museum tickets.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Rijksmuseum 

  • Rijksmuseum tickets can be booked online. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to ensure limited visitor capacity and maintain distance.
  • Wearing masks while in the museum is mandatory for all visitors.
  • Sanitization stations are placed everywhere for visitors to sanitize their hands frequently. 
  • The social distance of 1.5 meters from each other is mandatory. 
  • The crowd has to move unidirectionally and markers have been placed to guide them to avoid clutter. 

Rijksmuseum Tickets FAQs

Are Rijksmuseum Tickets available online now?

Yes, Rijksmuseum tickets are available online now. Guests are advised to prebook their tickets online so as to get their preferred date and time of visit.

What safety measures are in place at the Rijksmuseum?

Tickets are now available online to ensure reduced visitor capacity and crowding. Compulsory usage of masks, social distancing, sanitization stations around the corners, limited capacity, and unidirectionally movement of visitors are some safety measures in place at the Rijksmuseum.

What are the different types of Rijksmuseum tickets?

The different ticket options available are standard entry, guided tours, and combo tickets. You can book standard entry tickets to enjoy direct admission into the property or a guided tour if you want to know the inside-out of the museum and its collections with a knowledgeable guide. Combo tickets offer entry to the Rijksmuseum with additional experiences included such as a canal cruise, entry to Van Gogh Museum, or a hop-on hop-off tour.

Are discounts available on Rijksmuseum tickets?

You can enter the museum for free if you are aged 18 or younger.

What are Rijksmuseum opening hours?

The museum is open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

How do I get to the Rijksmuseum?

You can take the following transport routes to reach the museum:
By tram: The closest tram stop is Rijksmuseum which is located just outside the museum. It is a 12 minutes ride from Central Station. 
By bus: You can take route 288 which runs through the closest bus stop, Ruysdaelkade. The stop is a minute’s walk to the museum. 
By metro: The nearest metro station is Vijzelgracht which is only a 10-minute walk to the museum. 

What is the best time to visit the Rijksmuseum?

Early opening hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM is the best time to visit if you want to explore the museum with fewer tourists.

Is the Rijksmuseum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Rijksmuseum is entirely accessible by wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Is photography allowed at the Rijksmuseum?

You can take photos at the Rijksmuseum for personal use. The use of tripods or flash photography is not permitted.

Are dining options available at Rijksmuseum?

The museum houses a restaurant and cafe. Rijks restaurant serves the town’s best authentic Dutch menu and the Cafe is perfect for small bites and coffee.
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