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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the most famous museums in the world and is best known for its collection of paintings by 17th-century Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals. The museum is located at the edge of the canals of Amsterdam on the famous Museumplein.

Visit Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the city of winding canals and historic facades, is a symbol of European culture and history. At its heart stands the Rijksmuseum, a testament to the Netherlands’ rich artistic and historical heritage. As you stroll along Amsterdam’s iconic canals, the allure of this architectural masterpiece, designed by Pierre Cuypers, beckons. Stepping inside, you are immediately transported back in time, surrounded by the evocative works of Dutch masters of the Golden Age such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals. In particular, “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt enchants you with its grandeur and intricate details, embodying the brilliance of the time. But the museum offers more than just art; it tells the story of a nation, from the Middle Ages to the present, wrapped in the ambiance of a building that weaves together neo-Gothic and neo-Renaissance spirits. Besides the art, the Rijksmuseum’s gardens offer a serene escape, where sculptures merge with nature, for a quiet respite during your trip. In this majestic setting, every corridor and canvas whispers stories of passion, revolution and inspiration. So when in Amsterdam, a visit to the Rijksmuseum is not just a choice – it’s a dive into the soul of the Dutch.

Opening hours Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is open every day from 9am to 5pm. To visit the Rijksmuseum, you do need to select a time slot for your start time. You can easily choose one when booking your tickets online.

WeekdayOpening hours
Monday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ticket price & discounts Rijksmuseum

All ticket prices include free use of the audio guide. The audio guide is available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish. The cloakroom is included in the entrance fee

Rijksmuseum AmsterdamPrice
Adult ticket (19+)€ 23.50Book now
Kids ticket (0-18)FreeBook now


The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam can be visited for free with the I Amsterdam City Card. This tourist card offers many advantages during a visit to Amsterdam. Visit the best museums, attractions, activities and a canal cruise for free. Learn more about the I Amsterdam City Card.

Availability Rijksmuseum

Check the availability of tickets and timeslots for Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in the calendar below. Click on the day you would like to visit the museum, check availability and book your tickets directly.

How to get to the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is located at the following address:

  • Museumstraat 1
  • 1071 XX Amsterdam
  • Phone: +31 (0) 20 6747 000

The museum is located in the centre of Amsterdam but is easily accessible by public transport and car.

Metro Line 52, Vijzelgracht stop. From here it is a 9-minute walk to the museum.

Tram 7. Get off at the ‘Spiegelgracht’.

Paid parking is available close to the museum and there are various disabled parking spaces nearby. There’s a Q-Park Museumplein underground car park close by at Van Baerlestraat 33b.

Take a look at the Rijksmuseum in advance

Map of the canal district in Amsterdam

You will never be bored in the canal district of Amsterdam. The many shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions and museums ensure that both young and old are entertained. There are also many activities to undertake on or along the canals. Use the map below to explore the canal area. What are you going to do in Amsterdam?