Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

4.6
#3 of 6,337 in Things to do in The Netherlands
Must see · Art Museum · Museum
Create an itinerary including Rijksmuseum
Committed to preserving and displaying the art and history of the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum holds masterpieces from some of the country's most prominent artists. This museum was founded in 1800 and moved to its current location in 1808. Since this time, it has acquired more than 1 million objects and artifacts, 8,000 of which are currently on display. Take a moment to notice the restored architecture of the museum before entering. Walk through 800 years of Dutch history, including an impressive collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age featuring the works of Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, and others. Walk down the Hall of Fame to the Night Watch room to view Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch." Enjoy the Asian collection and Asian Pavilion, built in 2013. To visit Rijksmuseum on your holiday in Amsterdam, and find out what else Amsterdam has to offer, use our Amsterdam.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
46,867 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Where in town and decided to go to see Indonesia exbit. While I was I was expecting to see Indonesian art, there was some the majority was A very good exbit on the Indonesia's fight for independence 
    Where in town and decided to go to see Indonesia exbit. While I was I was expecting to see Indonesian art, there was some the majority was A very good exbit on the Indonesia's fight for independence  more »
  • The Rijksmuseum is the top museum in Netherlands. It covers the history of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. It has famous works of art from artists such as Rembrandt... 
    The Rijksmuseum is the top museum in Netherlands. It covers the history of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. It has famous works of art from artists such as Rembrandt...  more »
Google
  • Really interesting museum. Spectacular building and hall. Nice rooms and corridors, signals and directions are quite well shown. During my 2.5hrs visit, my estimation is that I saw 60-70% of it. A lot of variety of collections on time and type (paintings, weapons, sculptures, dolls' houses,...) really nice library close to night walk painting. First level museum in Europe.
  • They have audio tours both for your phone and an easy to use device (I got the device). Additionally they have docent led tours which I think is the best option since you can ask questions (I took this too.) The cost for the device and the human led tour is 5 euros each and well worth it. For a 'classic' museum I was surprise at how loud it is. Apparently the Dutch are very enthusiastic about their artists.

Plan your trip to Amsterdam

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip