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Top sights in Amsterdam
As well as historical artifacts, the Netherlands' national museum boasts much of the country's best art. With over 2,000 works from the Dutch Golden Age by luminaries like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Vermeer, here are a few must-sees to help plan your visit!
A drizzle of milk is the only movement in Vermeer's exemplary study of a woman engaged in daily routine – as much the artist's trademark as his exquisite rendering of light.
This early self-portrait captures the artist's transition into the Post-Impressionist style that would define his seminal works. A perfect aperitif for the nearby Van Gogh Museum!
Though storm clouds linger over Napoleon's army, a patch of sunlight pierces through to illuminate the Anglo-Dutch heroes. No prizes for guessing which side the artist was on!
Unusual for a self-portrait, Rembrandt's face is cast in shadow. Is he commenting on the vanity of his contemporaries, or have we just been duped into paying closer attention?
Asselijn's swan adopts an almost kung-fu-like stance against an approaching hound. Though its intentions are unclear, it was soon adopted as a symbol of national resistance!
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.
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
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.
- 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 thereTrams 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.
What people are saying about Rijksmuseum
Reached the Museum from Amsterdam Central by the GVB tram. Had no problem to access the museum with my ticket. Helped me to save time. Comparable to great museums like the Louvre and London National Gallery.
the guides were exceptionally knowledgeable, the lunch at the Rijks delicious and the sunshine on the canal tour and info' on what we were seeing was perfect. We had a night tour on the canals which was wonderful but this one included new areas and some the same, and daylight gave it a different perspective. The wait for the boats was in a clean and restful area and boarding was well organized.
Our Tour Guide was exceptional! Very intelligent on the subject matter; and alive and exuberant enough to share it in a contagious way. I couldn’t say enough good things about our experience.
Our guide was excellent. Very informative about the art and Dutch history. Made the tour very interesting. Was good to be able to go straight into the museums. Canal tour was nice break.
Our family of 4 from the US (two parents, two kids, ages 11 and 12) splurged on a private tour of the beautiful Rijksmuseum and it was hands-down the highlight of our 2-week vacation. Upon booking, it was a bit confusing in terms of timing and meeting place but the contact, Rolf, was communicative and timely. Rolf wasn't available for the tour but our substitute, Isabel, was simply perfect. Friendly, engaging and above all knowledgable. The tour was well-organized and thoughtfully paced. She wove art history with current-day analogies that brought the art to life for our entire family. Can't recommend enough.