- Visit the All the Rembrandts exhibition and see all 22 paintings by the master, as well as 60 drawings and over 300 prints
- The most-visited museum of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum can have lengthy ticket lines. Our skip the line tickets get you in via the Fast Lane
- It's not just paintings - Rijksmuseum has sculptures, an exhibition of clothing and weapons, and one of the finest libraries you'll ever see. Even the passageway outside manages to be monumental!
To mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death, the Rijksmuseum is celebrating the Dutch master with a truly special exhibition. All the Rembrandts brings together the Rijksmuseum's entire collection of Rembrandt's works (the largest in the world), presenting them all together for the first time ever. It's a unique opportunity to lift the veil on one of the most important artists in history and discover the moving stories that live on in his brushstrokes.
The Rijksmuseum has over 5,000 paintings (including Rembrandt's Night Watch), and an emphasis on the Dutch Golden Age. Its collection spans over 800 years of art history in a beautifully restored building. Located smack-dab in the heart of Amsterdam's Museumplein, the Rijks is an Amsterdam must-see.
The National Museum of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum recently underwent a ten-year, €375 million renovation. It's come out looking great - airy, bright and inviting. Plus, it's filled with more paintings and objets d'art than you can possibly absorb in an afternoon's ramble. Still, it's fun to give it a try.
There's a definite emphasis on the Dutch Golden Age - the 17th century period when Rembrandt, Vermeer, and many other artists found fame, and occasionally fortune. The Rijksmuseum collection showcases art from 1200-2000.
The highlight is Rembrandt's Night Watch, also known by its much longer title Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq. Vermeer's The Milkmaid is another famous classic to be viewed here, but there are many other lesser-known, but equally intriguing works of art that provide a window into life in another time.
Another favorite - though underrated section - is the weapons and ship models, with its exotic, ornate and even combat-used weapons.
The Rijksmuseum also offers an excellent multimedia tour app that can be downloaded straight to your smartphone. Check it out on the App Store or Google Play!
- Access to the permanent collection
- 50% discount on 17th-century family guide books in Dutch, English, French and German (available at info desk)
- Access to the All the Rembrandts exhibition (bookable onsite, limited availability)
- Enter the museum via the 'Visitors with ticket' lane and show your smartphone ticket at the entrance to the galleries
- Your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can grab some lunch near the museum and go back when you're done
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
Rijks, this busy museum's Michelin-starred restaurant, is one of the best in the city. It's open for lunch and dinner and, if the weather cooperates, the terrace is a lovely place to eat and relax.
I brought my 2 young children about 48 years ago so this was a more leisurely visit.
I recommend the Skip the Line tickets to all the visitors
Lovely setting in a world class museum.