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Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.9 / 34
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The Rijksmuseum is an excellent art museum in Amsterdam, known for its extensive collection of Dutch art, particularly from the 17th century. The museum houses many famous paintings, but also showcases lesser-known artists with great pieces. It is worth noting that sometimes popular paintings can draw a crowd, while equally impressive ones nearby go unnoticed. To enhance your visit, it is recommended to bring headphones and download the free app for audio information on numbered paintings. The museum does not allow bags and backpacks inside, but offers free bag-check services. It is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance online to save time and avoid hassle. Water bottles must be carried in a bag or pocket, rather than in your hands. During our visit, the main Rembrandt painting in the great hall was closed for scanning. The museum also features a well-designed kids center that takes children on an expedition to learn about authenticity and how to spot fakes. The Rijksmuseum is impressive in many ways, with its beautiful design and fascinating collection of Dutch history and art. Each room is unique and packed with incredible artwork, making it possible to spend an entire day exploring. The museum's majestic and beautifully designed interior blends modern and classic architecture seamlessly. The organization of the floors by different time periods is appreciated, and the on-site cafe is a nice addition. The museum offers free guest lockers and clean restrooms. This museum is a must-see in Amsterdam, as it offers an extensive collection of legendary paintings. It is recommended for art enthusiasts, but not suitable for young children who may not appreciate it fully. Be prepared for long lines at the cafe. During our visit, the Night Watch was under renovation and unavailable for viewing. The Rijksmuseum is a beautiful and organized museum that provides a great escape from the heat. While tickets can be purchased on-site, buying them in advance can help avoid waiting. The museum is extensive and requires several hours to fully appreciate, with different wings to explore. The on-site cafe is a nice place for a mid-day break. The entrance area is impressive, providing ample space for the extensive exhibits. It is recommended to allocate several days to truly see everything and fully absorb the art. The museum is well-staged, quiet, and features a restaurant with delicious cakes. The painting collection is incredibly vast, with a particular appreciation for the many paintings on display. Overall, the Rijksmuseum is considered one of the best museums in Amsterdam, with a great selection of art and the option to use audio guides to enhance the experience.

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02.07.23
Jim
Excellent art museum for Dutch art. Particularly strong in the 17th Century art. There are many famous paintings. There are even more great pieces by lesser known artists. I found people scrambling around a mediocre painting by someone famous whe.. Read more »
30.06.23
Gus
The museum was good. Get your tickets in advance online to save time and hassle. If you bring water bottles, they have to be in a bag or pocket as they don't allow you to carry them in your hands. Exhibits were good, although the main Rembrand.. Read more »
29.06.23
Narawich
This museum is so impressive in so many ways. It is beautifully designed. There’s so much to learn and see. Every single room is amazing and unique, packed with an incredible collection of Dutch history and art. You could spend a whole day ins.. Read more »
20.06.23
Kwasi
The museum is majestic. It’s beautifully designed, with a unique intertwining of modern and classic architecture. The interior is amazing. Demarcations, design, and accessibility have been well coordinated for a beautiful experience. The art .. Read more »
16.06.23
Emily
The Rijksmuseum was an Amsterdam must see and it didn’t disappoint. It is so much larger inside than it looks. We could’ve spent days wandering through there. Make sure you have enough time to visit all the rooms! I loved the organization.. Read more »
13.06.23
Leif
VERY nice museum, full of crazy cool legendary paintings. Recommend anyone interested in art to come and see. Must be thousands of paintings and art pieces in here. Don't bring little kids, they won't be able to appreciate it. The caf&e.. Read more »
09.06.23
Katia
Beautiful museum. If visiting Amsterdam, I highly recommend you take time out of your day to see this museum. With works from Vermeer and Rembrandt, you will get a feel of Dutch art. The museum is organized well and even has a cafe. It’s especi.. Read more »
04.06.23
Serina
This museum was extensive and had a great collection of art. It had several different wings though, so be prepared to walk around a lot and spend several hours there if you want to see everything/appreciate it. The café was also nice for a mid.. Read more »
29.01.23
NormalToni
The first impression: wow. Huge entrance area and plenty of space for the huge amounts of exhibits. It definitely takes several days to really see everything and to record it internally. It is very quiet and well staged. The restaurant is also worth .. Read more »
07.09.22
Jim
Probably the best museum in Amsterdam. Clearly the most famous paintings are in the gallery of honor, but we saw lots of other interesting works. There are audio guides that allow you to do just the highlights or to type in a number in front of a pi.. Read more »
30.07.22
Randa
Visited on Pride Saturday (before I knew it was pride) and it was still relatively busy, but not too crazy. Definitely buy tickets in advance. You need a timed entry to get in. This is a great museum with a pretty large variety of art. The 1700-1800 .. Read more »
23.07.22
Orca._.
