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Tickets for Rijksmuseum: Skip the Line

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  • Skip-the-line at the most popular Museum in Amsterdam
  • 50% discount on 17th-century family guide books in Dutch, English, French and German (available at info desk)
  • Discover 800 years of Dutch art and history through 8,000 objects in 80 galleries
  • Booking fee €1 per ticket

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Description

    The Rijksmuseum has over 5,000 paintings (including Rembrandt's Night Watch), and an emphasis on the Dutch Golden Age. Its collection spans over 800 years of art history in a beautifully restored building. Located smack-dab in the heart of Amsterdam's Museumplein, the Rijks is an Amsterdam must-see.

    The National Museum of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum recently underwent a ten-year, €375 million renovation. It's come out looking great - airy, bright and inviting. Plus, it's filled with more paintings and objets d'art than you can possibly absorb in an afternoon's ramble. Still, it's fun to give it a try.

    There's a definite emphasis on the Dutch Golden Age - the 17th century period when Rembrandt, Vermeer, and many other artists found fame, and occasionally fortune. The Rijksmuseum collection showcases art from 1200-2000.

    The highlight is Rembrandt's Night Watch, also known by its much longer title Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq. Vermeer's The Milkmaid is another famous classic to be viewed here, but there are many other lesser-known, but equally intriguing works of art that provide a window into life in another time.

    Another favorite - though underrated section - is the weapons and ship models, with its exotic, ornate and even combat-used weapons.

    The Rijksmuseum also offers an excellent multimedia tour app that can be downloaded straight to your smartphone. Check it out on the App Store or Google Play!

     

     

About this venue

  • Opening Hours: the museum is open 9:00 to 17:00 daily, all days of the year. The Rijksmuseum’s ticket desk closes at 16:30. The Rijksmuseum Gardens, Rijks Shop, and Café are also open to visitors without a ticket from 9:00 to 18:00
  • Dates of known closure: None, the museum is open even on Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's day.
  • Enter the museum via the "Visitors with ticket" lane and show your smartphone ticket at the entrance to the galleries
  • Your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can grab some lunch near the museum and go back when you're done
  • Get up close to 800 years of Dutch art and history with 8,000 objects across 80 galleries - including renowned masterpieces Night Watch by Rembrandt and The Milkmaid by Vermeer, plus fantastic temporary exhibitions
  • The most-visited museum of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum can have lengthy ticket lines. Our skip the line tickets get you in via the Fast Lane
  • It's not just paintings - Rijksmuseum has sculptures, an exhibition of clothing and weapons, and one of the finest libraries you'll ever see. Even the passageway outside manages to be monumental!

How much does it cost?

Adults (19+) ticket at €18.5 (incl. booking fee €1 / ticket)

Children (0-18) enter for free, but you still have to book your ticket and be ready to show ID (if asked).

Free Admission also to Museumkaart holders, members of ICOM, ICOMOS, UNESCO, the Rembrandt Association (Vereniging Rembrandt), KOG, Vrienden van de Aziatische Kunst, Vrienden van het Rijksmuseum, BankGiro Lottery VIP-KAART & 50% on the regular ticket price for holders of CJP, Stadspas or EYCA.

FAQ

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Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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To learn the most while in Rijksmuseum, download the free official app:

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/app

If you have an e-ticket, you do not have to go to the ticket counter.

The busiest hours are 11am-2pm. Plan your visit around these times to avoid the crowds.

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