The Rijksmuseum is the principal national museum in Holland. It illustrates the art and history of Holland from the Middle Ages to the present. World-famous highlights from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch and Johannes Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, can be admired at the Rijksmuseum
- The Rijksmuseum is a must-see when you visit Amsterdam.
- Discover famous works from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch.
- 8,000 objects in 80 rooms tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history.
Travel through time
The Rijksmuseum’s world-famous collection is now presented in an entirely new way. Visitors can now travel through time and experience a sense of beauty and time. 8,000 objects in 80 rooms tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history.
The Rijksmuseum’s collection illustrates the history of Holland, from the Middle Ages to the present. It showcases art and history in an international context. Some works you should definitely see include:
- Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn most well-known painting that is famous throughout the world.
- The museum’s Gallery of Honour in which paintings from great masters are displayed, including Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Vermeer and Rembrandt. Even if you have only little time to spare for a visit, this is where you can see the best of the Golden Age in one place.
- Discover life in the Golden Age by exploring the centuries-old doll’s houses, the oldest of which dates from 1676.
- A gorgeous collection of Delft Blue pottery ranging from tea sets to vases.
- The Cuypersbibliotheek is the biggest and oldest art history library in Holland. A far-reaching renovation has restored the space to its original grandeur.
The Philips Wing
The museum organises several exhibitions in the Philips Wing every year, showcasing works from its own collection as well as (inter)national loans. There is a coffee corner in the Philips Wing. You can also buy exhibition catalogues and gifts associated with the exhibitions here.
Food & beverages
The Rijksmuseum Garden, Rijksshop and Café are accessible even without tickets from 9:00 to 18:00. Would you like to combine your visit with lunch or dinner? RIJKS® is the Rijksmuseum’s restaurant open daily from 11:30 to 22:00.
Visit the Rijksmuseum
Whether you are planning a short or a longer stay in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum is a must-see. It is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00. The museum’s ticket desk closes at 16:30.
Tip: Buy an online ticket ahead of time so you can join the fast lane and don't have to wait in line for a ticket.