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Rijksmuseum: Skip-the-Line Entry Tickets

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  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Rijksmuseum, home to some of the world's most famous paintings.
  • These include Rembrandt's Night Watch, Vermeer's The Milkmaid, and more.
  • The Rijksmuseum highlights the best of the Dutch Golden Age and its collection spans over 800 years of art history.
  • See also the section of the museum that displays a collection of weapons and ship models, as well as even combat-used weapons.
  • Anyone aged 18 and below can enter for free (carry a valid photo ID).
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket at least 24 hours before the schedule.

Skip-the-Line Rijksmuseum Tickets & Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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  • Explore the ever-revered Rijksmuseum, home to some of the rarest abstract art pieces of all time.
  • Your skip-the-line access grants you direct entry without having to while your time away in ticketing queues.
  • Be astounded by the artistically constructed building of the Rijksmuseum.
  • Hop from gallery to gallery as you explore over 8,000 pieces of displayed art by famous artists.
  • Gasp at stunning Dutch masterpieces like Van Gogh’s Self-portrait and Vermeer’s Milkmaid.
  • Find works of the internationally-acclaimed Dutch painter, Rembrandt van Rijn within these hallowed walls.
  • A serene hour-long cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Amsterdam's canals makes your trip worthwhile.
  • Watch rustic bridges, striking cathedrals, and charming 17th-century merchant houses sail past you.
  • Use the informative audio commentary on board (available in 19 languages) to learn more about this enchanting city.
  • Infants aged 0-3 can go for free. Children aged 4-13 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled

Small Group Rijksmuseum Guided Tour

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  • 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.
  • Babies 3 years old and under can go for free. Ages 4-18 get a discount on their tickets (make sure to bring a valid photo ID).
  • Receive a full refund if this ticket is cancelled up to 48 hours before the scheduled experience.

I amsterdam City Card: Canal Cruise, Public Transport And Attractions Entry

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  • Explore the best of Amsterdam seamlessly with this handy I Amsterdam City Card.
  • Gain access to 60+ fascinating attractions over the course of 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours (depending on the option chosen).
  • Your card includes access to the famed Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Windmill de Kat, Eye Filmmuseum, Portuguese Synagogue, and a blissful 1-hour canal cruise. Plus, much more!
  • Along with entry to popular attractions, you will also benefit from unlimited access to the city’s public transport (tram and bus only) so you can get around in a hassle-free manner.
  • Find your way more easily around the city and get to know about the latest events with a free copy of Amsterdam magazine and a city map.
  • Save up to 40% on access to attractions, discounts at cafes, bike rentals, and much more!
  • Note: If the card doesn't activate after redeeming your voucher at the redemption point, you're entitled to a refund.
  • Unlimited access to the city's public transport (bus, tram, and metro).
  • 1-hour canal cruise.
  • Entry to 60+ attractions.
  • A complimentary copy of Amsterdam magazine.
  • A complimentary city map.
  • Because of current safety measures you are now required to book time slots before visiting City Card venues. This also includes visits to restaurants and bars.
  • The I Amsterdam City Card allows you to comfortably visit the attractions of your choice over the course of 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours (depending on the option chosen at checkout).
  • Enjoy an extended ticket validity until 31 Dec 2022.
  • All discounts at restaurants and cafes are valid for the calendar year 2022.

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Rijksmuseum Reopens Post-COVID-19

Rijksmuseum, the famed Dutch museum dedicated to art, history, and culture, had reopened post-COVID-19  on June 1, 2020. This move comes with specific safety measures and guidelines in place for public safety. The most significant change is that the Rijksmuseum has gone entirely cashless; whether visitors choose to book tickets online or make a purchase at the counter, all transactions will be completely digital. Users can make payments via e-wallets or net banking services.

Safety Guidelines to Know before Visiting Rijksmuseum

  • All visitors must maintain a minimum of 1.5 meters distance from others. Markers have been placed at regular intervals to ensure that the public moves unidirectionally.    
  • Visitors are requested to wear a mask to cover their nose and mouth during their visit.
  • Visitors are encouraged to increase the frequency of sanitizing their hands by using the sanitizers kept at different points.
  • All parts of the Rijksmuseum are open to the public, including shops, cloakroom, and lockers.
  • The museum has set up two routes to take visitors through the main exhibitions. The highlights route, orange and green, takes you through the museum, allowing visitors to observe the best art collections.
  • Guided tours have been reopened at the Rijksmuseum.
  • Multimedia tour devices are sanitized and disinfected after each use.
  • To limit larger groups’ entry and ensure social distancing norms, groups of more than four are not allowed during the pandemic. 

Why Visit Rijksmuseum

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  • A Dutch national museum located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam South, Rijksmuseum showcases the city's arts and history. 
  • Rijksmuseum is the largest art museum in the country and often the most visited museum in the Netherlands. 
  • The national museum is home to over 8000 unique art objects, including masterpieces by Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, and more!
  • The Rijksmuseum has a vast collection that throws light on the history of the Netherlands. One of the primary reasons to visit the museum is to see the iconic Night Watch by Rembrandt.
  • The museum houses numerous other artworks by the Golden Age Dutch masters. Rijksmuseum also hosts drawing workshops for people of different age groups.

Your Rijksmuseum Tickets Explained

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Rijksmuseum Skip-the-Line Tickets

Zoom past the long ticketing lines and begin your adventure straight away. Save your time by choosing from the site ticket or the combo options and get premium access without wasting any time. Explore the highlights of the Rijksmuseum along with its art collections of over 800 years as the informative audio commentary fills you in about their rich historical background.  

Discounted Price: For Children aged 4-13. (with valid ID)

Free: For infants ages 0-3.

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Rijksmuseum Guided Tours

Walk past the long ticket lines and get access to the museum to admire the vast collection of artwork, rare art history books, and paintings with these skip-the-line passes. Get to know about the beautiful stories behind the extraordinary works of art from the Dutch Golden Age from our expert guide.

Discounted Price: For Children aged 4-18. Free for 0-3 years. (with valid ID)

Flexible Cancellation: Full refund if canceled up to 48 hours before the scheduled experience.

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Rijksmuseum & Canal Cruise

Skip the ticketing lines to get direct access to the Rijksmuseum and get to explore some of the rarest abstract art pieces of all time. With this ticket get to marvel at the stunning artworks of Van Gogh and other artists, aided by an audio guide. Enjoy a marvelous experience of a serene hour-long cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Amsterdam's canals.

Discounted Price: For Children aged 4-13.

Free: For infants ages 0-3.

i Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

I Amsterdam City Card

Choose your tour duration to get access to over 70+ fascinating attractions in Amsterdam. Skip the lines and get access to the famed Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, and more, along with an hour-long canal cruise. This super saver pass gives you unlimited access to the city’s public transport—discounts at cafes & more.

Validity: Enjoy an extended ticket validity until 31 Dec 2021.

Pass Options: 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours (chosen at checkout).

Discounted Rijksmuseum Tickets

To provide you an exceptional experience, we provide free tickets to infants and an amazing discount to children under the age of 18. Visitors are required to provide a valid government ID as proof to avail of this offer. For further details, check the tickets section before you purchase.

What is the Best Way to Buy Rijksmuseum Tickets? Book Online 

Buying your Rijksmuseum tickets online is your best option as you get to avail of amazing deals and get your tickets at a discounted rate with features like instant formation and hassle-free cancellation options.

Convenience: Make your visit to Rijksmuseum a hassle-free one as your online tickets grant you access to the museum and help you get inside without waiting in a long line.

Advance Reservations: Avoid the chances of Rijksmuseum tickets being sold out by making advance reservations and booking your slots in advance.

