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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Fast Facts




Jan Luijkenstraat 1
Old South
1071 CJ Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6747000

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Photo by Myra May, courtesy of Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is the largest national museum in the Netherlands and most important art museum in Amsterdam. Having said that, a trip to the Rijksmuseum can be tough going with young children. There are no mummies at this Dutch National Museum or any paintings of orange and yellow sunflowers. Established in 1809, the Rijksmuseum is home to some 900,000 works of art. The focus of the museum is Dutch art and culture from the 15th to the 19th century. Dutch Golden Age artists, including Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, are the highlight of the collection. Seventeenth century still lifes, landscapes and portraits are among the museum's most prized paintings.
Getting There
The Rijksmuseum is located at Jan Luijkenstraat in the Museum Quarter of Amsterdam. The museum is a 30-minute walk from Central Station and is easily reached by public transport. Trams 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 16 and 24 as well as city buses 26, 65, 66, and 170 stop near the museum as do the ever-popular canal buses. There is a pay parking lot underneath Museumplein. On-street parking is metered Monday - Saturday.
Hours & Times
The museum is open daily 10:00 - 18:00. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed January 1.
Admission & Fees
Admission charged. A ticket is required for all visitors. Children aged 18 and under are free of charge. A separate fee is charged for audio tours. Tickets can be purchased online and in person. The Rijksmuseum is included in the Holland Pass program.
Things to Keep in Mind
More than 1 million people tour the Rijksmuseum each year and most visit from April to June. Expect long lines, plan your visit for after 16:00. Kid's favorites include the doll houses and model ships.
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