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.
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)
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)
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)