Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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  • Patricia S
    Portland, Maine51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Hall of Honor is special
    The museum has a dedicated room to the Dutch Masters. The audio is an absolute benefit, although there is also the written explanation. I spent over three hours wandering through this area. Early morning is best, fewer people ..by the time I left the room was absolutely crowded. I went back a second day and of special interest is the exhibit on sailing vessels.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • NomTumYum
    Singapore, Singapore333 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An art gem
    We wanted to go to Van Gogh museum but apparently the tickets were sold out for 2 weeks. Was walking around and then thought we would try to visit the Rijks Museum. Turned out to be a great gallery but too crowded. And definitely need more time to see all the artworks and explore the gallery. Highly recommend.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Dan R
    Herzliya, Israel647 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    great are, not so great organization
    This was my first visit at the museum after its renovation. It's one of the greatest museums in the world, but the organization has problems. One cannot buy paper tickets at the museum ticket office and needs to walk back at the museum shop to buy tickets. Online booking is quite cumbersome. The flow in the museum is problematic, very few signs and 'You are here' panels and we never could figure up how to connect between the two halves of floor 1. Restrooms are located only on the ground floor! Huge space in the middle with two information office replicating one the other but no escalators, only a few small and well hidden. This is really a pity, because the collections of the museum are fabulous, the works are well presented, all with English translated explanations.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Elizabeth T.
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vast collection
    This museum is vast and eclectic. It's impossible to do it justice in one visit. There are many famous paintings including an unparalleled collection of Rembrandt's works which are well-known. Also Vermeer is well represented. But there are also other lesser-known gems like the paintings of Josef Israels, that I'm not sure how you'd know they were there unless you chanced upon them. There's a little pamphlet with an overview of the major artworks, but something more detailed might be helpful (although, to be fair, the museum displays 8,000 objects of art and history, from a total collection of 1 million objects)! It's definitely worth a visit or two, and maybe to plan ahead of time on what area to focus.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 July 2023
  • nam p
    140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable
    I'm writting in the pov of a visitor who want to understand the Netherland, not an art ethusiast. The musuem creat a very comfortable atmosphere with impecable cleanliness. Friendly staff with a very elegant gesture that they tell every visitors to wear backpack in the front to avoid bodying others when turning, I've never seen this anywhere. I wish the museum would tell more coherentlt about the history of the country, rather than pieces of history through art work and collections. I definitly enjoy this place more than the Louvre.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Vacationer2Maine
    Atlanta, Georgia1,574 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Enjoyed A Little at a Time
    Don't expect to take it all in on the first visit. We spent two hours just enjoying the Gallery of Honor and the Vermeer and Rembrandt paintings. The audio guide is helpful and can just be used at each marked item, or as a guide by theme. Be sure to download the app before you go and it can even get you a discount at the gift shop. We'll be back!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Tin_Manila
    Manila, Philippines378 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area to visit even if you're not entering the museum
    We walked to and around Museumplein and Rijksmuseum. We did not intend to enter the actual museum since we were with our little son. The place is a must visit for those who appreciate beautiful architecture and wide open parks. Just avoid the Museumplein on a hot summer afternoon. We also visited the Museumshop and checked out the numerous cafes/restos and eventually settled in the garden infront of Rijksmuseum.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • DesertRose
    466 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful art but very crowded
    The amount qnd quality of art here is amazing and you should certainly see it even if you only have a passing intetest in art. The setup is attractive and well thought out however the crowds are not managed well and it is chaos inside. People pushing and taking tons of pictures, children running around screaming and so crowded that I couldn't even get close enough to appreciate some of the more popular paintings. The staff is polite and friendly.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • G. Y.
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, Peaceful and Well worth the Money.
