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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
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 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!

High Society (8 March 2018 – 3 June 2018)

This spring, the Rijksmuseum presents a special collection of thirty five life-size portaits by some of the great masters in art history. Depicting princes, aristocrats and other noble citizens, the exhibition features notable works by artists such as Cranach, Velázquez, Rembrandt and Manet on loan from the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Prado, Tate and Uffizi.

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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, 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
Feb 16, 2018
Beautiful experience including the building.
Feb 16, 2018
Queues can be long so using this facility saved time.
Feb 13, 2018
Good
Feb 12, 2018
Very straightforward to use the mobile app and smartphone tickets for entry. Busy during the middle of the day. Long queue for the bag\coat cloakroom.
Feb 10, 2018
Easy and quick
Feb 9, 2018
Certainly speeded entry up
Feb 6, 2018
easy, fast and no hazzle
Feb 5, 2018
Don’t even think of planning anything else on the day. This is a museum of immense proportions and wonderful surprises at every turn. Awesome to say the least. My only advice is to start as early as possible. We arrived just as the doors opened and having pre booked made entry as easy as apple pie. Highly recommended.
Feb 4, 2018
Far beyond excellent.
Feb 4, 2018
Very easy to use. Highly recommended.

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