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Rijksmuseum Opening Hours, Best Time to Visit & More


Open 9am–5pm


Rijksmuseum is open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

Monday 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday (Today)9:00am–5:00pm
Friday 9:00am–5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–5:00pm
Rijksmuseum Gardens
  • Last admission: 4:30pm
  • The Rijksmuseum shop and cafe are open from 9am to 6pm.
  • The Rijksmuseum gardens are only open in the summer from 9am to 6pm.
  • Rijks restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday and from Tuesday to Sunday for dinner.

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Best time to visit the Rijksmuseum

Weekday vs Weekend

  • The Rijksmuseum is open daily throughout the year. However, avoid visiting on public holidays and weekends.
  • It is best to reach early during weekdays to explore the museum to the fullest. The Rijksmuseum is usually busy between 11am to 3pm. If you want comparatively lesser crowds, you can arrive early in the day around 9am when the museum opens, or come later during the last afternoon hours after 3pm.








Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

  • Peak Season (April - September): The best time to visit the Rijksmuseum is between April to September. This is when the museum also hosts several exhibitions like the Vermeer collection, which are a must-visit for anyone interested in Dutch art history.
  • Low Season (November - February): If you want to avoid the crowds, you can also visit the Rijksmuseum during the winter months and explore the museum at your own pace.













Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

How long do you need to tour the Rijksmuseum?

Rijksmuseum has many galleries, which showcase individual aspects of Dutch art and history. You need at least 4 to 5 hours, depending on the number of galleries you visit inside the museum. Try reaching early in the day to have more time to explore the artworks and artifacts. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Rijksmuseum opening hours

Is the Rijksmuseum open everyday?

Yes, the Rijksmuseum is open every day from 9am to 5pm throughout the year.

When is the last admission to the Rijksmuseum?

The last entry to the Rijksmuseum is at 4:30pm, which is 30 minutes before closing time. However, we suggest visiting the Rijksmuseum at an earlier time to give yourself time to fully explore the museum.

When is the best time to visit the Rijksmuseum?

The Rijksmuseum is most crowded on weekends. We suggest that you plan your visit during the weekdays in the morning, ideally around 9am, or in the late evenings, around 3pm to avoid the crowds.

Should I visit the Rijksmuseum during public holidays?

The Rijksmuseum can get more crowded during weekends and public holidays. It would be better to avoid planning your visit on these days for a more relaxed experience.

Should I buy Rijksmuseum tickets in advance?

It is best to book Rijksmuseum tickets in advance to avoid standing in long lines. Booking tickets online ensures that your spot is reserved upon payment confirmation. 

How many entrances does Rijksmuseum have?

Rijksmuseum has a single grand entrance, with a facade and an impressive grand staircase. Its Neo-classical build has made it a favorite among tourists. 

How to get to the Rijksmuseum?

You can board any bus between 305, 314, 347, and 397 to reach Leidseplein or Overtoom, which is a short walk from the Rijksmuseum. You can also catch a train from the IC or SPR lines and reach Museumplein.