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Rijksmuseum Tickets

Marvel at beautiful works of fine art created by the Dutch masters during a Rijksmuseum tour!  With your Rijkmuseum tickets, you’ll enjoy access to magnificent masterpieces created by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Ruisdael, and other famous artists.  Check out Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, during your Rijkmuseum trip.  Then, view Vermeer’s immediately recognizable The Milkmaid as part of your Amsterdam sightseeing vacation.  Make sure you don’t miss Girl in a Blue Dress by Verspronck, which is one of the most popular pieces in the entire museum.  And, if you’re planning on checking out some of the other top Amsterdam attractions, why not combine an Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum tickets?  Or, pair a City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour with a Rijksmuseum trip.  You can even pick up a Holland Pass, which includes free entry to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Heineken Experience, and many other Amsterdam points-of-interest.  It’s one of the smartest things to do in Amsterdam if you already know you want to see absolutely everything the city has to offer!


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Our tips for RijksMuseum

  • At times, the line for the ticket window of the Rijksmuseum can stretch as far as the eye can see.Consider purchasing a skip-the-line ticket to save yourself a lot of time.
  • Enrich your Rijksmuseum experience with the museum’s free app.It provides a multimedia tour of the galleries, which offers an insightful look into the artwork and artists’ histories.
  • I you prefer avoiding crowds, try entering the Rijksmuseum right when it opens because it becomes packed with people between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Rijksmuseum is in April and May.  These months provide your best chance to avoid large crowds of tourists, which are common during the summer.  You’ll also experience Amsterdam’s best weather of the year.  September through November, the footfall at Rijksmuseum begins to dwindle, but fall weather in Amsterdam can be quite unpredictable.  You’re just as likely to experience a gorgeous, clear day as you are a gloomy, rainy one.  Winter is rather cold.  However, should you find yourself on an Amsterdam trip during the winter, you can take advantage of less expensive airfare and lodging.  At any point in the year, the best time of the day to visit the Rijksmuseum is right when it opens because the lines are shorter and the galleries less crowded.  If you’re a late riser, try entering the Rijksmuseum around 3:00 p.m. or later.  Most visitors on a Rijksmuseum tour have already left by then. 

Getting there

Getting to the Rijksmuseum is simple.  If you plan on using Amsterdam’s popular tram to get around the city, just take Tram 2 or Tram 12 to the Rijksmuseum stop.  Otherwise, you can also take the Metro by hopping on No. 52 and alighting at the Vijzelgracht stop.  Another option is riding a bicycle to the Rijksmuseum.  It represents the least expensive option and you can do your Amsterdam sightseeing by getting around town like a local.  Otherwise, if you’d prefer to drive around Amsterdam, then you should know that there is no parking near the entrance of the Rijksmuseum.  Try parking in the paid Q-Park parking structure underneath Museumplein on Van Baerlestraat.  Lastly, the smartest way of getting to the Rijkmuseums is with the iAmsterdam City Card.  It offers unlimited use of the Amsterdam’s whole public transportation system during the card’s validity, as well as free entry to Rijksmuseum, itself.

Money saving tips

Short on cash?  That’s O.K.!  Try purchasing an iAmsterdam City Card, which offers free entry to the Rijksmuseum and a bunch of other top Amsterdam attractions!

Did you know?

Fun Facts – Impress your tour group with this Rijksmuseum trivia!


  • The massive wall paintings that you see in the Rijksmuseum were once painted over in white by a misguided Art Director who thought they were a distraction.Luckily, they were restored nearly 40 years later.
  • If you come across a suit of armor that’s missing a thigh guard, that’s because it belonged to Admiral Jacob van Heemskerck, who lost his leg to a Spanish cannonball and was killed.
  • In 1715, Rembrandt’s The Night Watch was trimmed on all four side to fit its new home, which removed two characters on the left side, as well as the top of the arch.
  • Rijksmuseum is the only museum on Earth that has a road going right through the middle of it!But, to protect the building and the priceless art, a law was passed in the 1930’s to prohibit motor vehicles from using it.

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