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Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the largest and most visited art museum in the Netherlands. Its collection, which ranks among the world’s finest, includes nearly 8,000 pieces spread over 80 galleries. Some of the Rijksmuseum’s most revered works are 15th- to 19th-century paintings by Flemish and Dutch masters, including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Frans Hals. In addition to the astounding eight centuries of Dutch art and history, the museum has extensive outdoor gardens and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

The Basics
No surprise, this stellar national museum gets crowded. Consider purchasing a skip-the-line ticket, which lets you head right inside. To maximize your experience of the Rijksmuseum, visit with a licensed art historian, either as a private guide or on a group tour. Or combine a canal cruise with a skip-the-line ticket, allowing you to see the museum on your own schedule.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Allow at least a half-day for your visit, although even in four hours you’ll be able to see only a fraction of the Rijksmuseum’s huge collection.
  • You do not need a ticket to visit the gardens, shop, or café, all of which are open daily from 9am to 6pm.
  • The museum has free Wi-Fi.
  • Flash photography, selfie sticks, and videos with lights are not allowed.

How to Get There
The Rijksmuseum is located in Amsterdam South on the Museumplein (“Museum Square”), at Stadhouderskade and Museumstrasse. It is easily accessible via tram to Hobbemastraat. Nearby attractions include the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. The Red Light District is also within walking distance.

When to Get There
The museum is open 365 days a year, with the busiest months being April, May, and August. During the museum’s peak hours—10am to 3pm—the estimated wait time at the ticket office is approximately 20 to 30 minutes, so it’s best to book a skip-the-line ticket. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

The Rijksmuseum’s Notable Works
The Dutch Golden Age in Holland was a time of prolific art and powerful commerce, and some of the most famous paintings on display at the Rijksmuseum include works from this time period. Be sure to see Rembrandt's “Nightwatch” (1650), showing the militia led by Frans Banning Cocq. Other featured 17th-century Flemish and Dutch masters include Jan Vermeer (“The Milkmaid,” “Woman in Blue Reading a Letter”), Frans Hals (“The Merry Drinker”), and Jan Steen (“The Merry Family”). Beyond the celebrated paintings, other notable galleries include Sculpture and Applied Art (Delftware, dollhouses, porcelain, furniture), Dutch History, and Asiatic Art in the Asian Pavilion, which includes the famous 12th-century bronze statue of a dancing Shiva.
Address: Museumstraat 1, 1070 DN, Amsterdam, l, Netherlands
Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.
Admission: Adults: € 17.50, Children (18 and under): Free
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Exclusive Private Tour of the Rijksmuseum including Skip-the-line Entrance

Exclusive Private Tour of the Rijksmuseum including Skip-the-line Entrance

Join this 2-hour private tour and explore the Rijksmuseum in the center of Amsterdam. Get up close to 8,000 objects across 80 galleries while you learn more about about the history of the Dutch art with a professional and certified guide. Explore the beautiful Rijksmuseum with its unique collection of paintings from over the centuries. Learn all about paintingd and artists from the 17th century, also known as the golden age. At the Rijksmuseum you will se some of the world's most important paintings ranging from the 12th to the 20th century. Discover the most famous paintings from the Golden Age, The Night Watch, The Jewish Bride, The Milkmaid, The Love Letter and The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede. See history with your own eyes when you look at paintings by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer and more. Admire these masterpieces and get a better understanding of the artists that made them and their works. Your experience includes a skip-the-line ticket.
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Private Skip the Line Rijksmuseum: Dutch Masterpieces Tour

Private Skip the Line Rijksmuseum: Dutch Masterpieces Tour

Treat yourself to a wonderful day in one of Amsterdam’s grandest museums, the Rijksmuseum, located in the heart of the city. Skip the ticket line and indulge in a world of classic art. - Explore the medieval times and their religious influence. - Meet Dutch Master Geerten tot St. Jans and his wonderful ‘Tree of Jesse.’ - See the beauty of the Renaissance era. Time for the Golden Age! Explore the big three masters of this enlighting era: Hals, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. Admire the best works of the Rijksmuseum like ‘The Milkmaid, 'The Jewish Bride' and the 'Nightwatch’ in one gallery! Step into the 18th & 19th century and see the artful transition from one century to another. While the 18th century focused more on the interior of the canal houses and Dutch lifestyle, the 19th century brought us Dutch Master Vincent van Gogh.
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Kid-Friendly Rijksmuseum Private Tour incl. Van Gogh, Rembrandt and more!

Kid-Friendly Rijksmuseum Private Tour incl. Van Gogh, Rembrandt and more!

