Rijksmuseum Tickets & Tours

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Combo: Rijksmuseum Entry + Amsterdam Canal Cruise Tickets

from €45
€36.50

19% off

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Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Tick off two major to-dos from your Amsterdam wishlist while saving quite a bit: The Rijksmuseum and a 75min city canal cruise.
  • Skip the lines and explore Rijksmuseum at your pace, admiring Dutch masterpieces including Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait and Vermeer’s Milkmaid.
  • Set off on a 75-minute-long Amstel River cruise, learning all about the iconic stops along the way in 18 languages with a trusty audio guide.
  • Upgrade your tickets to add some flavor to your adventure: opt to include a snack box containing yummy bites and a drink.
  • Tick off two major to-dos from your Amsterdam wishlist while saving quite a bit: The Rijksmuseum and a 75min city canal cruise.
  • Skip the lines and explore Rijksmuseum at your pace, admiring Dutch masterpieces including Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait and Vermeer’s Milkmaid.
  • Set off on a 75-minute-long Amstel River cruise, learning all about the iconic stops along the way in 18 languages with a trusty audio guide.
  • Upgrade your tickets to add some flavor to your adventure: opt to include a snack box containing yummy bites and a drink.

Inclusions

Rijksmuseum

  • Admission to the museum
  • Access to Permanent and Temporary exhibitions
  • Access to cloakroom facilities
  • Free WiFi at the museum

Canal Cruise

  • 75-minute canal cruise
  • Audio guide in 18 languages on board the canal boat
  • Snack box (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Vermeer Exhibition
  • Multimedia museum tour (available for purchase at the museum for €5)

Start Point

Rijksmuseum

  • Rijksmuseum entrance (map here)

Canal Cruise

  • Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands (map here)

What You'll See

  • Grachtengordel (Canal Ring)
  • Heineken Experience
  • Westerkerk
  • Anne Frank House
  • Centraal Station
  • The Amstel
  • Magere Brug
  • A'dam Lookout
  • NEMO Science Museum (and more)

Rijksmuseum

  • You need to enter the Rijksmuseum at the selected time slot, but you can stay as long as you like.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible. You can also borrow a wheelchair, rollator, pushchair, walking cane, or foldable museum stool from them.
  • Guide dogs are welcome.

Canal Cruise

  • The cruise must be reserved upon arrival. Please check your voucher for more instructions.
  • The cruise audio guide is available in Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese & Russian.
  • Your cruise ticket is an open ticket. No time slot is allocated, so just board any available 'Blue Boat' boat at the dock.
  • Boats accessible by wheelchairs are available at 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours

Small Group Rijksmuseum Guided Tour

from €55
€46.75

15% off

Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
2 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Wander through the halls of the Rijksmuseum and discover extraordinary works of art from the Dutch Golden Age!
  • With your skip-the-line access, walk past the long ticket queues and right into the attraction.
  • Enjoy an intimate experience in a small group of like-minded art lovers.
  • Admire the vast collections of artwork, pottery, paintings and art history books housed here.
  • Vermeer's The Milkmaid, Van Gogh's Self-portrait and Rembrandt's The Night Watch are sure to catch your eye.
  • Listen carefully to your expert guide, who will bring you up to date on all the stories behind these beautiful works of art.
  • Choose from English, Spanish, German, Italian and French tours.
  • Wander through the halls of the Rijksmuseum and discover extraordinary works of art from the Dutch Golden Age!
  • With your skip-the-line access, walk past the long ticket queues and right into the attraction.
  • Enjoy an intimate experience in a small group of like-minded art lovers.
  • Admire the vast collections of artwork, pottery, paintings and art history books housed here.
  • Vermeer's The Milkmaid, Van Gogh's Self-portrait and Rembrandt's The Night Watch are sure to catch your eye.
  • Listen carefully to your expert guide, who will bring you up to date on all the stories behind these beautiful works of art.
  • Choose from English, Spanish, German, Italian and French tours.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line admission to the Rijksmuseum
  • Expert guide
  • 2-hour guided tour of the museum
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • Entry to Vermeer Exhibition
  • Special exhibitions, including "All the Rembrandts"
  • Gratuities
  • Entry to Vermeer Exhibition
  • Special exhibitions, including "All the Rembrandts"
  • Gratuities
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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City Cards

I Amsterdam City Card: 70+ Attractions

from
€60
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • Explore Amsterdam seamlessly with this all-inclusive Amsterdam city card and gain access to over 70 museums and attractions.
  • The card offers a flexible validity of 24-hr, 48-hr, 72-hr, 96-hr, or 120-hr to choose from.
  • Enjoy free entrance to the Rijksmuseum, a national museum dedicated to Dutch arts and history, H'ART, Moco Museum, and more!
  • Enjoy 25% discounts at select cafes & attractions such as the Heineken Experience along with a 24-hour bicycle rental.
  • Navigate the city with unlimited free access to Amsterdam’s efficient public transport system (GVB), including trams and buses.
  • Admire the city’s iconic architecture, picturesque bridges, and waterfront views during a blissful 1-hour canal cruise.
  • Explore Amsterdam seamlessly with this all-inclusive Amsterdam city card and gain access to over 70 museums and attractions.
  • The card offers a flexible validity of 24-hr, 48-hr, 72-hr, 96-hr, or 120-hr to choose from.
  • Enjoy free entrance to the Rijksmuseum, a national museum dedicated to Dutch arts and history, H'ART, Moco Museum, and more!
  • Enjoy 25% discounts at select cafes & attractions such as the Heineken Experience along with a 24-hour bicycle rental.
  • Navigate the city with unlimited free access to Amsterdam’s efficient public transport system (GVB), including trams and buses.
  • Admire the city’s iconic architecture, picturesque bridges, and waterfront views during a blissful 1-hour canal cruise.

