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Discover Amsterdam
Meetings and Conventions
Live, Work and Study


The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. We tell the story of 800 years of Dutch history from 1200 to the present. We also organize several exhibitions per year from our own collection and with (inter)national loans.

Book a time slot with your City Card

To visit this location with your City Card, you must reserve a time slot in advance. Book a time slot via this link , select your time slot and choose the 'I already have a ticket/voucher' ticket during checkout. Please note that the Rijksmuseum is a popular location and during busy periods may have fewer or no time slots available for dates in the near future. We recommend planning your visit in advance. View the list of other City Card locations here .

The Frans Hals exhibition is free of charge for City Card holders. However, it is important to book a time slot in advance and choose the option that includes the Frans Hals exhibition.

Downtown Amsterdam

You’ll find the Rijksmuseum on the Museumplein in downtown Amsterdam. Close to the city’s historic canals and shops and just 20 minutes’ walk from the Anne Frank house. Mix city buzz with chill time at the Rijks.

Familiar Faces

What makes the Rijksmuseum one of the world’s most famous museums is the fame of the masterpieces in its collection. Like The Milkmaid by Vermeer, Self-portrait by Van Gogh, The Merry Family by Jan Steen and Rembrandt’s Night Watch. But so many other pieces in the collection could take you by surprise and capture your imagination. Like Breitner’s Girl in a White Kimono and the Asian Pavilion. No matter how old you are, or where you’re from, you’ll discover something new at the Rijksmuseum.

See and do

There’s something for everyone at the Rijksmuseum. From guided tours to family games, workshops and theatre programmes. If you’re visiting for the first time, how about taking The best of the Rijksmuseum tour? During school holidays, we arrange special activities for young people, like an Escape Game.

See what’s coming up

Top attractions

  • The Gallery of Honour with masterpieces by Vermeer and Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen.
  • The Milkmaid and the Night Watch
  • The collection of doll’s houses, model ships and armoury
  • The Cuypers Library, the oldest and biggest collection of art history books in the Netherlands.

See what is inside the museum


  • Download the Rijksmuseum app for special tours and smart routes.
  • Book your ticket online and choose your own time slot.
  • Short of time? You can easily see the museum highlights in an hour.
  • Book a guided tour. for yourself or your group.
  • Enjoy a high tea in The Café before or after your visit.


See how The Rijksmuseum makes visits accessible for people with disabilities.

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