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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
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
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.

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!

Matthijs Maris (6 October 2017 - 7 January 2018)

Little is known about this renegade romantic, who was widely celebrated for his mysterious and mystical paintings.The Rijksmuseum's new exhibition unites 75 of Maris's paintings, drawings, and etchings and explores the idiosyncrasies of his eccentric lifestyle. This collaboration with Glasgow's Burrell Collection provides an unprecedented overview of his life's work.

Johan Maelwael (6 October 2017 - 7 January 2018)

One of the first Dutch painters to achieve international recognition Johan Maelwael's influence can still be seen today. For the first time ever, the Rijksmuseum is bringing together 50 artworks to tell the story of Maelwael and his contemporaries. The La Grande Pietà ronde is the undeniable centerpiece – originally painted for the Duke of Burgundy in the 1300s, it hasn't left the Louvre since 1962!

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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, Amsterdam
Additional info

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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Reviews
Nov 24, 2017
Plan for a whole day! Too many wonderful paintings and other art works to appreciate in this museum.
Nov 24, 2017
The museum is FABULOUS. We got there early so not much of a line had formed. No savings on prices is the reason for four stars.
Nov 24, 2017
We were the first people to stand in front of the Rembrandt paintings due to skip the line.
Nov 22, 2017
A brilliant gallery with superb facilities. Hi
Nov 20, 2017
This is great way to visit this wonderful museum. No waiting time!
Nov 19, 2017
Went on a busy Saturday, and was pressed for time because of transportation problems. Buying a Skip the Line ticket made helped me maximize my time at the museum despite the long lines and all my transport delays that day.
Nov 18, 2017
Awesome
Nov 18, 2017
Góod
Nov 15, 2017
The application is fantastic toa quick and also a last minute tour and culture ideas, you can book and enter. Easy and efficient payment methods.
Loved it
Nov 15, 2017
Walked right into the museum!

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