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Tickets for Rijksmuseum: Skip The Ticket Line

See the world's biggest Rembrandt collection, and 800+ years of Dutch history

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Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.



  • Get up close to 8,000 objects across 80 galleries, including renowned Dutch masterpieces like The Night Watch by Rembrandt and The Milkmaid by Vermeer
  • One of the most visited museums in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum can have lengthy ticket lines – luckily our handy Rijksmuseum tickets get you in via the Fast Lane!
  • It's not just paintings – the museum also has sculptures, an exhibition of clothing and weapons, and one of the finest libraries you'll ever see


Operation Night Watch
Now on  - Jul 31, 2020

The last time it was worked on, Rembrandt's Night Watch lost a couple of centimeters on all four sides – just to fit a frame. This time, you can keep a close eye on it during its public restoration at the Rijksmuseum. Years of gathered dirt (which gave the painting its nocturnal appearance, rather than the intended daytime setting), being slashed in 1911, and an acid attack in 1990 have left the Night Watch with some scarring.

This massive public restoration sees a glass enclosure built around the enormous painting, as experts work on uncovering hidden truths beneath the layers of dirt and patchwork paint jobs. Be a witness to the most ambitious year-long restoration project of the 21st century during your Rijksmuseum visit.

Caravaggio-Bernini: Baroque in Rome
Now on  - Jun 7, 2020  ( ends in 11 days )

The Renaissance: Is the pinnacle of European artistic expression.

Caravaggio: "Hold my drink!"

The Baroque movement spearheaded by master painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini tore up the Renaissance rulebook, swapping elegance for atmosphere, stillness for drama, and divine grace for visceral emotion. This revolution in painting, sculpture, and architecture reverberated throughout Europe, influencing artists across the continent, including the Rijksmuseum's very own golden boy, Rembrandt van Rijn.

Caravaggio-Bernini: Baroque in Rome celebrates the transformative artistic language the Baroque period gave rise to, with an extraordinary exhibition that brings together a collection of stunning Caravaggio paintings and Bernini sculptures from around the world, alongside masterpieces from some the movement's other notable figures. Other paintings in the exhibition include works by the doyenne of Baroque painting, Artemisia Gentileschi, as well as pieces by Ludovico and Annibale Carracci, and many more.


The Rijksmuseum has some of the world's most famous paintings (including Rembrandt's Night Watch), with an emphasis on the Dutch Golden Age. Its collection spans over 800 years of art history in a beautifully restored building. Located smack-dab in the heart of Amsterdam's Museumplein, the Rijks is an Amsterdam must-see.

The national museum of the Netherlands underwent a ten-year renovation between 2003 and 2013. It's come out looking great – airy, bright and inviting. Plus, it's filled with more paintings and objets d'art than you can possibly absorb in an afternoon's ramble. Still, it's fun to give it a try.

The highlight is Rembrandt's Night Watch, one of the museum's most famous (and largest!) paintings. Vermeer's The Milkmaid is another classic to be viewed here, and there are many other lesser-known, but equally intriguing works of art that provide a window into life in another time.

Another spectacular – though underrated – section of the museum is the collection of weapons and ship models, with its exotic, ornate and even combat-used weapons.

The Rijksmuseum also offers an excellent multimedia tour app that can be downloaded straight to your smartphone. Check it out on the App Store or Google Play!

Insider tip

RIJKS®, this busy museum's Michelin-starred restaurant, is one of the best in the city. It's open for lunch and dinner and, if the weather cooperates, the terrace is a lovely place to eat and relax.

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What's included

Access to the permanent collection

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket


  • Enter the museum via the 'Visitors with ticket' lane and show your smartphone ticket at the entrance to the galleries
  • Once your ticket is scanned it is valid for the whole day, so you can grab some lunch near the museum and go back when you're done


Opening hours

Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX, Amsterdam
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Ratings & reviews

6893 Reviews
Mar 9, 2020
Very good
Mar 7, 2020
Worked fine.
Mar 5, 2020
Easy process to buy online and use at the museum , with the opportunity to leave and come back later in the day. Top tip, go early and start on the second floor. Also download the app for the museum and follow the highlights self guided tour. Its brilliant. Allow lots of time, so much to see. Highly recommend.

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