    Plan to spend a day in order to see everything. This was a gorgeous museum with some of the most incredible works of art. They have a cafe inside in case you need a refreshment or something to eat. Very educational and it takes you back in time. The architecture of the building alone is worth seeing. Definitely worth getting to and experiencing.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Ski'n bike
    Hertford, United Kingdom619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class museum
    I've wanted to visit here for years and it doesn't disappoint. We prebooked a 60 minute tour, it was about 6 people with excellent 'whisper kit' and v knowledgeable guide. This was a very worthwhile option. The museum is beautifully maintained and a joy to visit. Lots of really interesting exhibits, several Vermeers, Rmbrandts including the Nightwatch. Just a brilliant morning.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
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Cynthia
Mexico City, Mexico4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
I want to report to these rude people the worst treatment of tourists who come to this museum. It's a shame they have such unkind, rude and disrespectful people. I hope they change the supervisor and have very friendly people at the entrances. a shame and a very bad taste of Ams
Written 16 June 2024
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suttondg1
Whissendine, UK118 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
I was very much looking forward to my visit but came away very disappointed. The layout is terrible and very confusing, very easy to miss something. The signage is poor or non- existent. It would be so much easier if rooms were numbered so you know where you have been or not. The top floor 1900-1950 was also extremely disappointing as very few exhibits. Overall expensive for what was there.
Written 16 June 2024
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Mark G
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Unable to enjoy due to policy of restricting number of people in museum. Came all the way from Texas and walked 7 miles for nothing. Will be so happy to get home to the USA. Phooey on Amsterdam! They are arrogant and unfriendly toward tourists.
Written 12 June 2024
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Jason Fair
Merida, Mexico1,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Such an amazing art museum. It's up there with Musée d'Orsay in quality. Starting with our favorite, Vincent Van Gogh!, followed by other favorites, Rembrandt (several of his including his most famous, The Night Watch!), Vermeer (including his most famous, The Milkmaid!). So many other incredible artists in one collection. A very powerful collection that was so exciting to visit.
Written 12 June 2024
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GUS C
Canmore, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Our Guide, Martinas, was extremely knowledgeable and highly proficient in explaining the depth of the artist’s skills. She worked very hard to maximize our time in the museum.
Written 10 June 2024
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Michelle
132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful building but massive queue to enter, it was raining & we were waiting outside for about half an hour even with our 10am pre-booked slot! I love museums & art, the museum is massive & full of works of art, you could really spend the whole day there but there wasn't really a lot that I was personally interested in so a couple of hours was plenty for us. To be honest it was worth it just to see Rembrandt's The Night Watch! The library was an unexpected highlight for me- I loved it!
Written 5 June 2024
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Ilaria
Naples, Italy45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Massive and worth it! I was in there for hours and it absolutely did not feel like enough. So much to take in! Lots and lots of people though, so be prepared to wait.
Written 3 June 2024
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jongerik
Rijswijk, The Netherlands318 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Went with my in-laws (80 and 85). Obviously, not the most mobile persons.
When asked for directions to an elevator on the second floor, the staff was unaware one of the elevators was out of service. So we went and were confronted with an out of service elevator. Walking to the other one (not knowing where or how far away it was) was not quite an option. So we took the stairs. A bit of a disappointment in such a world famous museum.
Written 2 June 2024
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Lnmagnee
Portland, OR177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The museum is a good place to explore, especially on a rainy day. There were people crowding around famous paintings like Rembrandt's The Night Watch, but most areas were not like that.
Written 31 May 2024
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Ruby Red
Greensburg, PA708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What an amazing place! I wish I had more time to spend there because there were other exhibits I would have liked to see. We went to see the Frans Hals exhibit and it was amazing. What a fabulous painter. It almost seemed as if the lace and other materials he painted in the portraits were real, that you could actually touch them. This is an exhibit not to miss. I also visited The Night Watch painting and the other Gallery of Honor paintings of Vermeer. All excellent! I enjoyed being able to view these masters as the opportunity to do so has been on my bucket list.
Written 30 May 2024
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