Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum
4.5
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
About
The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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  • Ian M
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    Incredible collection of Dutch and other art through the centuries. The app (download in advance) gives detailed information about individual pieces as well as a variety of well-organized tours. Sadly, we could not get tickets to the special Vermeer exhibit that was going on during our stay, and all Vermeer paintings have been moved from their usual spaces so we did not see any. Rembrandt's "Night Watch" is currently being restored and so is somewhat obstructed by restoration equipment, but still impressive. Plan to spend at least three hours or more for full benefits.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 April 2023
  • tee d
    Wake Forest, North Carolina64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vermeer exhibition was amazing, and enjoyed other parts too!
    We had tickets to the Vermeer exhibition, so spent most of our time there. The exhibition was incredible, with Vermeers loaned by museums all over the world to get 26/37 paintings under 2 roof. Guide app was very good and a help when one has a little trouble reading the text on the wall associated with the gallery and the paintings. We also spent time around the Rembrandts - also amazing art. The cafeteria was a very nice surprise. The food was very good and reasonable (if you go to the restaurant, you have to sign out and get a chit to return to the museum , which is not required when you stay inside at the cafeteria)
    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 April 2023
  • ssbelltx
    New York City, New York1,037 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Major Museum Dutch Focus
    Unlike some larger museums in metropolitan cities, the Rijks Museum has a decidedly Dutch focus. Chock full of treasures and masterpieces. The Night Watch is under renovation but within view of the public. The Vemeer Exhibit was extraordinary. The rooms were thoughtfully laid out and commentary meaningful.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Diptych
    Hampton, United Kingdom1,287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical
    Vermeer exhibition was uncannily brilliant and the rest of the gallery was as good as ever. Not to be missed in any AMS visit. Discovered on this most recent trip that the architect was also responsible for the Central Station. Obvious when you know.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Fred v
    Hoover, Alabama12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great highlights tour
    We saw all the highlights of the Golden Age of Dutch art. One of the teenagers really engaged about whether "the storm was coming or had just occurred". Great to get the kids involved! Only wished our guide would have not disappeared when it was over. Every one of us wanted to tip him!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 23 April 2023
  • winniew425
    Pinole, California18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this museum
    The Rijskmuseum is a mordernization of historical architectural building that is full of art pieces dating from 1600 to 1900. I enjoy the most are their paintings. The art pieces are grouped by the genre and so you would see a few self portraits displayed side-by-side. If you like art/painings, this museum is not to miss.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 April 2023
  • Frank O'Connor
    Dublin, Ireland70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class!
    A stunning building with a bicycle track running through it and a wonderful modern conversion in the entryways. Fantastic collection of Northern European art largely focused on the Dutch golden age. The main hall and Night Watch are fantastic in themselves. Very well organised place with a great cafe and shop
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2023
  • VT
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do
    Very well organized museum. This should not be missed in Amsterdam. Book tickets and time slot in advance, then the queueing will be minimal. It's easy to find your way around different floors and rooms. I personally loved the Dutch artists who portrayed traditional Dutch landscapes. The Night Watch is being repaired, so you cannot get close to the painting, but still it's amazing.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Maureen H
    Jay, New York38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots to see
    Wonderful museum, just too much to see on one visit! Book ticket and time in advance and plan on spending several hours. The free highlights audio tour helped to focus our visit and provided good information. The building itself is also interesting, which I always appreciate in a museum.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Travel the World
    San Francisco, California1,136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Helpful Tips
    Take the Vijzelgracht metro stop to arrive within steps of the entrance. It is best if you purchase your museum ticket in advance, especially if you want to attend the featured exhibit. Your ticket will have an entrance time assigned which they allow you to arrive 30 minutes early or 30 minutes late. If you find yourself needing extra tickets and they are showing sold out online I recommend that you arrive early and go to the outdoor ticket booth by the gift shop. I was able to get one extra ticket this way. They have a nice cafe inside that can get very crowded during lunch hour, so plan accordingly.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
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JS19772017
Dublin, Ireland67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
World class museum. Only a very short visit and there are so many highlights to see. Rembrandt pairings are worth the visit alone. Enjoyed seeing lots of naval history paintings and artefacts. The art library and dolls houses are unique things to see.
Written 18 April 2024
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desifoto
Ashland, WI748 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It was so crowded. Too crowded. There were tons of school trips going on. I was surprised that they didn’t have many famous pieces of art. I figured they would, but nope. The building is gorgeous and so are the grounds around it.
Written 17 April 2024
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itstewart
Flower Mound, TX44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Classic Museum learning about the past! Definitely a must go! Best time to go is to get reservations early or toward closing to avoid crowds!
Written 17 April 2024
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raim monosa
Munich, Germany85 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
There are several museums in Amsterdam.
There are very few places to visit. We are bored in this city.
We looked for tourist places. We couldn't find anything. There are only bars and nightclubs.
life is different here.
It's not really for us.
we didn't like
Written 17 April 2024
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Michael Underwood
Tallahassee, FL37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
One of the great museums of the world. The Frans Hals exhibit was well organized and explained. The great Dutch Masters Rembrandt and Vermeer were well presented. I only wished more visiters were able just to look instead of jostling to take pictures with their cell phones.
Written 13 April 2024
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Familytravelmaven
Milwaukee, WI507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It’s packed for a reason… the quantity and quality of the art. Unfortunately the audio guide wasn’t working and so we didn’t know how to visit effectively. We didn’t get the story of Rembrandt nor appreciate the collection as much. The lines are long so arrive about 30 min prior to your scheduled entrance time.
Written 13 April 2024
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Nikki B
Aberdare, UK46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It’s not a museum, it’s an art gallery.
I’m not remotely into art, and was expecting to at least learn something about Dutch history given that this is the national museum of the Netherlands. I didn’t.

I have no idea why everyone lists this as a ‘must see’. We used our iamsterdam city cards to get in, so it felt free, I’d have been really miffed if I’d paid full price. It is literally random gallery after random gallery with no history or context. Don’t get me wrong, I can sit and stare at a painting and appreciate that it’s a great work of art but 1000s of them was a bit much for me.

We would have spent significantly less time here if we hadn’t had to navigate the seemingly endless stairs.

The staff were friendly enough but I can’t help but feel that an history nerds will be severely disappointed.
Written 11 April 2024
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randibarrell
Hilton, NY9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The tour guide never showed up. I had read about this company no-showing in a previous review but thought that the good reviews outweighed it. Unfortunately I was wrong. We waited for over an hour, called the tour company (who told us we had canceled, even though it was still and active booking) and Viator. Not a reputable company, would not recommend at all. Only got 1 star because Viator returned our money.
Written 11 April 2024
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MillDawn89
Flower Mound, TX36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It has the best collection of the Dutch Masters. It is crowded and you need to be patient while touring. We only allowed 2 hours for our visit and we could have easily spent all day. We did a guided tour and it as worth it since she could show us the highlights since our time was limited. They had both lockers and a cloak room to check your belongings. The building itself is a work of art and the gardens surrounding the museum are beautiful.
Written 10 April 2024
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BrownianMotion
London, England, United Kingdom23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I learnt a lot about mediaeval Europe, and the connections between art and religion. Vermeer and Van Gogh pictures were amazing. The basement Asian art was nice surprise. Appreciated their honesty about colonialism and slavery behind most of the artefacts.
Written 4 April 2024
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