Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Must see · Art Museum · Museum
Committed to preserving and displaying the art and history of the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum holds masterpieces from some of the country's most prominent artists. This museum was founded in 1800 and moved to its current location in 1808. Since this time, it has acquired more than 1 million objects and artifacts, 8,000 of which are currently on display. Take a moment to notice the restored architecture of the museum before entering. Walk through 800 years of Dutch history, including an impressive collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age featuring the works of Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, and others. Walk down the Hall of Fame to the Night Watch room to view Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch." Enjoy the Asian collection and Asian Pavilion, built in 2013. To visit Rijksmuseum on your holiday in Amsterdam, and find out what else Amsterdam has to offer, use our Amsterdam.
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  • Great location. many treasures around and staff is very helpful and friendly. close to other amazing museums  more »
  • Great museum. Easy to get in and out. Great permanent collection. My only knock is I was there in July 2019 when the Nights Watch was being restored. I eagerly awaited going in September 2021 to see.....  more »
  • Relatively large museum with a lot of pieces. English translations are available for the exhibits. Make sure you book your tickets early and online or it will be difficult to get in.  more »
  • I think this museum is a world leader in user experience not to mention the collection of Dutch master's is and should be proudly displayed. The guided tour app was outstanding and the excursion in English was fun and engaging. The docents clearly are well educated and thoughtful in their delivery. Not to mention, the guided tour was complimentary! At the time I went, the rotating exhibit was a very great comparison between Dutch and Spanish painters around the same time. What a cultural delight! I truly wish every museum curator would look at what this museum is doing.
  • This is the national pride of the Netherlands. I came here on a Sunday in January, right before they open the gate. Not a lot of people so I was able to have most of the museum to myself. It was an awesome experience to see some of the master pieces from some of the most famous Dutch artists. But my favorite was actually the warship and gun section, where they display ship models and weapons used in maritime. Some of the weapons workmanship was marvelous. I could easily spend a day here. Highly recommend.
  • So much to see in this museum. First of all, ticket lines get pretty long inside. I found a stand right outside of the museum near the food area that sold tickets for thee same price without any line. There’s a ton of things to do right outside of the museum. The area itself is really cute. The line getting into the museum was very fast. Be prepared to walk ! The museum has multiple levels, and every level is a different theme to see. The elevators are the slowest ever ! So be prepared to walk the stairs. You must see the library inside. It’s so beautiful ! Give yourself some time because I it will take a bit to see it all. They have a cafe inside for small snacks and drinks. Small tip: try to use the bathroom before you get inside. The bathroom is at the bottom and the line is the longest line you will wait in throughout yOur Amsterdam trip.
  • It was one of the most exciting museum experiences in my life. Started tour in the morning and finished at the end of the day. That was obviously too much, but thanks to museum's cafe, you can take a break and continue discovering wonderful art pieces in museum. ❤️ Strongly recommend to visit this museum in Amsterdam and don't run through the exhibits looking for famous ones. There are plenty of paintings that are not so well known and are just magnificent.
  • A world-famous museum with an immense number rooms full of artifacts and paintings. Walking through the Gallery of Honour leading to Rembrandt's The Night Watch was a favorite highlight of my visit. It is one of the top attractions in Amsterdam, and is definitely a must-see for all visitors.

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