Absolutely loved it. Tickets were easy to order with QR codes at the door, the tour was also easily accessible via a QR code that downloaded an app. I would recommend bringing your own headphones/earphones to listen to the tour (else you would have t.. Read more »
16.07.22
Elizabeth
Wow! I needed lots and lots of time to go through this amazing art museum!! I recommend getting tickets on line. Lots of greats are on display! So many great works that I need to go back and spend another day! Great audio tour! Bring your headp.. Read more »
30.06.22
Folkert
Very beautiful and big museum with a large collection of different things. Note that to visit you are required to book a time slot. The museum has a large collection if paintings and other pieces of art. On the ground floor there is also a large coll.. Read more »
18.06.22
Sydney
A massive museum with options for anyone who loves and appreciates art. You could easily spend many hours in here, but if your time in Amsterdam is limited, see the Great Hall, the Night Watch, and then use the map to focus on the rooms that interest.. Read more »
16.06.22
Moe
It's a nice museum if you like the Dutch history. The outside of it is really nice too. I do recommend going inside but it's not a must. The neighborhood is a good area to walk around. Many coffee shops in that neighborhood. Amazing picture.. Read more »
11.06.22
bkgourmet
Coming from the U.S. we don't have as much art as in Europe. This experience was fantastic. In a solo trip I was able to walk through the entire museum. One day is not enough. I love Dutch and Flemish art. They have highly skilled artists (more .. Read more »
15.05.22
Jin
Really cool museum that's a little oddly arranged. It's in a giant castle structure which makes it even cooler. They also have free lockers so be sure to use them as certain size water bottles are not permitted there amongst the art, rightf.. Read more »
30.04.22
Jury
Very nice world class museum. From my personal experience he is of a same scale like Hermitage and Louvre. I loved the collections, especially from an early Medieval times. You can see how the art progressively changed over the centuries within a few.. Read more »
15.04.22
Mark
They have audio tours both for your phone and an easy to use device (I got the device). Additionally they have docent led tours which I think is the best option since you can ask questions (I took this too.) The cost for the device and the human le.. Read more »
08.04.22
Martin
Huge collection of a diverse range of different pieces of art. From furniture, over everyday objects, weapons and paintings from different epochs you can find many things of interest and easily spend 3-6 hours. The building does not allow to follow o.. Read more »
08.04.22
Huge
Must see. Seriously good collection. Book tickets in advance. Also worthwhile walking around the small gardens. Recommend the audio guide as it has commentary, a map with current location and suggested routes. Suggest you allocate 2.5 - 3.5 hours.. Read more »
06.04.22
Amy
20 euro a head entrance tickets. Very large and well thought out exhibition. Has additional free to add rooms. Took us 2 hours to get around but you could easily spend a lot longer with the additional audio. Easy navigation, resting places, and sig.. Read more »
17.03.22
JAG
Really interesting museum. Spectacular building and hall. Nice rooms and corridors, signals and directions are quite well shown. During my 2.5hrs visit, my estimation is that I saw 60-70% of it. A lot of variety of collections on time and type (paint.. Read more »
17.02.22
Gaurav
Don't think we average folks have the breadth of knowledge to rate one of the best museums out there. Everything flows perfect here. Its clean and well organized. Collection is one of the best in the world! Its a def go if you are in Amsterdam
10.02.22
KC
Short line to get in that went quickly. Lots to see so take you’re time going through. Plenty to read that explains everything. Family had a good time and we would go back. Everyone was really friendly and the staff was amazing. Multiple centur.. Read more »
26.08.21
James
One of the best museums in Europe and the world. Masterfully maintained and large enough where it would take 2-3 days to fully enjoy it. Multimedia (English) tour is excellent with entertaining and informative sound bites. The art and artifacts from .. Read more »
27.06.21
Aleksandr
Very interested and beautiful place. Museum is an absolutely amazing! A lot of historical exhibition and very educational experience. There are parks, playgrounds and restaurants around the museum. Strongly recommended...
