Rijksmuseum

Enter your dates to find available activities

Rijksmuseum: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum Entrance Ticket

    1. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum Entrance Ticket

    Treat yourself to a wonderful day in one of Amsterdam’s grandest museums, the Rijksmuseum, located in the heart of the city. The Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collection features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’, which takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall allowing visitors to enjoy every tiny detail.  Visitors can expect much more than just paintings by Dutch Masters from the Golden Age. The Rijksmuseum’s expansive, evocative collection also includes Delftware, sculptures, archaeological artefacts, clothing, Asian art, prints, items from Dutch maritime history, and many other culturally significant objects, all combining to vividly retell 800 years of Dutch history within a global context. And naturally, the collection isn't frozen in time – new items such as ...

    Musée avec des expositions biens organisées avec un plan simple est précis. Musée très riche non seulement en peintures ; mais également en œuvres d'art diverses : porcelaines, armes , maquettes de bateaux...

  • The I Amsterdam City Card

    2. The I Amsterdam City Card

    Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Van Gogh Museum (time slot ticket required, book via iamsterdam.com/timeslot), the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, and Rembrandt House Museum. The card also comes with discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Madame Tussauds and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. You can also enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam. Complete listing offers I amsterdam City Card Enjoy free entrance* with the I amsterdam City Card to the following museums and attractions Free admission to the follo...

    Due to Corona, book all the places time slots in advance. One should book van Gogh museum in advance before getting there. If u want to be sure, ask in advance for certain restrictions that are not in the booklet e.g. A dam lookout accessible with the city card only til 18.

  • Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

    3. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Canal Cruise Combo Tour

    Combine 2 of Amsterdam’s must-do experiences with this tour of the Canal Belt by boat and entry to the legendary Rijksmuseum. Admire the beautiful canal boats and merchant houses from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise that takes you along some of the historic waterways. Dug in the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Feast your eyes on the decorative façades of the canalside buildings, and marvel at all the different styles of gables, such as clock, spout and neck gables. Pass iconic architecture, including the Skinny Bridge over the Amstel River, the legendary home of the World War 2 diarist Anne Frank, the imposing Westerkerk, and the old Port of Amsterdam. Then, disembark to enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Rijksmuseum. See masterpieces by the Dutch masters of the 17th century, including Rembrandt’s “The Nighwatch” and V...

    The Rijks was really amazing and the canal cruise was very enjoyable with all we got to see. I didn't realize the Night Watch was so large.

  • Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    4. Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and traveling like the locals do. On this quirky Amsterdam bike tour you will use the city’s most beloved form of transportation and hear stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time. Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Cycle over bridges, along idyllic canals, and into hidden courtyards. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the picturesque city. At each stop your guide will tell you about the history of the sites that you’re visiting and also about Amsterdam's culture.

  • Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    5. Amsterdam: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Amsterdam is a world-class cycling city, and there’s no better way to explore it than on this 2-hour bike tour. Count on the years of experience of the first company in Amsterdam to offer guided bicycle tours, with friendly guides that will show you the authentic Amsterdam on a relaxed tour of the city. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Visit the old western harbor, cycling through a maze of idyllic canals, and ride into hidden courtyards where you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph the picturesque city. In addition, you will get to explore the various diverse neighborhoods of Amsterdam, riding through the Jordan Quarter, where you will pass Rembrandt’s house, continuing to the Rijksmuseum, a state museum dedicated to art and history, and exploring the infamous Red Light District, where you can experience Amsterdam’s underground cult...

    Frank was an excellent guide and gave us lots of information, he easily answered all of our questions. A fun and great way to see the city. Thanks Frank

  • Amsterdam: City Highlights 2-Hour Bike Tour

    6. Amsterdam: City Highlights 2-Hour Bike Tour

    Do Amsterdam the Dutch way and join a 2-hour small city bike tour of the major highlights. Groups are kept to a maximum of 12 people per guide to allow for a more intimate and personalized service. Starting at the Nieuwezijds Kolk, just a few minutes walk from Centraal Station, grab your iconic yellow city bikes and pedal off to see famous attractions, such as the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Pedal through the charming Jordaan quarter, and the leafy Vondelpark. Discover the city’s most beautiful bridge over the Amstel, nicknamed the “Skinny Bridge.” And bike around the infamous Red Light District. An experienced guide will lead the way, narrating the fascinating story of Amsterdam’s evolution over the years.

    This was one of the highlights of my trip! The tour guide was so knowledgeable about Amsterdam, and shared all sorts of cool information and stories about the city. We were able to see a large portion of the city on the 2-hour tour. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam!

  • Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

    7. Amsterdam: Private Bike Tour with a Local

    The best way to explore Amsterdam is like the locals do, on a bike. You will meet your guide in the bike shop and be given a city bike that is comfortable for you. During the tour you will stop at a number of interesting places where your personal guide will tell you about the history and architecture of the city. Discover some of the most important sites and learn all about the rich history of Amsterdam. Cycle along the famous canals and Dam Square. Cycle through the various different neighborhoods of Amsterdam, such as the Jordaan, where you will pass the Rijksmuseum, home to a rich collection of Dutch art and history. Discover other gems such as the Museumplein, Stedelijk Museum, and Concertgebouw.

  • Combination Ticket: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

    8. Combination Ticket: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

    Amsterdam Canal Cruises is situated in one of the nicest neighborhoods of Amsterdam: De Pijp. This marvelling quarter with exotic shops, a variety of international restaurants, the famous Albert Cuyp-market and the most famous museums in the world is certainly worth a visit. Amsterdam Canal Cruises offers you the possibility to combine a visit to one of these museums with a canal cruise through Amsterdam. With our combination tickets you do not only get a discount, but you also avoid the queues at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. This way you save money and, more importantly, you save time! How does it work? You can buy the combination ticket of your choice here at this website. This 2 in 1 ticket gives you access to both the Rijksmuseum and to a wonderful city canal cruise.

    We really enjoyed seeing and learning about beautiful Amsterdam during our covered canal cruise and will go on it again next time we visit Amsterdam. Similarly, Rijksmuseum is amazing and worthy of multiple visits.

  • Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

    9. Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

    Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s top art venues, on this 5-hour guided small-group tour. Your expert guide will take you on an exciting journey through the history of art and you’ll also learn about Dutch civilization through the centuries. Enjoy skip-the-line admission at the museums and follow the chronological path of art and its historical context. See some of history's most famous works of art, concentrating on the Dutch Golden Age and well-known artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire The Night Watch by Rembrandt, Milkmaid by Vermeer, and Tree Roots and Trunks, which was Van Gogh’s last painting. Your guide will tell you about all the important works you see, explaining techniques used and the significance of the works as well.

    The guide, i am not sure his name.. and Italian.. was excellent.. He not only knew a great deal about the paintings and the history, but he was friendly and helpful. By the time i got to the Van Gogh museum i could no longer walk. He got me a wheelchair and pushed me all through the museum. He helped us on the elevators and finding the facilities. He was the best. peace, Harriet

  • Amsterdam: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

    10. Amsterdam: Private City Highlights Bike Tour

    See Amsterdam like a local on a private bike tour. Bike along the banks of the pretty canals in the Canal Belt, and pedal over drawbridges to discover hidden courtyards and secret churches. Continue to Vondelpark, the city's largest and most beautiful park. After a long ride through the leafy park, head to Museumplein to discover Amsterdam's most important museums. See the city’s most important highlights, such as Dam Square, Anne Frank’s House, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh museum. As a private tour, the itinerary can always be customized to your interests, ensuring you see the things you want to see and enjoy a tour that suits you.

Planning Your Visit

  • Best time to visit?

    The Rijksmuseum is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM every day of the year (yep, even Christmas!). To avoid queues, arrive before 10:00AM or after 3:00PM, although the latter won't allow you time to see much. April, May, and August are its busiest months, when visitors can expect to queue for about half an hour at peak times.

  • How to get there?

    The Rijksmuseum is located in Museumplein (Museum Square) in Amsterdam South. It can be reached via trams 2 and 5 to the Rijksmuseum tram stop, 7 and 12 to Museumplein, and 10 to Spiegelgracht.v

  • How much time?

    Obviously some visitors will prefer to take their time with each artwork, while others may have an itinerary of the best bits so they can skip the rest. Either way, plan a minimum of 2-3 hours there.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The museum is open 365 days a year from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult ticket prices start at 17.50€.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check our these best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Trams 2, 5, 7, 10 and 12 all stop near the Rijksmuseum. Check the name of the stop before you head out!
  • Additional information

    • The Rijksmuseum Gardens, Shop and Café are open to visitors without a ticket.

    • Visitors under 18 gain free admission to the museum.

Other Sightseeing Options in Rijksmuseum

Want to discover all there is to do in Rijksmuseum? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Rijksmuseum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10,886 reviews

Due to Corona, book all the places time slots in advance. One should book van Gogh museum in advance before getting there. If u want to be sure, ask in advance for certain restrictions that are not in the booklet e.g. A dam lookout accessible with the city card only til 18.

The Rijks was really amazing and the canal cruise was very enjoyable with all we got to see. I didn't realize the Night Watch was so large.

Really beautiful, keep in mind that you’ll need atleast 2-3 hours to see everything.

If you're going to visit many museums, buying this card is absolutely worth it

A stunning collection, very friendly staff, a must-see in Amsterdam!