Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – Visit the most popular museum in Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: all the information you need for a day filled with art, culture and relaxation.

Rijksmuseum Collection

Besides the master painting ‘De Nachtwacht’ of Rembrandt, the Rijksmuseum has a magnificent collection of Dutch, European and Asian art.

Visitors can enjoy an overview of Rijksmuseum afbeelding 1Dutch art and history dating back to the Middle Ages. The museum shows art in many aspects, from paintings and sculptures to porcelain. You can also view objects that are part of the political and military history of the Netherlands.


Rijksmuseum Café

The Café in the Atrium of the museum is accessible without an entry ticket. The Café has a beautiful view of the Passage, and Dutch cookies, tarts, soup and sandwiches are just a few things on the menu. You can also order Dutch gin or a cool pint of Heineken. The café is open 365 days a year from 9am until 6pm.


If you are looking for exclusive presents and art history or children’s books, you should pay a visit to the Rijksshop of the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksshop is open every day between 9 am and 6 pm. You can find the Museum shop at the Museumplein, which is open between 10 am and 6 pm.

Rijksmuseum Library

The museum library is located in the main building. The library is open between 10 am and 5 pm. The library is closed on holidays.

Rijksmuseum Garden

The Rijksmuseum has a beautiful garden. There are unique historical garden sculptures and old Dutch building fragments displayed in the garden. The garden is open between 10 am and 5 pm.

Rijksmuseum open hours and tickets

The museum is open throughout the year between 9 am and 5 pm. If you’d rather steer clear of the big crowd, the best times to visit are before 11 am and after 3 pm. You can visit the Rijksmuseum, the Café and the garden without an entry ticket. The ticket prices for adults are  € 17,50. Children under the age of 18 are allowed in free.

Disabled persons

It is allowed to use an (electric) wheelchair in the Rijksmuseum. All museum halls are wheelchair accessible by using the elevator. Wheelchairs are also available, while stock lasts.

Guide dogs and sticks are allowed at the Rijksmuseum. Visitors who cannot visit the museum by themselves are allowed to bring one guide for free.

Rijksmuseum directions & availability

The Rijksmuseum is easily accessible by tram or bus. There is limited paid parking available. A guarded parking garage is located under the Museumplein.

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