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Art Museum and History Museum
Museumkwartier, Amsterdam
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    Maja W.
    "Great Audio guide for this awsome collection of masterpieces."(29 Tips)
    Marci H.
    "Rembrandt's The Night Watch is an amazing painting to see in person."(23 Tips)
    Nicole F.
    "Beautiful museum, four floors, Dutch masters, nice collection"(17 Tips)
    Ferdy v.
    "My favorite is definitely “De Nachtwacht” by Rembrandt van Rijn."(9 Tips)
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  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJuly 29, 2016
    National gallery filled with masterpieces of dutch masters. If you've ever heard such names as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Hals, Steen, de Hooch and Ruisdael, this museum is must see for you.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Patrick K.heart icon on user image
    Patrick KeijerFebruary 16, 2015
    If you have the time to spend the whole afternoon, exploring and admiring Dutch Culture, Dutch (paint) Masters and sniffing some Dutch history from the 'golden century', grant yourself this chance!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Marci H.heart icon on user image
    Marci HyattOctober 26, 2015
    Rembrandt's The Night Watch is an amazing painting to see in person. This museum allows people to take pictures of the art! Just no flash!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jean-Paul S.heart icon on user image
    Jean-Paul Schaddé van DoorenNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Enter the gardens for free (toilets for free inside too), but take your time to watch the great pieces of art inside. If you tend to visit more than 3 museums in a year: ask for a 'museumkaart'.
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BarnhamFebruary 15, 2015
    Well how to sum this place up, it's a beautiful building which is full of beautiful artworks. You need to be here at 9am or you will have to queue, this place is rightly popular.
  • Tero A.heart icon on user image
    Tero AngeriaNovember 19, 2017
    The Nightwatch - obviously.. But there is so much more to see. Download the app to your phone, as the app has all the formal audio tours and you save money! I recommend minimum 2 hrs to visit..
  • Fred S.heart icon on user image
    Fred SpofforthJanuary 4, 2020
    There are the must see Vermeer’s and the Nightwatch but make sure you go to the special exhibits in the basement. The family game is a good way to engage the kids in the exhibits (well some of them).
  • Vangelis K.heart icon on user image
    Vangelis KoukidisNovember 1, 2016
    Start from the top floors, I believe it makes the going around easier. Photos are oddly allowed - even with flash! - and the personnel is very friendly. Looks bigger than it is. Focus on the Dutch.
  • Pedro G.heart icon on user image
    Pedro GuerreroNovember 16, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    If Van Gogh museum is crowded, Rijks has a quite number of his paintings here, including masterpieces from Rembrandt, Rubens, Brueghel, Avercamp, etccc
  • Julia S.
    Julia S.June 24, 2014
    The small café on the first floor has DELICIOUS brownies. There is also free Wifi, the art is impressive and I wish I had read before that there is an app and hadn't paid the 5€ for the audio tour.
  • Ksenia V.heart icon on user image
    Ksenia V.July 13, 2018
    Well worth the money! If you look and book online you can find a 10% discount code! It’s good to give it 5hrs if you have the time and the stamina. Very accessibly annotated and well curated.
  • Denizheart icon on user image
    DenizJune 20, 2017
    A wonderful museum, full of art and history. Don't forget to buy your ticket priorly through web and skip the line. Get your comfortable shoes, and start walking in the museum.
  • tigz d.heart icon on user image
    tigz de palmaDecember 22, 2016
    the dutch masters, the still lifes, the milkmaid, the architecture, the history. the dutch have such a rich art culture, finely represented here. a must see. it's huge, plan a day, or go back again.
  • Foodieheart icon on user image
    FoodieSeptember 20, 2014
    Get your ticket online or be prepared to queue for literally two hours to get in 😁🙈 Avoid the busiest hours (11am-3pm)👆 The place is overcrowded inside, you won't be able to enjoy 'The Night Watch'
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherNovember 29, 2017
    Must see! The extra fee to join the intro tour is absolutely worth it! So much to see and the tour gives you a better perspective, specially if you’re short on time.
  • shal923h
    shal923hJuly 22, 2022
    Would recommend leveraging the audio guide to navigate through the rooms with its designed route, but pause the audio to read each room’s descriptions bc the guide only focuses on individual paintings
  • Magdalena M.
    Magdalena MrázkováOctober 8, 2016
    This place is enormous so it's good to decide before what you'd like to see as you simply can't manage everything. The 1700 century art (including Rembrandt and Vermeer) is a must!
  • Jeffrey J.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey JamesApril 6, 2015
    A lovely selection of paintings from the Dutch masters through the ages. Wonderful examples of 17th century cabinets & antiquities. Don't wait in line for the coat check, use the lockers €1!
  • Jelle H.heart icon on user image
    Jelle HoogenboomNovember 9, 2013
    If you don't have the time or the patience to see the entire museum, at least visit the 2nd floor. This is dedicated to the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age, and is the highlight of the museum.
  • Tonia I.heart icon on user image
    Tonia ImperfectFebruary 6, 2017
    A rich architectural museum,there are four floors filled with the works of many great Dutch & foreign artists.The exhibits all have descriptions and interesting facts on the side. It's huge,plan ahead
  • Emilia F.
    Emilia FlockhartNovember 25, 2013
    You don't need a ticket to visit the cafe. The coffee is delicious and reasonably priced. It's a great spot to take a rest and people watch.
  • Ezgiheart icon on user image
    EzgiJanuary 13, 2020
    in your Amsterdam trip you should really go Rijks. Really nice structure, too many items to see like paintings and others. But there is only little of others. Mostly paintings ofc. it takes half a day
  • Heleno S.heart icon on user image
    Heleno SchneiderOctober 14, 2014
    Not only you will see one the largest collection of masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Era but you will enjoy the fine architecture. Bonus: 4 Vermeer's side by side, including the Milkmaid.