For art & history lovers, don't miss the opportunity to explore Rijksmuseum, the Dutch National Museum with your private guide on this 2.5-hour kids & families tour. Discover more than 8,000 masterpieces including works by Van Gogh & Rembrandt! Meet your guide at the entrance and learn about the museum's interesting history from the Middle Ages to the present. Marvel at the treasures that represent Dutch art and understand why it is one of the world’s greatest. Here you can see works by the Masters, including Rembrandt's famous 'Night Watch', Vermeer's 'Milkmaid', Van Gogh's self-portrait and equally magnificent pieces by lesser-known artists. See the gorgeous Delft Blue pottery collection and visit the largest and oldest art library in the country, Cuypers Library. 
 Kids will enjoy learning about local art with games & activities provided by your kid-friendly guide so they can get an overview of Dutch life through the great artistic talents and gain insight into the local culture.
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Amsterdam City Center Guided Tour - Private Tour

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Combine a private walking tour of Amsterdam with skip-the-line access to the popular Rijksmuseum on this half-day tour. Breeze past the crowds at the often crowded Rijksmuseum for a guided tour with your dedicated guide, then stroll through the city to learn about what it was like during the 18th and 19th centuries. This private tour ensures personalized attention for you and your party.
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Skip-the-line & Semi-Private Guided Tour: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Max 8pp

Skip-the-line & Semi-Private Guided Tour: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Max 8pp

Join your guide, a professional art historian, for an in-depth look at the incredible collection of the Rijksmuseum. Your tour will focus on the collection from the 17th century.The climate of this innovative city provided the perfect environment for some of the biggest artists the world has ever seen. Experience the incredible illusionism of Rembrandt’s portraits, the serenity of Vermeer’s interiors, and the beauty of Dutch floral still life. All these works reveal the political, religious, and social ideals that helped create our modern ideas of tolerance and liberalism. See the doll’s-houses that would be the envy of any child, but were strictly for upper-class women, and be awed by the bespoke library, with the largest collection of books dedicated to art history in the Netherlands. Other highlights can include Rembrandt’s ‘The Night watch’, Vermeer’s ‘Milkmaid’, Delftware owned by a Dutch Queen, The Great Hall, The Gallery of Honour, and ship models.
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Better Rijksmuseum with certified guide!

Better Rijksmuseum with certified guide!

On this tour you will have the opportunity to discover the greatness of the Dutch golden century by a specialized guide. You will know details that go unnoticed by many, in addition to walking through the great collection of the museum you will discover many aspects of the life of the Dutch of times past. Symbols, colors, everyday life, all this and more you will discover on this wonderful walk through the Rijksmuseum.
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Private Accessible Tour of Rijksmuseum with Guide

Private Accessible Tour of Rijksmuseum with Guide

Immerse yourself in Dutch art and history by visiting the most important Dutch museum, the Rijksmuseum. The local Italian guide will tell you the most important works and some little known pearls. You will know above all the works of the Golden Age, a period in which Holland had an unparalleled growth. You'll see works by Vermeer, Hals, Steen and Rembrandt that have fascinated the whole world. In two hours the local Italian guide will show you the highlights of 17th century painting.
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Amsterdam Rembrandt Private Walking Tour with Rijksmuseum

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The 17th century is called the 'Golden Age'. The new born Republic of the Netherlands was extremely wealthy and its citizens were very confident. The painting industry was booming. More than 5 million paintings have been made during the Golden Age, more than anywhere else in that period. Some of the painters are now world famous, e.g. Rembrandt, Frans Hals & Vermeer. We will walk in the footsteps of Rembrandt and see the places where he used to live and work. Some locations have been unchanged since his time and you will learn more about his life in his own environment. We combine the walk with a visit to the world famous Rijksmuseum where you can admire the real work of Rembrandt and his contemporaries! Learn everything about the different painting genres and admire the marvellous paintings of the Dutch masters. The Rijksmuseum is our biggest treasury for art and history. The building is already a piece of art in itself. Join me on this tour and let the paintings come to life again!
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Lonely Planet Experience: Rijksmuseum Walk with an Art Historian

Lonely Planet Experience: Rijksmuseum Walk with an Art Historian

Explore the medieval times and their religious influence. Meet Dutch Master Geerten tot St. Jans and his wonderful ‘Tree of Jesse.’ Hear about Lucas van Leyden, the Rembrandt of the 16th century & find out how he set a new high standard for paintings. His ‘Worship of the golden calf’ is an outstanding example of this. Time for the Golden Age! Explore the big three masters of this enlighting era: Hals, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. Admire the best works of the Rijksmuseum like ‘The Milkmaid, 'The Jewish Bride' and the 'Nightwatch’ in one gallery! Step into the 18th & 19th century and see the artful transition from one century to another. While the 18th century focused more on the interior of the canal houses & Dutch lifestyle, the 19th century brought us Dutch Master Vincent van Gogh. Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store.
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Rijksmuseum: Old Masters and the Golden Age

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The 17th century in the Netherlands is known for its significant economic and cultural changes: moving from Catholicism to Protestantism, becoming an independent republic and etc. Suddenly, Dutch trade, military, science and art were among the most acclaimed in the world. Would you like to dive into the Golden Age and to find out more about art of that time? If so, we are glad to invite you for a tour in one of the most significant museums of the world - Rijksmuseum, which is famous for its huge collection of art works, such as luxurious furniture, old ship models and, of course, artworks by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and other well-known Old Masters. Together with you we will try to discover the secrets of 'Night watch' by Rembrandt and 'The Milkmaid' by Vermeer. We will discuss the hidden meanings of Dutch still lifes, funny daily scenes depicted by Jan Stein and talk about different aspects of Dutch history, whether it is an important national happenings or daily habits of that time.
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Customized Day Tour in the Netherlands with Art Historian

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Amsterdam Scavenger Hunt: Amsterdam's Art Scene

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Amsterdam Layover: Airport Transit City Tour

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