Tickets for Rijksmuseum: Skip The Line

See the world's biggest Rembrandt collection, and 800+ years of Dutch history

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
Best time to visit
Before 11:00 or after 15:00
Highlights
  • Get up close to 8,000 objects across 80 galleries, including renowned Dutch masterpieces like The Night Watch by Rembrandt and The Milkmaid by Vermeer
  • One of the most visited museums in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum can have lengthy ticket lines – luckily our skip the line tickets get you in via the Fast Lane!
  • It's not just paintings – the Rijksmuseum also has sculptures, an exhibition of clothing and weapons, and one of the finest libraries you'll ever see
Exhibitions
Operation Night Watch
Now on - Jul 31, 2020

The last time it was worked on, Rembrandt's Night Watch lost a couple of centimeters on all four sides – just to fit a frame. This time, you can keep a close eye on it during its public restoration at the Rijksmuseum. Years of gathered dirt (which gave the painting its nocturnal appearance, rather than the intended daytime setting), being slashed in 1911, and an acid attack in 1990 have left the Night Watch with some scarring.

This massive public restoration sees a glass enclosure built around the enormous painting, as experts work on uncovering hidden truths beneath the layers of dirt and patchwork paint jobs. Be a witness to the most ambitious year-long restoration project of the 21st century during your Rijksmuseum visit.

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Long Live Rembrandt
Now on - Sep 15, 2019

One of the most exciting installments of this year's The Year of Rembrandt exhibition series at the Rijksmuseum is undoubtedly the Long Live Rembrandt art competition. The rules are simple: everyone is welcome to submit an original artwork from virtually any medium, as long as it is inspired by Rembrandt.

Entrants can choose to reimagine one of Rembrandt's works in a modern context or apply his stylistic approach to painting, like his mastery of light and darkness, to create something original that evokes the Dutch master in an original way. The winners will be displayed in a unique exhibition within the Rijksmuseum.

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Description

The Rijksmuseum has some of the world's most famous paintings (including Rembrandt's Night Watch), with 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 underwent a ten-year renovation between 2003 and 2013. 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, one of the museum's most famous (and largest!) paintings. Vermeer's The Milkmaid is another classic to be viewed here, and there are many other lesser-known, but equally intriguing works of art that provide a window into life in another time.

Another spectacular – though underrated – section of the museum is the collection of 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
Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Access to the permanent collection
Cloakroom
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
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are 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
Jul 19, 2019
easy access without lines
exceptional service by museum staff to resolve ticket issue due to phone
Jul 19, 2019
Coming to Amsterdam without visiting the Rijksmuseum is like being in Paris and not vising the Louvre or being in Saint Petersburg and not visiting the Hermitage.
Jul 19, 2019
A great museum
Jul 19, 2019
Customer is on point!
Jul 18, 2019
Great experience. No need to wait on a queue even during the summer season
Jul 17, 2019
It was really fun, quick entry and no wait. Would recommend.
Jul 17, 2019
Super!
Jul 17, 2019
With the earphones and electronic guide it was easy to see the collections.
Jul 16, 2019
Even though it wasin the niddle of summer vacation there were plenty ofspece, and wedid not happen to walk in a long queue. The exhibition was very nice, and we were happy to notice that taking photos was OK. We liked best the paintings from1600-1700.
Jul 15, 2019
When I used Tiqets I had a problem with emails (I was travelling & away from home) & I did not have a printer. I contacted Tiqets on Whatapp and was delighted with their rapid response which solved my problems.

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