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The Rijksmuseum (Dutch: [ˈrɛiksmyˌzeːjʏm] (listen); English: National Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Gorgeous museum - could easily spend a few hours in here. Displays are in English and Dutch so you can still find out more about a piece even if you don't speak the local language. Staff were really friendly too - especially the lovely lady on the ticket desk who taught me how to say thank you in Dutch. Was really nice to learn more about the Netherlands and their rich history.
My absolute favourite place in Amsterdam, and one of my favourite museums in the world so far. The museum is in great condition, and so beautiful. The exhibitions are amazing, and so logically organized. The Dutch masters, Night Watch, art from former Dutch Colonies, and art from South Africa's Apartheid. There is so much to see. I truly recommend it. And there is even a room where you can draw your own unique postcard! I loved this part! Tips: - There is no student discount - Children under 18 enter free - Go early, as you WILL need time to see this amazing museum.
What can anyone say about a user friendly, gorgeous museum in wonderful Amsterdam? One thing: the collection is large. It is best to take two days to understand it all better. I spent more than three hours here and still was left with a lot to see! Unlike other museums in Europe it is not stuck-up and very friendly they allow visitors to take pictures and video or at least I didn't get call on that we're in other museums I've noticed a lot of surveillance that prevent visitors from taking pictures. Overall a great experience at this place.
There is so much to see in this museum! I spent 2 hours and could have easily spent more time looking around, time is a cruel mistress. And, they let you take pictures, just please remember to turn the flash off. The museum is mostly filled with art from the 1600-1800 but there is a modern art, 1900-, section on the top floor. With lots of great history about the painting and their painters this is a great place to visit when in Amsterdam.
One of the most amazing museums I have ever visited. Easy to go through the entire exhibition. Full of treasures. Helpful staff. The building architecture is really worthy. There are different activities if you plan to visit it with kids. I was attending a free painting activity in the meeting point. If you wanna avoid long queues, take the online tickets.
A superb museum that is just beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside. Great exhibits with a rich Dutch history. There was a lot of things to see and it wasn't too big that you would feel completely cultured out! The cafe area is also really nice but it's fairly crowded. Don't forget to head out into the gardens as well for many photo opportunities.
This is a wonderful museum with an excellent layout. Each floor follows the progression of Dutch art and is dedicated to a specific time period and as you ascend, you can see the evolution of artistic styles. I'm not an art connoisseur but I found it amazing that I could actually see this. From the early emphasis on Christian imagery to mythological and the transition into the impressionist movement. There is an audio guide to rent and I thought I someone using an app. One of these is a necessity. There is also a "Highlights" tour that runs about a hour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable with an obvious passion for the works. I highly recommend. There is also an very nice armament and ship model display. I got there at about 9:30 AM and left had to leave at closing. For me, this was adequate, but I will go back next time I'm in Amsterdam.
Good place to find free bathrooms, also, if you are under nineteen you get free entry! Really neat collection of art and artifacts, recommend finding the princess of Orange's tea room. The museum shop isn't as good as others that I've been to, but they did have somethings. There is a good place for pancakes right outside a little ways down the canal (they gave gluten free too). Went there twice! The museum staff was also extremely friendly and sweet!
Beautiful museum! A must see when visiting Amsterdam. At the museam Square their are several interesting museums which you can visit. Rijksmuseum has a beautiful collection. You can book a (school) tour. Make sure you book in time when visiting with a big group. Our guide Hugo was very friendly and he provided us with a lot of information.
One of the best museums I've ever visited in my life. It's an enormous set of culture, design and ART. If you like to wander around and look at interesting items and paintings - this is the place you should visit the most. Pay attention to the architecture! It's amazing! The High Society intro movie is a banger (and of course the paintings too)!
Everything about Amsterdam is extraordinary. Probably the friendliest people on the planet. There are a lot of museums to see so get your tickets in advance & plan your time well. I walked everywhere but you can rent bicycles. Also, you can lodge in the riverboats which I plan to do my next visit. Seek the vintage stores in the area to shop at bargain prices and take a piece of wearable memory with you. Out of my Europe tour, Amsterdam and Prague are my two most favorite places.
Just get there early! Miss the crowds and enjoy so much world renown art. Excellent entrance hall. Very popular place. You could easily spend all day there though it gets pretty crowded between 11:00am and 16:00pm.
What can anyone say about a user friendly, gorgeous museum in wonderful Amsterdam? One thing: the collection is large. It is best to take two days to understand it all better. I spent more than three hours here and still was left with a lot to see! Unlike other museums in Europe it is not stuck-up and very friendly they allow visitors to take pictures and video or at least I didn't get called on that. In other museums I've noticed a lot of surveillance that prevent visitors from taking pictures. Overall a great experience at this place.
Great Museum! Dutch at including the Dutch masters. We spent about three hours to see the Dutch masters and special collections. We probably saw less than 20 percent of the museum! If you enjoy the arts I would say this is a must see! They do have a bag check and lockers and the museum staff was friendly and helpful. There are also place mat type cards at the major pieces that have a nice review of the work. The phone app is also great, giving a free audio tour! Loved it!