Inclusions

  • 24/48/72/96/120-hour validity
  • Access to attractions: Heineken Experience, Artis Royal Zoo, Canal Cruise & more
  • Access to outdoor activities: City Canal Cruise Blue Boat Company, Klimbos Fun Forest, Amsterdam Walking tour & more
  • Unlimited use of GVB public transport (bus, tram & metro)
  • Giveaways & discounts on concerts, theatres, rentals & more
  • Tip: Amsterdam is full of interesting things to buy as souvenirs for friends back home but don’t miss out on buying wooden clogs from Zaanse Schans, or blue and white pottery from Delft.
  • Note: By booking this City Card you save big as buying tickets to these attractions separately would cost you a lot.
  • Order your City Card online.
  • Transport to/from the Schipol airport is not included in this pass.
  • I amsterdam City Card is now a digital product accessible via the City Card app.
  • Activate your card using the instructions on your post-booking voucher. You choose when to activate your City Card. The card is activated when you first use it.
  • Use your card to visit City Card locations, simply show your card on your phone at the entrance. Scan your card when entering any bus, tram, or metro.
  • Click here to view the map.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
AmsterdamRijksmuseum Tickets

Rijksmuseum | Home to Rembrandt, Vermeer & Van Gogh artworks

The largest museum in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum houses 800 years of Dutch art and history, including Rembrandt, Vermeer & Van Gogh. Delve into the vast collection of artworks by Monet, Dali, and Picasso. Situated near the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and the Concertgebouw, you can book tickets to maximize your experience.

Why Visit Rijksmuseum?

Rijksmuseum
  • Dutch art masters: The Rijksmuseum is well-known for its impressive collection of artworks by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Frans Hals. 
  • Stunning collection: The Rijksmuseum displays over 8000 works of art, tracing the history of 800 years of Dutch art. 
  • Architectural brilliance: The Rijksmuseum is in itself beautiful, with a surrounding garden. The artworks are spread across 80 galleries, with Rembrandt’s Night Watch showcased in its own private room. 
  • Immerse yourself at the library: Visit the Cuypers Library, the largest and oldest art history library in the Netherlands, with over 400,000 volumes on Dutch art history. 
  • Restoration and conservation: The Rijksmuseum leads in conservation and restoration of its artworks, including ceramics, metals, furniture, photos, paintings, and textiles. You can also view the live restoration of the biggest restoration project on Rembrandt’s masterpiece, Operation Night Watch. 

Which Rijksmuseum Ticket is Best for You?

Rijksmuseum Tickets

If you are Short on Time

Ticket type: Guided tour
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Bypass long queues at the Rijksmuseum with these skip-the-line tickets and save your time.
  • Explore the highlights of the museum with tales of history of popular artworks from your professional tour guide.

Recommended Tours

Rijksmusem Tickets

If you are on a Budget

Ticket type: Combo tours
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Audioguide (For the cruise)

  • Explore both the Rijksmuseum and the Amsterdam Canal Cruise for a price that meets your budget. 
  • Catch a glimpse of other popular attractions including the Heineken Experience, the Anne Frank House, The Amstel, Magere Brug, A'dam Lookout, NEMO Science Museum, and more.

Recommended Tours

Rijksmuseum Tickets

If You Are a Solo Traveler

Ticket type: Combo tours
Duration: Flexible
Guide: No

  • Get guaranteed entry to over 70 major attractions in Amsterdam with a flexible validity of 24-hr, 48-hr, 72-hr, 96-hr, and 120-hr cards to choose from.
  • Get access to free public transportation and get 25% discounts at select experiences, including cafes and shops.

Recommended Tours

Rijksmuseum Tickets

If you are a History Buff

Ticket type: Guided tours
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • These tickets provide skip-the-line access, allowing you to breeze past long queues and get right to the Rijksmuseum.
  • Your expert guide will bring you up-to-date on all the stories behind the vast collection of artwork, pottery, paintings, and art history books.

Recommended Tours

Rijksmuseum Tickets

If You Want to Explore In-Depth

Ticket type: Guided tours
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Enjoy an intimate experience with a small group of art-lovers and delve into the rich history of the artworks of the Dutch Golden Age.
  • Choose from English, Spanish, German, Italian and French tour guides to make the most of your experience.

Recommended Tours

Rijksmuseum Tickets

If you want to Explore Beyond

Ticket type: Combo tours
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Audioguide (For the cruise)

  • Explore other popular attractions near the Rijksmuseum including the Amsterdam Canal Cruise, the Anne Frank House, the NEMO Science Museum, the Rembrandt House Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and more.
  • Enjoy access to permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum.