Great Discounts: The biggest advantage of buying your tickets online is that you get to enjoy whooping discounts on your ticket price and combo tours. Check out our ticket section to know more about the discounted rates for infants, kids, and children.

Rijksmuseum Highlights

Marten and Oopjen Rijksmuseum

Marten and Oopjen

Described by the former director of the Rijksmuseum, Wim Pijbes, as the most wanted but least exhibited works of Rembrandt in the world, Marten and Oopje are definite must-visits in the museum. The pair of paintings were jointly purchased by France and the Netherlands in 2016. Following minor restoration at the Rijksmuseum, the legendary painting will be showcased at both their new homes, the Louvre in Paris and Rijksmuseum.

The Cuypers Library Rijksmuseum

The Cuypers Library

The final stop in your tour of must-visit attractions at the Rijksmuseum is the majestic Cuypers Library. Amongst the oldest and most extensive collection of art history texts in the Netherlands, the Cuypers Library is, without a doubt, a booklover’s paradise. You are free to admire the beauty of the ancient library, browse the shelves and study, or view the museum’s endless online collection on the library’s iPads!

The Night Watch Rijksmuseum

The Night Watch

Without a doubt, Rembrandt’s most famous masterpiece, The Night Watch, is a star attraction at the Rijksmuseum. TThe iconic painting showcases guardsmen getting into formation, with a young girl in the foreground. The young girl was rumored to be modeled on Rembrandt’s late wife. Apart from the painting itself, the Night Watch gallery is dedicated to Rembrandt’s vision and talent, including a frieze displaying key moments in the artist’s life.

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The Milkmaid

One of Johannes Vermeer’s most recognizable paintings, rivaled only by Girl with a pearl earring that's on display at the Mauritshuis in The Hague, The Milkmaid is also his only portrait of domestic help. Featuring intensely saturated blue and yellow tones and the artist’s beautiful handling of natural light, the painting has led generations of art historians to revere the artwork’s photographic realism. Visit this beautiful portrait of a woman working as domestic help, as envisioned by master artist Johannes Vermeer.

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The Gardens

While the paintings and artwork are the highlights of Rijksmuseum, there's much more you can enjoy here. One of these attractions is available before you even enter the museum. Enjoy the artistic showcase of the sculpture-filled garden created by Pierre Cuypers in 1901. The garden features intricate topiaries, stunning water features and prismatic flower beds, and a massive wingnut tree that overlooks the play areas. The garden also hosts installations and temporary exhibitions during the summer months.

Plan Your Visit To The Rijksmuseum

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Rijksmuseum timings

Rijksmuseum Timings: 9 AM to 5PM

Rijksmuseum is open during the holidays.

Shop & Cafe Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

Rijksmuseum Restaurant Timings: 

Wednesday to Sunday: For lunch 

Tuesday to Sunday: For dinner.

Rijksmuseum Garden Timings:  9 AM to 6 PM

Plan Your Visit to the Rijiksmuseum
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Address: Museumstraat 1 1071 XX Amsterdam

Find it on the map

By Bus: 347, 357, 397; Nearest Bus Stop: Ruysdaelkade (2min walk)

By Train: IC, SPR; Nearest Train Station: Spiegelgracht Station

By Metro: Metro Line 52; Nearest Metro Station: The Rokin station

By Light Rail: Line 1 & 19; Nearest Light Rail Stop: Spiegelgracht Station

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Lifts On All Floors
  • Assistance Dogs Allowed
  • Adapted Toilets
  • Low Placed Sinks
  • Changing Rooms
  • Parking Space For Disabled
  • General Parking Space
  • Photography Allowed
  • Free Wifi
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  • Moco Museum: Founded to attract younger audiences and have a broader reach, Moco Museum or Modern Contemporary Museum Amsterdam is an independent museum that showcases modern and contemporary art.
  • Van Gogh Museum: It is one of the most famous museums in the Netherlands. It is home to the largest collection of Van Gogh's works, paintings, and drawings. It is just 300 meters away from Rijksmuseum.
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Just 5 minutes away from Rijksmuseum is the Stedelijk Museum. It is a famous museum housing several modern and contemporary artworks from the early 20th century to the present.
  • Anne Frank House: Located about 3 km away from the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank’s House is a biographical museum of the famous Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. It preserves the writer’s hiding place and currently holds a permanent exhibition on her life.

