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Rijksmuseum admission prices 2024: Skip the line tickets

Rijksmuseum admission prices / Online Tickets

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the most important sights in the canal city and the capital of the Netherlands. The National Museum of Holland and its collections show the art history of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the present day. The masterpieces from the Golden Age, in particular, attract countless visitors every year.

The Golden Age was a period of economic prosperity in the Netherlands that lasted roughly the 17th century. Art, culture, and not most minor, painting was extremely popular with a broad section of the population, unlike in the rest of Europe.

🖼️ Unfortunately, only a few paintings produced at that time are still preserved today, but now the highlights of the Rijksmuseum. These include, of course, The Night Watch, Rembrandt’s most famous painting.

Rijksmuseum admission prices at a glance

Rijksmuseum admission prices at a glance

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the most visited exhibitions in the world. You should always order your ticket in advance on the Internet.

RijksmuseumPrice*Book Online
Adults 19 +24.50 €Book Online
Teenagers < 19freiBook Oniline
Rijksmuseum +
Canal cruise
48.00 €Book Online
Advice: Guided Tour
Private and Exclusive
69.00 €Book Online

Persons under the age of 18 have free admission to the museum. However, you must still book and present a ticket at the entrance. This ticket is free of charge but should also be booked online in advance.

Another provider of tickets to the Rijksmuseum is Get-Your-Guide, although price differences are relatively small due to various fee regulations.

Ticket holders for the Rijksmuseum can often choose the date and time of their visit. Admission tickets are valid for one year. With a pre-purchased access card, you can bypass the queue and go directly to the entrance for e-ticket holders. Tickets with a date and time slot are only valid on the day.

📧 As a rule, tickets are sent to you by email after you have booked and paid online. You can print them at home or transfer them to your smartphone. Payment can be made using all standard payment methods.

Waiting times at the Rijksmuseum

There is always a lot going on at the Rijksmuseum. Like many other metropolises in Europe, Amsterdam is experiencing a tourist boom. Visitors are travelling by car, train, bus, plane, and, in recent years, increasingly by the ever-growing number of cruise ships. This means long queues form not only in summer, during the holiday season or on public holidays. It can also get crowded in the year’s colder months, especially in the run-up to Christmas. Visitors also have to expect waiting times at the cloakroom in the atrium.

If you prefer a quieter time, you can orientate yourself to the times of day. Before ten o’clock, you can view the works in more privacy; after 3 p.m., the flow of visitors ebbs away somewhat. This saves waiting times at the ticket office but does not replace the urgent advice to get pre-booked online tickets. Good planning can save time at many popular attractions in Amsterdam. Online ticket holders can always avoid the queues and have priority entry.

Rijksmuseum with audio guide or guided tour

Rijksmuseum with audio guide or guided tour

The Rijksmuseum is a must-see for travellers to Amsterdam, together with the Van Gogh Museum and the obligatory canal cruise. The average ticket is sufficient for all visitors who want to explore the other attractions on my list of the top 15 sights.

For those interested in art who would like more detailed information, including guided tours, there are further booking options in English here.

Admission23.50 €Book Online
Guided tour69.00 €Book Online
Guided tour in a small group79.00 €Book Online
Rembrandt - Guided tour
Amsterdam + Museum
232.00 €Book Online

Most of the offers mentioned above are available in English. There is also a wide range of offers in other languages, but the general price level differs only slightly.

Rembrandt: The painter is, of course, the star of the museum. But if you want to see more than just the paintings and immerse yourself in Rembrandt’s life at the time, you should visit the Rembrandt Experience.

Rembrandt ExperiencePrice*Online Ticket
Entrance normal14,50 €Book Online
VIP ticket25,00 €Book Online

Address: Weteringschans 2, 1017 SG Amsterdam, a 5-minute walk from the Rijksmuseum.

Combi tickets – Canal cruise & Rijksmuseum

Combi tickets - Canal cruise & Rijksmuseum

💰 The prices are the same everywhere.

Due to the constant demand, discounts are relatively rare. Combined tickets are one way of reducing the cost of admission tickets. Combining two single tickets can be cheaper than buying individual tickets, even when booking costs are considered.

Here are some suggestions for combined tickets in conjunction with the Rijksmuseum:

Rijksmuseum +PriceOnline-Ticket
Canal cruise 75 min. +
Snacks (optional)
35.00 €Book Online
Canal cruise 60 min.35.00 €Book Online

🎟️ Tip: Amsterdam pure for art lovers – Rijksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum or the 3-pack together with the Stedelijk Museum.

Full details of the offers can be found on the respective provider’s website. Discounts and reductions for children and young people are also available.

Tickets for groups for the Rijskmuseum

Tickets for groups for the Rijskmuseum

Groups of more than 15 people must register separately. Whether it may be a tour group, school class, student group, or an artistic organisation that would like to visit the Rijksmuseum together, with or without a guide, a separate request is always the best solution. Ticket prices may also differ from the standard price.

Although online registration for groups is possible on the Rijksmuseum website, we recommend contacting us directly by email at info@rijksmuseum.nl or telephone at +31 (0) 20 6747 000. Please note that reservations can only be made electronically against prepayment. Payment after receipt of the invoice is not possible.

Admission with Amsterdam City Passes

🎟️ Free entry to the Rijksmuseum is available to holders of the I Amsterdam City Card or the Amsterdam Pass from Tiqets, depending on the features of the chosen variants. You can also find all the information about these passes in my blog under Amsterdam Passes.

Further practical information

🛡️ Security checks at the museum

Security checks will be adapted in the event of dangerous situations. Museums are considered soft targets for possible attacks so that all security measures will be implemented according to the current situation. Taking suitcases, rucksacks, and other luggage items into the museum is strictly forbidden. The museum offers sufficient facilities for dropping off and storing such items.

