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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."(13 Tips)
    Maja W.
    "Great Audio guide for this awsome collection of masterpieces."(17 Tips)
    Carl G.
    "Excellent collection of paintings by the Dutch masters."(7 Tips)
    David A.
    "Buy the audio tour, well worth it."(11 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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'
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • Pauliina Å.
    Pauliina ÅdahlDecember 22, 2014
    There is a looooong queue for the garderobe. Instead of waiting, go to downstairs where there is another smaller one. No waiting needed. And buy the e-ticket, avoid waiting for the tickets too. :)
  • 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.
  • Witek B.
    Witek BartnikJuly 17, 2013
    This museum is absurd. Watch out for: elevators taking you out of the museum,divided floors forcing you to double back a few condignations, one-way doorways and so on. Veermer is very nice though.
  • Óscar B.
    Óscar BalcázarJanuary 3, 2014
    If you purchase your ticket for not making the line you still have to make it with those that do not have to make the line. It was longer by the way than those that did not purchase the ticket before
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Constanza K.
    The renovation was worth the wait! Staff and security guards are extremely nice (no flash photography!). Only thing is they announce an Yves Saint Laurent dress which I did not see..
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Visne K.
    Visne KirazAugust 11, 2013
    For audio guides, don't waste your money by paying 5€ because it is the same audio guide which you can download to your smartphone for free. This is also timesaving by skipping another line.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ji&V G.
    Ji&V GuptaMarch 25
    Bring headphones and download the app for an amazing guided tour on your phone. If you don't have headphones, you can buy them at the guided tour kiosk for 1,5 euros.
  • 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.
  • Christophe P.
    Christophe PAugust 11, 2013
    The audio guide, here called "multimedia tour", is an iOS app: if you already have an iOS device, you don't need to pay the 5€ to rent a device: you can just download the Rijksmuseum app on the Store!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Andreas B.
    Andreas BaaschOctober 25, 2013
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  • Vít O.
    Vít OlšákAugust 3, 2013
    No need the introduction. Just buy tickets online/use Museumkaart and skip the big line! And download the app and enjoy pro-guide with ur own mobile and headphones!
  • 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.
  • Amy
    AmyJuly 27, 2015
    Download the museum's free app using their free wifi. It's exactly the same as the audio guide that costs €5. Look for numbers next to the pieces: gives you an idea which paintings to focus on.
  • Lennart v.
    Gorgeous building, never feels crowded despite the large number of daily visitors. Do visit the library if you can.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenJanuary 11
    Pride of the Netherlands, large collection of Dutch masters located in an impressive building. Skip the queue and pre-order your ticket online.
  • Bryan V.
    I like the way it is set up with a logical and easy layout. One of the best museums in the Netherlands!
  • Carmen T.
    Carmen TattoJanuary 4, 2013
    Amazing! The best thing is that the museum is not that large than museums like Louvre. So, you can look and explore all session without feeling tired.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FergusonApril 14, 2013
    Get there early, it is a huge museum and you will need almost all day to get through it. Also bring a water bottle, there are no water fountains
  • 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
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