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Tickets for Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line

800 years of Dutch art and history, 8,000 objects and 80 galleries

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 17:00
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Best time to visit
Before 11:00 or after 15:00
Highlights
  • 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 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!
Description

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 underrated section - is the 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!

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Smartphone tickets accepted
Skip The Line
What's included
  • 50% discount on 17th-century family guide books in Dutch, English, French and German (available at info desk)
Instructions
  • Enter the museum via the "Visitors with ticket" lane and show your smartphone ticket at the entrance to the galleries
  • Your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can grab some lunch near the museum and go back when you're done
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX, Amsterdam
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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Reviews
Jan 15, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
Loved the intimacy of the Rijksmuseum and the collections.
Jan 5, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
It was painless to walk up to the museum personnel, scan the barcode on our phone, and walk right in! Would definitely recommend!
Jan 5, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
Allow at least three hours, avoid peak time.
Jan 5, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
Absolutely no wait to get into the museum.
Jan 4, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
Great
Jan 4, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
great exhibitions, many of my favorites are there.
The guards are very friendly.
Jan 3, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
Great time
Jan 3, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
Τεράστιο μουσείο θέλει πολύ χρόνο
Jan 2, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
Excellent... no queue for tickets...
BUT the queue for the cloakroom was HORRENDOUS!! I ended up carrying my coat.
They REALLY need to improve this service !
Jan 1, 2019
Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line
It is just easy!
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