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Tickets for Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line

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

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Skip The Line
Opening hours
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 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 under-rated section - is the weapons and ship models, with its exotic, ornate and even combat-used weapons.

How to use your tickets

Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1, 1071, Amsterdam
  • 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

What's included?

  • Downloadable English audio guide (see ticket)

Good to know

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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Common questions

What do these tickets include?
In general, every ticket includes a single entrance to the venue in combination with other services depending on the product you choose. Please check the section Whats included on this page to know more about what your tickets include.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information in the Important information section during checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
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Do I have to print these tickets?
Most venues allow you to enter by simply showing your tickets on your smartphone. Very few require printed tickets. See the section titled 'Using these tickets'.

Customer reviews

Kathryn, United Kingdom
May 23, 2017
Loved the building
Anonymous
May 22, 2017
OK.
Rachel , Netherlands
May 20, 2017
Make sure you leave yourself enough time to explore
Joyce, United Kingdom
May 19, 2017
Buying tickets in advance on line was perfect for me as I had limited time. I did not have to queue at all and therefore had more time to spend in this fantastic art gallery/museum!
Anonymous
May 18, 2017
By booking on line, I was able to enter the museum right away.
Hannah, United Kingdom
May 17, 2017
We got straight in with no problems - excellent
Robert, United States
May 17, 2017
We avoided a line and got in quickly.
Come early; it can be a long day--but you can go out and come back in again on the same day--unlike the Anne Frank House.
Anonymous
May 16, 2017
Great museum for the art appreciation lovers! Grate prices of art and history of this amazing city
Stephanie, United States
May 16, 2017
I was able to quickly enter the museum and I had all the information I needed within the App.
Guðmundur, Iceland
May 15, 2017
Impressive. Did not know the Dutch where such huge fans of naval paintings.