Visitor Tips

  • Cars are not allowed in the access road to the Rijksmuseum. It is for pedestrians and cyclists use only.
  • If you are traveling by cab, the best palace to drop off would be the corner of the Jan Luijkenstraat and the Stadhouderskade as it is a designated kiss & ride point.
  • You can find parking spots in the vicinity. Johannes Vermeerstraat, Pieter de Hoochstraat, Honthorststraat,  and Jan Luijkenstraat offers parking spaces.
  • There are parking spots for diabled at Q-Park MuseumpleinJohannes Vermeerstraat, and Jan Luijkenstraat.
  • The access road leading to the Rijksmuseum is meant to be used by cyclists and pedestrians only.
  • If things feel too overwhelming, visitors can request a stimulus-free room set aside at the front desk, which has a comfy chair and low lighting.
  • You can borrow a lightweight folding desk from the information desk to sit wherever you are. You can also use the benches places throughout the museum.

All Your Questions About Rijksmuseum Answered

Q. Are Rijksmuseum tickets available online?

A. Yes. You can book your Rijksmuseum tickets online and save yourself from the inconvenience of standing in long queues.

Q. How much do Rijksmuseum tickets cost?

A. Rijksmuseum tickets are available at various price ranges with ticket prices starting from €20, providing you direct access to the museum. You can buy the tickets online to get outstanding deals and exciting discounts.

Q. How long do you have to queue for tickets?

A. The busiest months at the Rijksmuseum are April, May, and August. The estimated waiting time at the ticket office is around 20 to 30 minutes. To avoid crowding and long queues, visitors are advised to buy tickets online.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Rijksmuseum tickets?

A. It depends on the Rijksmuseum ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 24-48 hours in advance, for others, there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation. 

Q. Is it safe to visit the Rijksmuseum post-COVID-19?

A. To ensure the safety of its visitors, the Rijksmuseum is only accepting digital transactions, whether online or at the physical ticket counter. Several safety measures and guidelines have also been enforced to ensure the safety of its visitors. 

Q. What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at the Rijksmuseum?

A. In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. It is essential that visitors wear a mask at all times; hand sanitizer gels have also been available at various points at the Rijksmuseum. All visitors are also required to maintain a minimum of 1.5 meters distance from others around.

Q. What parts of the Rijksmuseum are open to the public post-COVID-19?

A. All parts of the Rijksmuseum are open to the public.

Q. What are Rijksmuseum hours post-COVID-19?

A. Rijksmuseum hours post-COVID-19 are 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, every day of the week. The Rijksmuseum shop and cafe are open till 06:00 PM. 

Q. Are there any special facilities for disabled visitors at the Rijksmuseum?

A. The Rijksmuseum is accessible to visitors with disabilities. The museum is equipped with lifts, and all museum galleries are wheelchair accessible. The museum also has a limited number of wheelchairs available for use. 

Q. Does the museum have a cloakroom/lockers?

A. Yes, there is a free, supervised cloakroom where you can leave your bag, umbrella, daypack, or school backpack. Please note that large bags and luggage will not be stored in the cloakroom and are not allowed inside the museum.

Q. How do I enter straight into the museum without going past the ticket office?

A. You can walk directly to one of the entrance gates with an e-ticket, a Rijksmuseum Vriendenkaart, and a Museumkaart.

Q. Does the museum have Wi-Fi?

A. Yes, the Rijksmuseum is equipped with free Wi-Fi.

Q. Is photography allowed inside the Rijksmuseum?

A. Yes, photography is allowed inside the Rijksmuseum without a flash and videos without lights.