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Tickets for Rijksmuseum: Priority Entrance

The grandest museum in the Netherlands

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Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
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.


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What's included?

  • Downloadable English audio guide (see ticket)

Additional information

How to use your tickets

  • Enter the museum via the 'People with tickets' lane. Show the digital ticket on your smartphone at the entrance to the galleries
  • Your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can grab some lunch near the museum and visit the museum again when you're done

Audio Guide

Download the audio guide via the Rijksmuseum app (via the museum's free WiFi). Earphones can also be bought at the museum. Available in English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Mandarin.

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

Feb 19, 2017
I was travelling with two grandsons and it was really helpful to have our tickets booked in advance. We booked a guide for the museum to maximise their experience.
Patrycja, Netherlands
Feb 2, 2017
Is realy good experience for everyone :)
Mathew, Austria
Feb 1, 2017
In spite of the busy times, the visit to the Rijksmuseum was excellent. thanks to the "priority entrance deal" we were not in waiting lines.
Kitty de
Feb 1, 2017
Must see
Jan 24, 2017
Lovely experience. Went around lunchtime but still didn't need priority entrance. We spent 3 hours there and didn't cover everything. Might be best to break it up into 2 visits. There's WI fi for electronic tickets.
Mantas, Lithuania
Jan 23, 2017
Very good expierence. To have 4 nice hours
Andrew, Russia
Jan 22, 2017
Michael, United States
Jan 14, 2017
Great collection. Well worth the visit.
David, Belgium
Jan 9, 2017
Bypassed the crowd with a quick entrance giving us more time to see exhibits.
Jan 8, 2017
Superb. So much to see need a couple of days to see it all.
Gets very crowded so get there early .