Rijksmuseum Tickets & Tours

10 Best Rijksmuseum Tours & Discount Tickets

Tickets to the Rijksmuseum for anyone under 18 are free!

If you intend to visit only the permanent collection, you do not need to book a time slot. If you wish to see whatever temporary exhibition is on show, you must book a time slot. The Rijksmuseum is renowned for its temporary exhibitions and there is usually no additional charge to see them

Rijksmuseum Ticket Prices

Adults Ticket: €20
Holders of EYCA Ticket: €10
Children aged: Free admission
Friends of the Rijksmuseum: Free admission

Rijksmuseum guided tour costs $5,00 and is only available on Saturday and Sunday.

Free Rijksmuseum Ticket

Children under 18 are entitled to free entry to the Rijksmuseum but they must have a printed e-ticket with barcode to enter.

Free entry to the Rijksmuseum is possible with one of the following Amsterdam cards or benefits:

  • Museumkaart holders
  • I Amsterdam City Card holders
  • Members of ICOM , ICOMOS, The Rembrandt Association (Vereniging Rembrandt) , KOG, Stadspas, VVAK and BankGiro Lottery VIP-Card

The below table includes a brief description of various handpicked Rijksmuseum tickets & skip the line guided tours of the Rijksmuseum. They're based on users reviews, cost, customer experience as well as all the best ways to see the famous Rijksmuseum sight.

We've compared prices from a variety of skip the line Rijksmuseum guided tours & tickets, websites and have handpicked the most affordable Rijksmuseum combination tickets, but utterly enjoyable Rijksmuseum tours & tickets below:

Rijksmuseum Private VIP Tour of Mannheimer James Bond story with Art Historian

1. Rijksmuseum Private VIP Tour of Mannheimer James Bond story with Art Historian

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Rijksmuseum is the National Museum of the Netherlands, exhibiting works of art by famous artists, everyday items and diverse artifacts.
  • The two-hour tour of the Rijksmuseum introduces paintings by famous Dutch masters, such as Rembrandt and Hals.
  • An advice on how to avoid long queuing in order to join the guided tour.
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Rijksmuseum Ticket Skip-the-Line

2. Rijksmuseum Ticket Skip-the-Line

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  • An opportunity to see original Dutch artefacts at the National Museum of the Netherlands.
  • A time saving option for visiting one of the best museums in the country.
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Expert Led Tour of the Rijksmuseum with Tickets

3. Expert Led Tour of the Rijksmuseum with Tickets

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • 2 hours and a half guided tour with an expert through the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
  • Explanation about the artworks of Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt and Vermeer.
  • Visit to one of the world's great museums.
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

4. Private Tour: Amsterdam Rembrandt Art Walking Tour Including Rijksmuseum

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • The guided tour covers points of interest in Amsterdam that closely relate to life and work of Rembrandt, one of the greatest Dutch and world painters.
  • This is a private guided tour completely customizable according to interests and needs of the participants.
  • The guided tour introduces maestro's top works of art, including The
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Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

5. Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A super saver combi ticket for a 1 hour canal boat trip and single entry to the Rijksmuseum.
  • Satisfy your inner culture vulture with works of art plus canals and architecture.
  • Use these tickets on the same day, or different days, it\'s up to you.
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

6. Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

clock Duration: 300 to 330
  • Private tour through Amsterdam's best museums.
  • Perfect introduction to Van Gogh and artist of the Dutch Golden Age.
  • Five-hour private guided tour.
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Amsterdam Rembrandt Private Walking Tour with Rijksmuseum

7. Amsterdam Rembrandt Private Walking Tour with Rijksmuseum

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • The 17th century is called the 'Golden Age'. The new born Republic of the Netherlands was extremely wealthy and its citizens were very confident. The painting industry was booming. More than 5 million paintings have been made during the Golden Age, more than anywhere else in that period. Some of the painters are now world famous, e.g. Rembrandt,...
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour

8. Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours 30
  • In one day, see both of the world-class museums with a professional local guide. You can choose your start time, just email us after the booking is confirmed which time is best for you!

    Join your guide, an art historian, and firstly explore the for an in-depth look at the incredible collection of the Rijksmuseum. Your tour will focus on...
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Skip-the-line | Private Rijksmuseum tour Amsterdam

9. Skip-the-line | Private Rijksmuseum tour Amsterdam

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Join your very own personal, professional art historian as they take you around the Rijksmuseum for an in-depth look at its incredible collection. Your exclusive tour will focus on the collection from the 17th century - the Golden Age of Amsterdam. This particular period saw the development of a visionary art market the likes of which had never...
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Private Skip the Line Rijksmuseum: Dutch Masterpieces Tour

10. Private Skip the Line Rijksmuseum: Dutch Masterpieces Tour

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • Treat yourself to a wonderful day in one of Amsterdam’s grandest museums, the Rijksmuseum, located in the heart of the city. Skip the ticket line and indulge in a world of classic art.

    - Explore the medieval times and their religious influence.
    - Meet Dutch Master Geerten tot St. Jans and his wonderful ‘Tree of Jesse.’
    - See...
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Private Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum with Skip the Line Ticket

11. Private Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum with Skip the Line Ticket

clock Duration: 4 hours 30
  • Treat yourself to a wonderful day in Amsterdam’s grandest museums, the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogn Museum, located in the heart of the city. Skip the ticket line and indulge in a world of classic art.