21.06.21
Billy
Wonderful museum, very spacious, lots of seating area that you can rest or enjoy the exhibits. The museum staffs are very helpful and friendly. If you do decided to go, I found that it's very helpful to download their apps on your cell phone be.. Read more »
20.06.21
Michael
This is a very nice big museum. A lot of things to see. So You should take Your time. The building is beautiful same as the garden. Old and modern architecture is meeting here. You have here art sculptures and art. At all a must seen in Amsterdam. I .. Read more »
19.06.21
Christo
This place is well staffed well maintained and gorgeous. I should also mention that this place was so expansive and amazing to behold I had never felt so utterly defeated by the art and culture I was looking at. It was truly overwhelming. Plan to vis.. Read more »
02.05.21
The
The Rijksmuseum (National Museum) is considered the best museum in Holland. With the largest collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, it attracts around two million visitors a year. Visitors can take a journey through time and experience a .. Read more »
01.05.21
Mehul
If you admirer of art then this one is a good option to visit. You can start with the top floor. Place is provided to keep your belongings. For better understanding, you may take audio guide. This place is near to Heineken Experience Center so you c.. Read more »
14.11.20
lillian
Amazing museum with many floors of items to admire and observe. They have discounts for kids up to teens! Don’t miss the very bottom floors with models of old ships and knight armor! It literally takes the entire day if you want to see everythi.. Read more »
22.10.20
amlan
Nice museum. Very good collection. Very nice place to visit in Amsterdam. I would recommend to book ticket in advance. You can take museum card if you are interested.it will take 4-5 hours to visit the museum if you want to visit whole museum. There .. Read more »
17.09.20
Kiki
Amazing museum. Super large and complete collection of the worldly artifacts and the top pieces from the most renown artists. You need to see The Milk Maid by Veneer here. Download the museum app for 10% off at the museum shop.
08.09.20
Таra
Bought tickets directly from Museum and had a time slot which allowed half an hour each way, quick queue. Well worth spending a few hours here as there's lots to see and so interesting. Loved the Waterloo painting and the Night Watchman. Surpris.. Read more »
04.09.20
Emi
Love this museum. Great collection of few of the best Dutch painters. Corona proof. It was really quiet and I loved it! Good markings so you don't get lost and download the free app! Free audio guides/tours and a map. Ps. Only in Dutch.
01.09.20
Farhan
The Rijksmuseum is the principal national museum in Holland. It illustrates the art and history of Holland from the Middle Ages to the present. World-famous highlights from the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn’s Nig.. Read more »
25.08.20
Agnes
Nice museum, after renovation it became much bigger with the entrance downstairs, the hal is in the underneath the street and visible from downstairs. It is pity that there is no solution for smokers. Once you leave the hall downstairs, you are not a.. Read more »
17.08.20
Lorena
This museum is beautiful! How much history inside. Be ready to learn a lot. You can buy the audio guide for 5€ or, you can download their own app ?
05.08.20
Young
Overall it's a nice museum. I love the first floor where the romantic and impressionistic works can be seen. Although I don't enjoy the top floor as much, just as I think the building does not suite the artworks there, the night wait is abl.. Read more »
19.07.20
Marine
Amazing place. If you're on a trip to Amsterdam you have to go to this museum. We spent all the day in this area, and we enjoyed it so much. We wish we can go there in the future to spend more time looking at those pieces of art.

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