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Art Museum and History Museum
Museumkwartier, Amsterdam
  • Marci H.
    "Rembrandt's The Night Watch is an amazing painting to see in person."(14 Tips)
    Maja W.
    "Great Audio guide for this awsome collection of masterpieces."(20 Tips)
    Nicole F.
    "Beautiful museum, four floors, Dutch masters, nice collection"(9 Tips)
    David A.
    "Buy the audio tour, well worth it."(11 Tips)
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  • Jeffrey J.
    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!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Patrick K.
    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!
  • Claudia R.
    Claudia RahanmetanMarch 22, 2015
    The Late Rembrandt was really worth the money, simply beautiful! It was a bit crowded on Saturday though and an online ticket didn't avoid standing in a waiting line. But it was definitely worth it!
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • 4SQ S.
    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.
  • Heleno S.
    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.
  • Artyom F.
    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 Aug 11
  • Sofia U.
    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
  • Hop Hey L.
    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.
  • 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!!!
  • John B.
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Andreas G.
    If you only choose one museum in Amsterdam, this will be it. Huge, varied, excellent collections, awe inspiring, atmospheric and majestic space. Download the free app for a guided tour!
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Foodie
    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'
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • 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.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Jean-Paul S.
    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'.
  • Jelle H.
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Nuno G.
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Anke S.
    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.
  • Martijn W.
    Martijn WAugust 15, 2013
    Dedicated to arts and history in the Netherlands. On display is a selection from the total collection of 1 million objects, some of which are masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Vermeer. Read more
  • Reno M.
    Reno MarcelloJuly 2, 2013
    Aussies shouldn't forget to find Hartog's plate (the oldest European artifact to have been found in Australia) which is practically hidden in a completely nondescript cabinet.
  • Karina N.
    Karina NewtonMay 28, 2014
    If you visit during the 'Art is Therapy' exhibit, take the time to read the yellow signs -- amusing, poignant, and unlike any exhibit I've ever seen.
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
    Perfect way to end a boat tour and enjoy one of the best cultural experiences in Amsterdam: one of the world's largest collection of Renaissance masters, the Rijskmuseum is a must-do. Read more
    DHR.comOctober 11, 2011
    This one of the most important museums in Amsterdam. Go here if you want to see works by the Dutch Masters or famous creations such as Vermeer's The Milkmaid and Rembrandt's The Night Watch.
  • Emily B.
    Emily Basile3 weeks ago
    Big museum, free WiFi, if you download their app you can access audio guides for free. Buy the museumkaart for quick easy access to this and other museums.
  • Marie-Eve W.
    Marie-Eve WardMay 22, 2013
    Would recommend the media tour where you get audio for paintings. When there's too many people standing in front of it, it can be hard to get to the little sign that explains the painting.Only 5 euro!
  • izi.TRAVEL
    izi.TRAVELMarch 31, 2014
    Many of the works of art that date from around the same time as the canal ring are to be found in the imposing edifice on the opposite side of the road and the water. Read more
  • Bryan V.
    I like the way it is set up with a logical and easy layout. One of the best museums in the Netherlands!
  • Eric O.
    Eric OgadaFebruary 4
    Very classic museum with a section decorated for one of the greats, Rembrandt. Check it out if you're visiting Amsterdam.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CamargoAugust 21, 2013
    A great museum but get there early. At 10 AM on a Tuesday I walked right in. By Noon, there was a line around the building just to get to the queue to purchase tickets.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Jack J.
    Jack JenkinsAugust 19, 2013
    In the week, if you arrive before 10.30am, then you'll manage to cut a HUGE amount of queue time. We got here at about 10am and had a stress free, great morning there.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Mar D.
    Mar DixonMay 18, 2013
    It's a little confusing to explore so be careful you're not exiting to the beginning as you have to go through 'checkin' again. You can photograph EVERYTHING and all staff are so friendly!
  • Lennart v.
    Gorgeous building, never feels crowded despite the large number of daily visitors. Do visit the library if you can.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly K.July 12
    Awfully crowded but the works of art displayed makes it all worthwhile. Best to get the audio guide.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Shaun W.
    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.
  • Anna L.
    Anna LevinaDecember 5, 2015
    don't forget to download the free app that works as an audioguide. don't miss the Cuypers library inside and check out the gardens. entrance is free for those who are under 18
  • Monika Ł.
    Monika ŁukowskaDecember 21, 2015
    It's an enormouse place, with selection of - in my opinion - the best dutch paintings. MUST SEE IN AMSTERDAM.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Thanasis
    ThanasisMarch 22
    Great art collection, make sure you have a few hours to make it to special exhibitions and the colonies exhibition. Highly recommended!
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Taras K.
    Taras KnyshSeptember 18, 2014
    Great collection of famous artists. Free WiFi. You can buy ticket online. You are allowed to make pictures here.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Alex S.
    Alex ShalanJanuary 19, 2014
    Go on an off-day (i.e. Monday) when the wait is not long to get into the museum and not as crowded. Very impressive collection of Dutch art like Vermeer and Rembrandt.
  • Lily J.
    Lily JMarch 20, 2012
    Unbelievable collection of Rembrandt and Vermeer. There are also many other stunning objects of art from other dutch artists. Get a Holand Pass and skip the long lines.
  • burtonbartijn
    burtonbartijnJanuary 7
    Ofcourse it's great for early art and the masters. But don't forget the upper part, 20th century modern art. Some nice pieces there!
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Jo M.
    Jo MJune 21, 2014
    Book online. It takes a few minutes and you don't need to print the tickets as you can download them as an e-ticket which they scan on the door. A great way to avoid the queues!
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Jack D.
    Jack DavisMay 13, 2015
    Incredible museum that has great audio tours (which you can get in the app) and more interesting artworks than can be summarised!
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Timothy Y.
    Timothy YuanJune 28, 2015
    A must-see in Amsterdam, especially for those interested in 17th-18th century art or Dutch history. Modern collection is small but well-curated.
  • Marco S.
    Marco SousaMarch 13
    Really impressive Rembrandt masterpieces as well as some Van Gogh and friends work. Beautiful building that is incredible on its own.
  • Miriam B.
    Miriam BAugust 15, 2014
    Download the App, great Tourguide. Come early 9 AM and start at the Nachtwacht, Eregalerij the busiest area.
  • Roxanna
    RoxannaJune 15, 2013
    Building itself is just as spectacular as the priceless treasures inside. Night Watch & Van Gogh self portrait are must sees but so are Doll Houses & Ship models
  • Jordi F.
    The museum is super big and clean. It offers art from different centuries. The architecture is amazing and the bar/restaurant great.
  • Juho K.
    Juho KilkkuJune 25, 2013
    You can find high quality photos of many of the paintings online so photographing them might not provide any added value to your visit. Just enjoy the art.
  • Yao L.
    Yao LiApril 30, 2015
    Quite big. You can download the audio tour app on your cellphone for free - I think it's the same version with that you can buy from front desk. However, I don't think you really need it.
  • 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.
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