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Rijksmuseum attractions guide: Things to Do in Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. As well as historical artifacts, the Netherlands' national museum boasts much of the country's best art. With over 2,000 works from the Dutch Golden Age by luminaries like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Vermeer.
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Top 4 most famous paintings at the Rijksmuseum

Just as chronicled antiques, the Netherlands’ public gallery brags a lot of the nation’s best craftsmanship. With more than 2,000 works from the Dutch Golden Age by illuminators like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Vermeer, here are a couple of must-sees to help plan your visit!

The Milkmaid by Johann Vermeer
A sprinkle of milk is the main development in Vermeer’s praiseworthy investigation of a lady occupied with the everyday schedule – as much the craftsman’s brand name as his flawless delivery of light.

self portrait by vincent van gogh

Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh
This early self-representation catches the craftsman’s progress into the Post-Impressionist style that would characterize his fundamental works. An ideal aperitif for the close by Van Gogh Museum!

The Battle of Waterloo by Jan Willem Pieneman
Despite the fact that tempest mists wait over Napoleon’s military, a fix of daylight punctures through to enlighten the Anglo-Dutch saints. No prizes for speculating which side the craftsman was on!

Early Self Portrait by Rembrandt
Abnormal for a self-picture, Rembrandt’s face is projected in shadow. It is safe to say that he is remarking on the uselessness of his peers, or have we recently been hoodwinked into giving nearer consideration?

Insider tips

Best time to visit?

The Rijksmuseum is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM all year long (that’s right, even Christmas!). To dodge lines, show up before 10:00 AM or after 3:00 PM, despite the fact that the last won’t permit you an opportunity to see a lot. April, May, and August are its busiest months when guests can hope to line for about 30 minutes on top occasions.

How to get there?

The Rijksmuseum is found in Museumplein (Museum Square) in Amsterdam South. It tends to be reached by means of cable cars 2 and 5 to the Rijksmuseum cable car stop, 7 and 12 to Museumplein, and 10 to Spiegelgracht.v

How much time?

Clearly, a few guests will want to take as much time as is needed with every craftsmanship, while others may have an agenda of the best pieces so they can skirt the rest. In any case, plan at least 2-3 hours there.

Good to know

When should I visit?

The museum is open 365 days a year from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

How to get there

Trams 2, 5, 7, 10 and 12 all stop near the Rijksmuseum. Check the name of the stop before you head out!

Is it expensive?

Adult ticket prices start at 17.50€.

Will I need a guide?

It will help. May be justified, despite all the trouble to check our these top rated visits.

What people are saying about Rijksmuseum

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Met expectations for online books.On arrival-easy to facilitate entry.
Simple to explore site to book tickets. Not at all like some different appointments, we attempted to design before our excursion, this one went well when we showed up at the historical center. We approved of the passage. avoid the line filled in as expressed. Early reserving preceding our excursion guaranteed we had the option to have a passageway. Incredible experience.

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