    On this private tour, your guide will help you skip the line and get straight into the Rijksmuseum. As you walk through the rest of the...
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Private Round Transport to Rijksmuseum from Central Amsterdam

12. Private Round Transport to Rijksmuseum from Central Amsterdam

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • Have a smooth and stress-free sightseeing by pre-booking your private round-trip transfers to and from the Rijksmuseum - the most popular museum in Amsterdam. Your driver will greet you in the hotel located in Amsterdam city center and drive you directly to the Museum, where you will have time to admire the sight on your own. When it’s time to...
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NEW: 1,5 hour luxury canal cruise starting from Rijksmuseum

13. NEW: 1,5 hour luxury canal cruise starting from Rijksmuseum

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Get yourself comfortable in our beautifully-designed boat named the MANA. She is fully electric to take you along the canals of Amsterdam for a clean and quite tour. There is a fully equipped bar on board where you can order from a wide variety of drinks, for example local beers, fresh cocktails and hot chocolate. As we are a small company, our...
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Rijksmuseum: Old Masters and the Golden Age

14. Rijksmuseum: Old Masters and the Golden Age

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  • The 17th century in the Netherlands is known for its significant economic and cultural changes: moving from Catholicism to Protestantism, becoming an independent republic and etc. Suddenly, Dutch trade, military, science and art were among the most acclaimed in the world.

    Would you like to dive into the Golden Age and to find out more about...
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FAQs about Rijksmuseum

What are the Rijksmuseum's Opening Hours?

The Rijksmuseum is open 365 days a year. The museum is open during all public holidays including Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm every day.

Visitors without a ticket can also visit the Rijksmuseum Gardens, Shop and Cafe from 9.00am to 6.00pm every day.

How to get to the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum's address is as follows:
Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 (0) 20 6747 000

There are many ways to get to the Rijksmuseum using public transport within Amsterdam.

Tram

Amsterdam runs on rails and most people get around the city using trams. The Rijksmuseum is accessible from two tram stops, "Rijksmuseum" and "Spiegelgracht"

For Rijksmuseum

  • take the 2 or 12 from Central Station
  • the 5 from Zuid Station
  • or the 12 from Amstel station

For Spiegelgracht

  • take the 19 from Sloterdijk
  • or the 1,7 or 19 from Weesperplein.

Bus

Amsterdam has a decent bus network.

For the Rijksmuseum bus stop

  • Take the 288 from Marnixstraat regional bus station
  • Or the 397 from Schipol Amsterdam Airport.

Car

Driving in Amsterdam is not usually recommended because the city is set up for cyclists and public transport users.

However, if you do drive there are a few parking spaces close to the Rijksmuseum. There is also a car park beneath Museumplein known as Q-Park.

Getting Around the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is made up of two large squares, each with its own atrium. The two buildings are connected by a central tunnel which is where you will find the museum entrances, one on the ground floor and one on the first.

The main building was at least partially closed for almost ten years between 1993 and 2013 when it underwent a huge $375 million renovation. As with any large museum, it's a good idea to download and familiarize yourself with the Rijksmuseum floor plan before your trip. Download the Rijksmuseum floor plan here.

The Rijksmuseum has four floors:

Floor 0
Floor 0
This is the basement floor of the museum and the location of the main entrance atrium. Almost everyone enters the building this way so the very large atrium can still feel crowded. The basement collections include the Middle Ages and Special Collections (rooms 0.1-0.6). You can also access the recently opened Asian Pavilion from this floor.

Floor 1
Floor 1
The ground floor of the Rijksmuseum connects all four corners of the museum. The ground floor is home to the 18th and 19th century galleries (1.1 - 1.18).

Floor 2
Floor 2
The first floor galleries are made up of the 17th century collection and house the majority of the museum's masterpieces. The Gallery of Honor is located on the first floor with The Night Watch at its center.

Floor 3
Floor 3
The second floor houses a small but interesting collection of 20th century work.

 

Plan Your Trip to the Rijksmuseum


The Best Way to Book Your Ticket to the Rijksmuseum

Always buy your ticket to the Rijksmuseum in advance.

Buy either a single ticket from the museum website or consider one of the many combination ticket/museums passes and city passes available. Print your ticket in case your phone battery dies or you cannot connect to data in Amsterdam.

All tickets to temporary exhibitions are timed-entry. Arrive at least fifteen minutes in advance of your slot to avoid missing it. The Rijksmuseum only allows a certain number of people into the museum at a time. Even with a time-slot ticket it is possible you will have to wait for others to leave before you can enter.

The only way to completely skip all line-ups and gain immediate admission to the Rijksmuseum is by purchasing a tour.

Tours cost $5 and can be added to your ticket when purchasing online and in person. The tour gives your priority access to the building and a knowledgeable guide who knows exactly how and when to get you in front of the masterpieces you want to see.

The Best Time to Visit the Rijksmuseum

As the most visited art museum in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum is always busy.

Avoid visiting during school holidays, public holidays and weekends, if you can. As the museum is open 365 days per year, days when children are off school and adults are off work experience very high visitor numbers.

Do visit outside of peak periods. Visit Amsterdam during the winter months when there are fewer tourists overall. Do not go to the museum during peak midday hours between 11am and 3pm.

Either arrive as close to the 9am opening time as you can, or visit later in the day around 3pm. The last admission to the gallery is 4.30pm