  • Edwulfheart icon on user image
    EdwulfJanuary 23, 2017
    Focus on European painting (some other stuff too) you must see the Rembrandt. Good museography all works have description and a curious fact. Stained glass on 3rd floor is a special photo spot.
  • Sofia U.heart icon on user image
    Sofia UzDecember 23, 2015
    Obviosly a must! Renovations look great and collection is amazing! If you're in a hurry- skip 1st and 3rd floor, nothing too significant there, but 2nd floor is a must! Say hi to Rembrandt from me
  • Emilyheart icon on user image
    EmilyApril 12, 2017
    This museum is in a truly amazing building. Exploring the museum is so much fun. It's a fascinating look into Dutch history. It's much more than old paintings! Be sure to see the doll houses!
  • Ferdy v.
    Ferdy van BerkelAugust 15, 2018
    A must while you are in the city is seeing the pieces of art made by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and countless more Dutch Masters. My favorite is definitely “De Nachtwacht” by Rembrandt van Rijn.
  • Hop Hey L.heart icon on user image
    Hop Hey LalaleyOctober 11, 2015
    Great Rembrandt collection, if you have time - have a look at less popular works of Dutch artists - you will be surprised with the style and technique. The hall with dolls' houses is a must visit.
  • 4SQ S.
    4SQ SU NetherlandsApril 16, 2016
    The Rijksmuseum is dedicated to art en history. It's also the largest art and most visited museum of the Netherlands. You will find masterpieces of Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer in here.
  • Valentin V.
    Valentin VesaJune 16, 2013
    Great museum, they just opened after a 10 years long renovation. Beautiful collections. Buy tickets online!!!! ING debit/credit cards holders get a whooping 50% discount!!!
  • Michael O.heart icon on user image
    Michael O'RourkeJanuary 9, 2017
    Phenomenal collection of Dutch history and art. It's easily worth a visit, but make sure that you get here early if you want to see Rembrandt's Night Watch - the crowds are insane. 
  • Tamara Z.heart icon on user image
    Tamara ZabihiJuly 22, 2023
    Beautiful selection of pre-modern art!I recommend going earlier in the day, as later on in the afternoon, it gets more stuffy and crowded, and each wing fills up with lots of foot traffic.
  • Miriam B.
    Miriam BAugust 15, 2014
    Download the App, great Tourguide. Come early 9 AM and start at the Nachtwacht, Eregalerij the busiest area.
  • Harald B.
    Harald B.May 15, 2019
    The Netherland‘s hoard of Old Master paintings. Inside the museum you must queue for a time slot to see Vermeers, Rembrand‘s master pieces!
  • Serj L.
    Serj LotutoviciOctober 13, 2017
    1. Make sure you pack enough time when you visit, the exposition is huge and you can spend hours on one flour.2. If you are planning to visit other museums, by the 'museumkaart'.
  • Hana H.
    Hana H.September 15, 2017
    Wonderful items carefully preserved and well presented. Impressive building too. The iPhone app will take you through the exhibition, all you need is your phone and headphones.
  • Nuno G.heart icon on user image
    Nuno GouveiaAugust 23, 2014
    Impressive museum, totally worth your time. Try going early so you don't get long lines and make sure you don't miss any rooms, as there are quite a few detours with extra exhibits.
  • Diego B.heart icon on user image
    Diego BarrosMay 16, 2018
    The quality of the museum is awesome but It was extremely crowded when I visited so it was tiresome and not so good.
  • Ана Л.heart icon on user image
    You need at least 3h to only visit most popular periods. Gardens (in front and back) are amahzing - chill here even if not visiting museum. Entry is free and they are open until 18h.
  • Anke S.heart icon on user image
    Anke St.October 21, 2015
    Amazing art museum with paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh etc.. Get the free museum's app in advance: with the free WLAN you can choose between a variety of tours.
  • Nellieheart icon on user image
    NellieJanuary 28, 2016
    Just everything, everything is great (the collection, the architecture, the coffee and coffee corners, the shop,...). Paradise on earth!
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael McGaryJune 23, 2017
    The media guide iPhone app was amazing. Great directions on the express tours and good descriptions of the artwork.
  • Sina S.heart icon on user image
    Sina SayanMarch 20, 2016
    Book online in order to not to wait the line. Spare a full day because it is really big. Definitely worth to see.
  • Chi N.heart icon on user image
    Chi NguyenMay 13, 2019
    It worths to visit this huge and beautiful museum to know about Amsterdam history and culture and its influencers
  • Jonathan
    JonathanNovember 17, 2013
    If the cafe is full, go to the coffee bar down the large staircase. They have good coffee, great fresh brownies, and Dutch ‘stroopwafels’.
  • Maryam A.heart icon on user image
    Maryam AkbaryFebruary 8, 2018
    Wonderful museum. A great combination of arts from different centuries. 4 hours was not enough. Be sure to manage your time
  • Marco R.heart icon on user image
    Marco RendinaApril 24, 2016
    Amazing permanent collection and always interesting temporary exhibition.
  • Shaun W.heart icon on user image
    Shaun WestonFebruary 18, 2015
    The Late Rembrandt exhibition was excellent, and the Van Gogh and Vemeer paintings were gorgeous. Can't wait to go back and spend more time there.
  • Derk T.heart icon on user image
    Derk TuinFebruary 11, 2017
    One of the best museums in the Netherlands. Awfully good collection.
  • Ele G.heart icon on user image
    Ele Gagnidze 유February 13, 2017
    Amazing collection of paintings. Save €5 by downloading their app for the audio guide. Free wifi in the building. See library, it is huge and amazing.
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