Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Planning to visit the Rijksmuseum? Check out our information below!


Amsterdam is home to one of Europe’s most renowned museums – the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum is a huge museum with more than 8,000 works of art and artefacts from the 15th to the present, it has the largest collection in the country. Several world-famous masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Jan Steen and other artists of the Dutch Golden Age hang here. Some famous paintings hanging here are; The Milkmaid by Vermeer, Jan Steen’s Merry Household, Marten and Oopjen and the Night Watch (Nachtwacht) both by Rembrandt van Rijn.

The building, which is a masterpiece in itself, was opened in 1885. It recently underwent a massive renovation and reopened in 2013. A visit here can already take an hour, if you only see the highlights. If you are interested in Dutch art, plan at least half a day to spend here.

Opening hours:

The Rijksmuseum is open every day of the year from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM. The Rijksmuseum library designed by Cuypers and the Research Library are open 1 hour later than the museum every day from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Photographer: redcharlie @redcharlie1 by Unsplash

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips you should know before visiting the Rijksmuseum.

  • Together with the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum is located on Museumplein, an open green space that is a popular picnic and hangout spot in warm weather.
  • The Rijksmuseum has bought Jan Steen’s painting ‘Mayor of Delft and his Daughter’ for €11.9 million. It is the most expensive painting in the museum’s history.
Photographer: Marnix Smulders by Unsplash


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