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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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  • Marci H.
    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 Aug 11
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    Andreas GerolemouMay 13
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • 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!
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Sep 18
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Magdalena M.
    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!
  • JB A.
    JB AndersonOctober 15, 2014
    Have a rough plan using the museum website, or you could easily lose a whole day wandering through the art. Or maybe that is what you want to do!
    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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!!!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jean-Paul S.
    Jean-Paul Schaddé van DoorenNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ 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'.
  • 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
  • Furiousmate
    FuriousmateSeptember 29, 2015
    The audio guide (5 euro; as of Sep 2015) - it's a smartphone-like visual & audio device, just rent one and share with your company because you could always play it back during your visit.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • 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.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • 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
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Nellie
    NellieJanuary 28
    Just everything, everything is great (the collection, the architecture, the coffee and coffee corners, the shop,...). Paradise on earth!
    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.
  • Sina S.
    Sina SayanMarch 20
    Book online in order to not to wait the line. Spare a full day because it is really big. Definitely worth to see.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Martijn W.
    Martijn WAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Janine B.
    Janine BeckDecember 23, 2015
    I love the Christmas tree hologram especially when it changes from green to white. Gaze upon it from outside in the tunnel :)
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • 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.
  • Lita
    LitaMarch 13, 2015
    I love this place. Whenever I had a bad mood, I went here. I always found joy here
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • 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.
  • Marco R.
    Amazing permanent collection and always interesting temporary exhibition.
  • 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
  • Emily B.
    Emily BasileAugust 28
    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.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RMarch 21
    Get there early, preferably as it opens at 9:00 to avoid the crowds. Otherwise visit on one of late evening openings
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Nicole F.
    Beautiful museum, four floors, Dutch masters, nice collection
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • 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
  • Diana M.
    Diana MarinovaMay 12, 2013
    go as early as 9 am to avoid the lines and minimize the wait; and to enjoy the musem while there's still no crowd in it :-)
    Upvoted Aug 11
  • Bryan V.
    I like the way it is set up with a logical and easy layout. One of the best museums in the Netherlands!
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