Visiting museums on public holidays

Nearly all of Amsterdam's museums and attractions are open on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday, Remembrance and Liberation Day (4 & 5 May), Ascension Day, Whitsun and Whit Monday, although It's advisable to check the museum's website before visiting to avoid disappointment. You can download a comprehensive list of all museum Spring opening hours here and check the complete list of public holidays in Amsterdam.

King's Day

While the majority of museums and attractions in Amsterdam close on King's Day (27 April), some major attractions stay open for business. In 2016, those included examples such as Anne Frank House, Artis Royal Zoo, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum.

Visiting museums during the 2016 holiday season

The majority of Amsterdam's museums and attractions are open on Christmas Eve (24 December), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year's Eve (31 December); please check their websites for confirmation. Some major museums and galleries are open on Christmas Day, although with special opening hours. 

  • The Rijksmusuem is open daily from 09:00 - 17:00, including Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's day
  • The Van Gogh Museum is open daily from 09:00 - 18:00 and until 22:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, except for Sunday 25 December (09:00 - 17:00) and Sunday 1 January 2016 (11:00 - 22:00)
  •  Anne Frank House is open daily from 09:00 - 19:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 - 21:00, except for 25 December (12:00 - 19:00) and 31 December (09:00 - 17:00)
  • Rembrandt House Musuem is closed on Christmas day, but open from 11:00 on 1 January 2016