Rijksmuseum Tickets

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Opening hours

The Rijksmuseum is open from 9am until 5pm, 365 days of the year. There is no mention of last admission times on the official website.

Entrance fee

Adults- 20 Euros (19 Euros if booked in advance online)

Children aged 18 and under- Free

Friends of the Rijksmuseum- Free

Holders of EYCA-10 Euros (9.50 Euros if booked online)

How to get there

From the Central Station you can take trams 2 and 12 to the Rijksmuseum stop or metro 52 to Vijzelgracht stop.

From Zuid Station take tram 5 to Rijksmuseum stop.

From Sloterdijk Station take tram 19 to the Spiegelgracht stop.

From Amstel Station take tram 12 to Rijksmuseum stop.

From the Marnixstraat Bus Station take bus 288 to Rijksmuseum bus stop.

From Schipol Amsterdam Airport take bus 397 to Rijksmuseum bus stop.

If you are travelling by car you can get an exact route for your journey by logging onto the official website.

FAQ

How long does it take to queue for tickets at the ticket office?
The busiest months for visitors are April, May and August, during this period the waiting time at the ticket office is often 20-30 minutes. If you purchase an e-ticket online then you can avoid the queues at the ticket office.
What are the quietest periods of the day if I want to avoid the crowds?
If you want to avoid the busiest times then you should try to arrive before 10am or wait until after 3pm.
Is it possible to go into the museum by avoiding the crowded area at the ticket office?
If you have a printed copy of your e-ticket or have your e-ticket on your phone you can go directly to the entrance gates and miss the ticket offices altogether. You can also get automatic entry with a Rijksmuseum Vriendenkaart and a Museumkaart.
What about accessibility for the disabled?
The museum is fully accessible to anyone with a disability. There are lifts to all areas of the museum and all the galleries are wheelchair accessible. Electronic wheelchairs are permitted and there are also a limited number of wheelchairs available for use. Mobility scooters are not permitted inside the museum. Walking sticks, crutches and walking frames are not permitted inside if they have points on the base. Guide dogs and sticks for the visually impaired are permitted inside.
Can I take my backpack into the museum?
There is a free, supervised cloakroom where you can leave your backpack, schoolbag or umbrella. Small handbags no larger than an A4 size of paper are permitted inside the museum. Anything larger than this must be left in the cloakroom. There is a separate cloakroom for groups and groups of schoolchildren. There is not sufficient space in the cloakroom for large items such as travel luggage etc.
What about groups, how many are permitted in each group inside the museum?
Groups with a private tour guide must not exceed 20 people. If you are in a group with a Rijksmuseum tour guide the maximum number will be 15 people.

Must Know

All the Rembrandts
For the ‘All the Rembrandts’ exhibition you have to book a time slot or start time. You can choose a window of up to 30 minutes and you have to enter the exhibition within that time slot. Once you are inside the exhibition you can stay for as long as you require. The exhibition is included within the price of the entrance ticket.
Is photography allowed inside the museum?
You may use your camera, but only without flash photography or videos without the use of lights. You are not permitted to take tripods into the museum or selfie sticks.
Is Wi-Fi available inside the museum?
There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the museum.
Admission Tickets
The admission tickets are valid for a full 12 months from the date of purchase.
You can view world-class Dutch masterpieces
The collection in the Rijksmuseum resembles a history of art from The Netherlands, beginning in the Middle Ages through to the present day. Some of the highlights include Vermeer’s ‘Milkmaid’ and Van Gogh’s ‘Self Portrait’. In the Gallery of Honour there are paintings by Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Vermeer and of course, Rembrandt. There is also a collection of gorgeous Delft Blue pottery, from tea sets to vases. Other highlights include the Cuypers Library, The Netherlands biggest and oldest library of historical art.
Rembrandt’s Night Watch
This painting is the largest and most famous creation of Rembrandt and is the centerpiece in the Gallery of Honour. It was painted in 1642 and was the first painting to include a group portrait with the figures in action and telling a story. The captain tells his lieutenant to prepare his company to march. The soldiers are taking their places. The Night Watch is full of interesting detail which you can discover for yourself when visiting the museum.
Other highlights
There are collections of dolls houses that provide a detailed insight into the everyday life of the people of the 17th century. Other collections include miniature silverwork, musical instruments, glass, porcelain, an impressive collection of armoury and several models of ships.

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