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Tickets for Rijksmuseum: Priority Entrance

The grandest museum in the Netherlands

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Opening hours
09:00 - 17:00
Best time to visit
Before 11:00 or after 15:00


  • Get up close to 800 years of Dutch art and history with 8,000 objects across 80 galleries - including renowned masterpieces Night Watch by Rembrandt and The Milkmaid by Vermeer, plus fantastic temporary exhibitions
  • The most-visited museum of the the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum can have lengthy ticket lines. Our skip the line tickets get you in via the Fast Lane
  • It's not just paintings - Rijksmuseum has sculptures, an exhibition of clothing and weapons, and one of the finest libraries you'll ever see. Even the passageway outside manages to be monumental!


The Rijksmuseum has over 5,000 paintings (including Rembrandt's Night Watch), and 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, the Rijksmuseum recently underwent a ten-year, €375 million renovation. 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.

There's a definite emphasis on the Dutch Golden Age - the 17th century period when Rembrandt, Vermeer and many other artists found fame, and occasionally fortune. The Rijksmuseum collection showcases art from 1200-2000.

The highlight is Rembrandt's Night Watch, also known by its much longer title Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq. Vermeer's The Milkmaid is another famous classic to be viewed here, but there are many other lesser-known, but equally intriguing works of art that provide a window into life in another time.

Another favorite - though under-rated section - is the weapons and ship models, with its exotic, ornate and even combat-used weapons.

Good Hope. South Africa and the Netherlands from 1600 (17 February to 21 May)

Through paintings, documents, photos, tools, and archaeological findings, this exhibition explores the turbulent colonial past and modern relationship between South Africa and the Netherlands. Influences - linguistic, religious, cultural and more - are represented in the 300 items on display here.


Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX, Amsterdam

What's included?

  • Downloadable English audio guide (see ticket)

Additional information

Opening Hours

09:00 - 17:00.

Getting There

  • Tram: 2 or 5, Rijksmuseum; 12, Museumplein

  • Bus: 145, 170, 172, 174 or 197, Rijksmuseum

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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Customer reviews

Margaret, United Kingdom
Mar 29, 2017
Huge building takes lot of time to see around exhibits
Good idea leave and return
Ragnhild , Belgium
Mar 28, 2017
Very easy. Fantastic museum!
Antonis, Cyprus
Mar 28, 2017
Great service, excellent hosting and caring.
Cristian, Romania
Mar 28, 2017
Worth it every penny and no queue
Isabel, Ireland
Mar 27, 2017
Makes access to the museum so simple and easy.
David, United Kingdom
Mar 24, 2017
One of the world's finest museums of art.
Adeline , Germany
Mar 23, 2017
No queuing, entrance reserved. Still better to go early morning.
Judit, Hungary
Mar 21, 2017
We had to wait for entrance for 10 mintegy oly during the weekend. Makes your visit much easier.
Gaby, Luxembourg
Mar 19, 2017
A museum where you can spend hours and hours. Absolutely amazing - and no time lost with a priority entrance ticket.
Thomas, United Kingdom
Mar 19, 2017
Fabulous building, amazing art and history. Wonderful👏