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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
Sunday:  09:00 - 17:00
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  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!
Exhibitions
80 Years' War
Now on - Jan 20, 2019

2018 marks 450 years since the start of the Eighty Years' War. In this turbulent period, William of Orange led a Dutch rebellion against the rule of the Spanish King Philip II in a historic war which defines the Netherlands to this day. This winter, the Rijksmuseum brings together special works of art and fascinating contemporary objects to cast a critical eye on the ways in which violence, oppression, terrorism and religious persecution have shaped the country.

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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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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
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
Nov 14, 2018
Excellent visit, very huge Museum. Take your time and have your beautiful art day!
Nov 13, 2018
Fine experience, quick way to buy tickets
Nov 13, 2018
Soooooooo much better than waiting in line to purchase tickets. Loved being able to zip right into the museum.
Nov 13, 2018
Time Saving is good on a short trip!
Nov 13, 2018
Excellent
Nov 12, 2018
So quick. We skipped from the back of the queue to the front on a saturday afternoon.
Nov 12, 2018
Easy booking. A seamless visit.
Nov 11, 2018
A lovely gallery. Not overly busy. The audio guide is quite thin and almost not worth downloading. Make sure you grab the print outs in each gallery room that detail significant works; these are excellent for a novice!
Nov 11, 2018
Excelente servicio
Nov 10, 2018
We bought our tickets online at be Tourist information office opposite central station. It was great to skip the line at the museum- as there is so much to see there.
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