Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is the most important museum of the Netherlands, based in Amsterdam-South. The museum started in 1800 and moved to several buildings over the years but got  in 1885 its current location – Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam – designed by the Dutch Architect

P.J.H. Cuypers. His style was called Gothic Revival.The museum is a state-owned building and is managed by the RGB (Government Buildings Agency). The museum was officially opened on July 13th, 1885. The 200 rooms of the Rijksmuseum give  you an overview of the complete collection.

Masterpieces from famous Dutch painters of the 15h till the 19th century are shown with the primary focus on the well-known Masters of the 17th century named Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jacob van Ruisdael en Jan Steen.

As from March 18th, 2003 untill April 12th, 2013 the museum was closed for public and completely renovated. On April 13th, 2013 it was officially re-opened by Queen Beatrix and from that day opened again for visitors from all over the world. After re-opening in 2013 the total number of visitors became 2.200.000. The twelve month after that the number of visitors became 2.700.000.

General information

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Museumstraat 1
1071 XX  Amsterdam

+31 20 6747 000


Public Transport Information
+31 900 9292

From Amsterdam Central Station – nr. 2 and 5 (stop Rijksmuseum)

From Sloterdijk Station – nr. 12 (stop Museumplein)

From South Station – nr. 5 (stop Rijksmuseum)

From Amstel  – nr. 12 (stop Museumplein)

From  Bus Station Marnixstraat – nr. 7 and 10 (stop Spiegelgracht)  bus 145, 170, 172, 174 and 197 (stop Rijksmuseum)

From Schiphol Airport – bus 197 (stop Rijksmuseum)

Car parking
Q-park, Van Baerlestraat 33b – entrance at the Concertgebouw

Park  +  Ride (P+R)
P+R Arena – metro to Weesperplein and then tram 7 and 10 (stop  Spiegelgracht)

P+R Zeeburg – tram 26 to Rietlandpark and then tram 10 (stop Spiegelgracht)

Opening hours
Every day of the year (Christmas and New Year’s Day included) from 09.00 till 17.00 hrs.

Adults € 17,50

Youth t/m 18 years old  Museumkaart, Friends of the National Museum, ICOM, Rembrandt Association, KOG, VVAK  :  free entrance

CJP, Stadspas, EYCA  :  50% of the regular ticket price

E-tickets  – on-line tickets

At the box office in the museum

Supervised cloakroom where you can leave your bag or backpack

no facility to store suitcases

small handbags ( not larger than an A4 papersize) are permitted

Permitted to take photos without flash and  videos without the use of lights


The museum offers free Wi-Fi

Group size per tour guide 
Rijksmuseum guide – 15 people

Own tour guide – 20 people

Restaurant and Café   
Restaurant Rijks – opened between 11.30 am – 11.00 pm.

Rijksmuseum Café – opened from 09.00


Telephone number in The Netherlands is  112   (police, ambulance and fire brigade)

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