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Rijksmuseum Tickets

With your Amsterdam Rijksmuseum tickets, enjoy access to magnificent masterpieces created by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Ruisdael, and other famous artists. Check out Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, then view Vermeer’s immediately recognizable The Milkmaid. 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?!

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Our tips for RijksMuseum

  • Book in advance. 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 online ahead of your trip to save yourself a lot of time. To avoid crowds, try entering the museum right when it opens because it becomes packed with people between 11 am and 3 pm. But don’t forget that most museums halt all admissions at least 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Holland Pass. 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.
  • Download the app. Enrich your Rijksmuseum tour 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.

Good to know

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 sides 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 1930s to prohibit motor vehicles from using it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Tickets?

    The best time to visit the Rijksmuseum Museum is April through May. You’ll have the chance to avoid the massive crowds of tourists that fly in during the summer and enjoy the best weather of the year. The months of September through November also see lesser crowds. Winter is understandably cold, but the upside is that airfare and accommodation are cheaper.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    If you’re going by tram, just take Tram 2 or Tram 12 to the Rijksmuseum stop. 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. Otherwise, if you’d prefer to drive around Amsterdam, then you should know that there is no parking near the entrance of the museum. Try parking in the paid Q-Park parking structure underneath Museumplein on Van Baerlestraat. You can also get the IAmsterdam City Card which offers unlimited use of Amsterdam’s whole public transportation system during the card’s validity, as well as free entry to a number of museums.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Rijksmuseum?

    Rijksmuseum opens from 9 am to 5 pm every day including national holidays.

  • Q: What is Rijksmuseum known for?

    The Rijksmuseum is known for its vast collection of one of the finest artworks of prominent artists. One of the largest museums in the city, it spans over 1.5 km and houses famous paintings by artists like Johannes Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

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