Recommended Tours

Discounted Rijksmuseum Tickets:

  • Free for ages 18 and under. Tickets are also free for Friends of Rijksmuseum, for holders of I Amsterdam City Card, ICOM, Vereniging Rembrandt, KOG, VVAK, and VriendenLoterij VIP-KAART.
  • Half-price for CJP and EYCA members.

Cancelation Policy:

Most Rijksmuseum tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the experience begins with a full refund. However, the Rijksmuseum + Canal Cruise tickets can't be canceled or rescheduled. The I Amsterdam City Card can be canceled for free, and a full refund will be provided.

Plan Your Visit to the Rijksmuseum

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Rijksmuseum Timings

Rijksmuseum Facilities
Rijksmuseum Visitor Tips
  • Book in advance: Tickets are no longer available at the museum itself, so it is best to book your tickets in advance. 
  • Avoid crowds: The museum is most crowded between 11 AM to 3 PM. Ideally, visit the Rijksmuseum in the early morning or late afternoon and avoid weekends. 
  • Consider guided tours: There is a rich art history at the Rijksmuseum. A guided tour can help provide interesting information and facts that you might otherwise miss. Most tours also provide skip-the-line tickets that can also save you time.   
  • Access roads: The access roads to the Rijksmuseum are only open to cyclists and pedestrians. If you’re arriving by car, you can park in the nearby streets, like Johannes Vermeerstraat, Honthorststraat, Pieter de Hoochstraat and Jan Luijkenstraat.
  • Request stimulus-free rooms: Since the museum tends to get very crowded, you can request a stimulus-free room near the front desk when you get overwhelmed. 
Rijksmuseum Dining

You can get a quick bite at the Rijks Cafe or grab lunch at the Rijks Restaurant. While the Cafe is open from Monday to Sunday, the Restaurant is only open from Wednesday to Sunday. 

Here a few dining options at a walking distance:

Attractions Near the Rijksmuseum
  • Anne Frank House: The Anne Frank House is the biographical museum dedicated to wartime diarist Anne Frank and is located 3 km from the Rijksmuseum. The House preserves Frank’s hiding place and is dedicated to preserving her life story. 
  • Stedelijk Museum: 5 minutes away from the Rijksmuseum is the Stedelijk Museum, home to modern and contemporary art and design in Amsterdam. The museum features works by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Van Gogh, and more.
  • Van Gogh Museum: Just 300 meters from the Rijksmuseum is the Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of works of Vincent van Gogh. The museum features 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist, as well as works of his contemporaries.
  • MOCO Museum: MOCO or the Modern Contemporary Museum is dedicated to showcasing modern and contemporary art, founded with the mission of attracting young art enthusiasts, and making art accessible to the public.

Beyond the Rijksmuseum

Stedelijk Museum
Rembrandt House Museum
NEMO Science Museum

Frequently Asked Questions About Rijksmuseum Tickets

How much is a ticket to the Rijksmuseum?

The starting price for the Rijksmuseum tickets is €35. This includes skip-the-line access to the Rijksmuseum and access to permanent and temporary collections, followed by the Amsterdam canal cruise. Prices may vary based on additional features such as guided tours. 

How to book tickets to the Rijksmuseum?

You can only book tickets to the Rijksmuseum online. Online purchasing gives you skip-the-line access to the museum. Additionally, you can also book guided tours or combo experiences for a more fulfilling experience.

Why should I book Rijksmuseum tickets online?

Tickets are no longer available at the museum itself. Booking online tickets offers the following advantages:
- Skip the lines: : You can bypass long queues at the Rijksmuseum, especially during peak hours and save time during your visit.
- Choose from various options: You can plan your experience based on what suits you best, be it guided tours or combo tours that provide access to other additional attractions.
- Customer service: You will get 24/7 customer services on phone, chat, or email, so you can resolve any issues quickly.

What do Rijksmuseum tickets include?

A standard Rijksmuseum ticket gives you skip-the-line access to the museum. You can also opt for guided tours or combo tours to the Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Stedelijk Museum or the Rembrandt Museum.

Are discounts available on Rijksmuseum tickets?

Tickets are free for ages 18 and under, for Friends of Rijksmuseum and for holders of Amsterdam City Card I, ICOM, Vereniging Rembrandt, KOG, VVAK, and VriendenLoterij VIP-KAART. Tickets are available at half-price for CJP and EYCA members.

What is the cancelation policy for Rijksmuseum tickets?

Most Rijksmuseum tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the experience begins with a full refund. However, the Rijksmuseum + Canal Cruise tickets can't be canceled or rescheduled. The I Amsterdam City Card can be canceled for free, and a full refund will be provided.

What are Rijksmuseum opening hours?

The Rijksmuseum's opening hours are from 9 AM to 6 PM throughout the week, with the last entry at 4:30 PM.

How long does it take to complete a Rijksmuseum tour?

A small group tour of the Rijksmuseum can take up to 2 hours. This may take longer if you have purchased combo tours to other popular attractions.