An amazing building, recently refurbished after a 2 year closure with marvelous ceilings and stained glass windows..exquisite dutch paintings including the 'Night Watch' and beautiful cabinet furniture too plus a great collection of ceramics, including Delft blue. They have an application that you can use to the the museum with and it is very good. Just a fantastic place to visit, easily reached by tram or train and tram. Then tram stops outside the museum. I recommend not missing this gem.
If you're an art lover, go early and plan to spend some time here. My husband and I visited and thought we were walking through at a fast pace, but still ended up spending four and a half hours here. It was so lovely. From paintings to antique furniture with intricate inlays to carved weapons, the Rijksmuseum has it all. A gorgeous collection. Don't leave Amsterdam without visiting!
One of the top museums in the world! I haven’t expected the collection will be so huge! It’s unforgettable experience what I recommend for everyone. I also suggest to buy AmsterdamCard which includes this museum for free. In my opinion the best way to explore the museum is to spend there whole day. But if you are limited in time I would recommend to spend there around 3-4 hours minimum or half of day. The location is great and you will find a lot of other museums and attractions nearby. The perfect transport to get there is Amsterdam tram 🚋 🚊
Very nice museum with lots of great work. Enjoyed every singe second I spent here. Someone should tell the security guards to be a little nicer though because we were yelled at out of nowhere for carrying a little purse. Anyhow it was still a great experience.
Great Museum! Dutch art including the Dutch masters. We spent about three hours to see the Dutch masters and special collections. We probably saw less than 20 percent of the museum! If you enjoy the arts I would say this is a must see! They do have a bag check and lockers and the museum staff was friendly and helpful. There are also place mat type cards at the major pieces that have a nice review of the work. The phone app is also great, giving a free audio tour! Loved it!
A definite must-see. The most comprehensive museum in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum spans four floors and several eras. Aside from the obligatory paintings The Night Watch and The Milkmaid, the Romantic exhibits of The Hague School artists, the intricate and elaborate doll houses and the China-influenced porcelain towers were all mesmerizing in their own rights. On exiting, spare a few minutes to appreciate the street musicians who take advantage of the excellent acoustics of the passageway to perform Vivaldi.
The museum building itself is worth a visit, the architecture is beautiful. The exhibitions are all very good, and show the great variety of Dutch art. The main attractions such as Rembrandts' "night watch" are very busy and you are not likely to get a full view of the painting. Nevertheless it is worth the visit. If you go a bit outside of the beaten path you'll get more room to your self and actually have the time and space to admire the art. The Rijksmuseum is one of the most visited attraction in Amsterdam for a reason, it's absolutely worth a visit!
Absolutely fantastic museum. They apparently renovated about 2 years ago, so the inside is now very modern and clean. Came mainly for the Vermeer and Rembrandt works, but the rest were excellent (I particularly enjoyed the armory). If you've got a few hours to spend, this museum is the perfect spot to do so, and I highly recommend it to everyone coming to Amsterdam!
Loved the museum. It houses a lot of the great Dutch works and we spent around 3 hours walking around in the great building and watching the paintings and other stuff displayed in this museum. It's definitely worth seeing if you're in Amsterdam and they also have a park behind the museum with some water features that were fun.
This was by far a favorite museum that we visited on our Eupoean vacation. It was nice to be able to take photos (without flash) in the museum. The colors on all of the paintings were amazing and looked well cared for. The layout was amazing and well thought out. We appreciated having the guide to where we could see the main attractions (for teens, this was necessary!)
Really, truly loved this museum. And for seventeen euros it is well worth it! E y have history throughout the countries and a few art pieces by the famous Dutch artist:Van Gogh. Here are lockers to store rucksacks as they are not allowed through the museum. Toilets were clean and reliable. Just wish there was a better navigation system to get around the museum as it turns out I missed a few areas. But well worth the visit! If you are in Amsterdam I highly recommend this place.
The building itself is a work of art. Lots of famous artwork as well as some less famous but equally beautifully. The museum does a great job mixing paintings and artifacts. They even have full rooms from old canal houses! The museum is large enough that it never dealt crowded. Even around the most famous pieces it was hard to get a closer look.
OH my God! What a wonderful museum. I stayed two days in Amsterdam and my daughter allocated two hours to visit it. I think if I would have spend both of my days of Amsterdam in this museum it would be not enough. They have second floor with prophets' paintings. First floor with wonderful paintings like huge painting of battle of Waterloo and ground floor with uncountable excellent paintings and statues.
If You Ever Find Yourself In The City Of Amsterdam, Make Certain That You Take (1) FULL DAY And Spend At The Rijksmuseum...FULL STOP!!! This Is Such An Amazing Experience From Start To Finish... Best To Buy Tickets Online Before Hand To Avoid Waiting In A Line... They Have Audio Tours Available... A Small Cafe To Grab A Quick Coffee And Break, Large Gift Shop (Of Course) And PLENTY Of Helpful Docents That Were EXTREMELY Knowledgeable!!! Not To Be Missed 😃😃😃
Hands down the best museum I've ever been to. A great exhibition of Dutch history and culture. The museum is a decent size in that you could spend an entire day their if you wanted but it's still well laid out and spacious enough for those in a rush or on tighter schedules. There are plenty of great locations nearby to get something to eat and the direct tram links outside will get you to pretty much anywhere in Amsterdam.