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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."(17 Tips)
    Maja W.
    "Great Audio guide for this awsome collection of masterpieces."(21 Tips)
    Nicole F.
    "Beautiful museum, four floors, Dutch masters, nice collection"(10 Tips)
    Wän Ä.
    "awesome.. its a dutch national museum in Amsterdam.. artifacts..."(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 Jan 15
  • Andreas G.
    Andreas GerolemouMay 13, 2016
    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 2 weeks 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'
  • 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.
  • Vangelis K.
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • tigz d.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Tonia I.
    Tonia Imperfect2 weeks ago
    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
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJanuary 23
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OgadaFebruary 4, 2016
    Very classic museum with a section decorated for one of the greats, Rembrandt. Check it out if you're visiting Amsterdam.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Thanasis
    ThanasisMarch 22, 2016
    Great art collection, make sure you have a few hours to make it to special exhibitions and the colonies exhibition. Highly recommended!
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly K.July 12, 2016
    Awfully crowded but the works of art displayed makes it all worthwhile. Best to get the audio guide.
  • 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
  • burtonbartijn
    burtonbartijnJanuary 7, 2016
    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!
  • 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.
  • Michael O.
    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. 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenJanuary 11, 2016
    Pride of the Netherlands, large collection of Dutch masters located in an impressive building. Skip the queue and pre-order your ticket online.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Lita
    LitaMarch 13, 2015
    I love this place. Whenever I had a bad mood, I went here. I always found joy here
  • Nellie
    NellieJanuary 28, 2016
    Just everything, everything is great (the collection, the architecture, the coffee and coffee corners, the shop,...). Paradise on earth!
  • Sina S.
    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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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 :-)
  • 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
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