🎟️ Ticket Information

Purchased tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded but can be used any day and are valid for 12 months.

Access for people with disabilities

The museum offers barrier-free, unrestricted access for people with reduced mobility. There are lifts for the upper floors. Electric wheelchairs and all types of electronically assisted aids are also permitted. A limited number of wheelchairs are also available directly in the museum. Requests can be made at the information desk or the ticket counters.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam allows people with impaired vision to enter the exhibitions with a guide dog and appropriate canes. In addition, one accompanying person is admitted free of charge. People who are dependent on the help of others to get around can also be accompanied by another person free of charge. There is a separate accessible toilet in the entrance area in front of the ticket office.

📷 Photography

There are strict rules for photography. It is only permitted to take photos without flash and to record videos without additional lighting. All photographs may only be used for private purposes. Prior permission from the museum management is required for all other types of image or film recordings.

🛜 Is there wifi in the Rijksmuseum?

Yes, there is free access to Wifi.

🚻 Toilets in the museum

The museum has a sufficient number of sanitary facilities. Everything complies with the generally applicable rules for hygienic facilities. The toilets are located near the staircases and are very easy to reach. Further toilets are located in the centre in front of the Young Rembrandt Hall and in front of the William III Delftware Hall. Another toilet is directly next to the Gabriel, Breitner, and van Gogh halls.

🦽 Pushchairs, buggies

Only buggies are allowed in the museum and can be borrowed if available. The number is limited, so you may have to wait until a buggy becomes available again.

🧳 Luggage storage

Luggage, rucksacks, suitcases, or similar items can be left in a supervised luggage room free of charge. Only a tiny handbag is permitted in the museum itself.

ℹ️ Infos

All further information and much more for a visit to the Rijksmuseum can be found in my article Visiting the Rijksmuseum in this section.

Further interesting information on visiting the museum can also be found under Rijksmuseum opening hours.

📚 Museum Library and Print Room

If you want to spend time in the Rijksmuseum for educational purposes, you will find the museum’s extensive library in the main building. There is a reading room and a print room. The library’s collection can be consulted in the reading room during opening hours from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00.

It is possible to gain access to all of the Print Room’s collections with a study. The opening hours are also from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00. However, it is necessary to make an appointment in advance via the email address: studiezaal@rijksmuseum.nl. Access to the Reading Room and the Print Room is free of charge, but does not include free access to the museum.

Opening hours of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum is open all year round, 365 days a year, from 9:00 to 17:00. This also applies to Christmas and New Year.

Location & directions to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

📍 Address: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam

📞 Telephone: +31 (0) 20 6747 000

🚋 Directions: Tram
From Central Station | Lines 2, 5, 12 – Stop Rijksmuseum
Zuid Station | Line 5 – Stop Rijksmuseum
From Amsterdam Sloterdijk | Line 19 – stop Spiegelgracht
From Amsterdam Amstel | Line 12 – Stop Rijksmuseum

🚇 Metro stop Weesperplein | Line 1, 7 or 19 – stop Spiegelgracht

🚌 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour – Stop Museums Viertel

🚗 Car: There are a few car parks in the area if you are travelling by car. A supervised car park is located about 7 minutes walk from the Rijksmuseum. Q-Park, Van Baerlestraat 33b – car parks nearby at Mobypark.

Admission to Museum Het Rembrandthuis

Admission to Museum Het Rembrandthuis

❌ Het Rembrandthuis is temporarily closed

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is dedicated to Rembrandt, mainly because of his famous painting, The Night Watch. One of the most famous Dutch artists, he was born in Leiden/South Holland in 1606 and died in Amsterdam in 1669. Rembrandt was a painter, etcher, and draughtsman. The reproducibility of his etchings, in particular, helped him gain a reputation as an artist throughout Europe. Rembrandt repeatedly expressed his flair for light effects with great intensity and strong contrasts of light and dark in his prints.

In 1639, Rembrandt purchased the museum, now known as Het Rembrandthuis, in Sint Antoniesbreestraat. He lived there until 1658 when he had to give up the house due to financial difficulties. The building then deteriorated but was never demolished because of its famous occupant. The idea of a historical reconstruction of Rembrandt’s home came very late. The final work was not completed until 1999.

Today, almost his entire collection of etchings is on display in the museum. You can also see paintings by Rembrandt’s teachers and pupils working in Amsterdam. Anyone interested in Rembrandt’s life and work should visit the museum!

Het RembrandthuisPriceOnline-Ticket
Adults17.50 €Book Online
Teenagers 6-17 y6.00 €Book Online
Children 0-5 yrsFreeBook Online
I Amsterdam CardFreeBook Online

The price for the museum includes an audio guide.
Opening hours daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on 27.04 and 25.12.

There is even more Rembrandt in Amsterdam at the Rembrandt Experience, Weteringschans 2, 1017 SG Amsterdam, near the Rijksmuseum.

The same rules apply to photographs as in the Rijksmuseum.

The museum is located in the city centre of Amsterdam, close to the famous Waterlooplein and about a 15-minute walk from the Central Station.

📍 Address: Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

📍 Directions: Tram line 9 and 14, Waterlooplein stop

🚇 Metro: Every line to and from Central Station (Nieuwmarkt stop, Hoogstraat exit)

🎟️ Saving tip: Rembrandthuis + Rijksmuseum can also be booked together.

The gardens of the Rijksmuseum

The gardens of the Rijksmuseum

A popular park around the Rijksmuseum invites you to relax and unwind. You can stroll through garden architecture with ponds, fountains, and well-tended flowerbeds.

Original sculptures by renowned artists can be found on the lawns. The park is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Access to the gardens is free of charge.


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