Last Updated on 18 January 2018 by TT

Rijksmuseum “The National Museum of Amsterdam” is definitely one of the museums that you shoudn’t miss if you are interested in Dutch painting, crafts and history especially belonging to the Golden Age of The Netherlands. The museum has 1 million pieces dating from the years 1200 to 2000’s but just 8000 of these pieces are exhibited.

Buying online ticket for fast entry
Rijksmuseum Ticket Queue

Opening Hours & Entrance Fee

Rijksmuseum Tickets (National Museum, Amsterdam) – Address; Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Phone; +31 (0) 206747 000.  How To Go Rijksmuseum; by tram, lines 2, 5 (Hobbemastraat stop) or lines 7, 17 (Spiegelgracht stop). By public bus, lines 145, 170, 1721 and 197. Entrance Fee; 17.5 € (2017). Children and adolescents under 18 years are free of charge. Opening Hours: every day from 9:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.  Online Ticket; you can buy online ticket for the same price HERE to skip the long ticket queue.

Important Paintings

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam was founded during the 19th century and is home to one of  the Rembrandt’s famous painting “De Nachtwacht” (The Night Watch).

important paintings in rijksmuseum amsterdam
De Nachtwacht (1642) by Rembrandt

Additionally you will see much more famous masterpieces by Rembrandt and as well as by Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen.

Important paintings in Rijksmuseum
Winter Landscape With Ice Skaters by Hendrick Avercamp


Famous paintings in Rijksmuseum
Milkmaid / Johannes Vermeer

The Most Important Paintings In Rijksmuseum

  • Portrait Of Sir Thomas Gresham  / Anthonius Mor (1560-1565)
  • Winter Landscape With Ice Skaters / Hendrick Avercamp (1608)
  • Self Portrait At Early Age / Rembrandt (1629)
  • Wedding Portrait Of Isaac Massa and Beatrix Van der Laen / Franz Hals (1622)
  • Night Watch / Rembrandt (1642)
  • Milkmaid / Johannes Vermeer (1660)
  • Women Beside A Linen Cupboard / Pieter de Hooch (1663)
  • The Merry Family / Jan Steen (1668)
  • The Battle Of Waterloo / Jan Willem Pieneman (1824)
  • Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem / Rembrandt (1630)

Apart from paintings there is also an impressive collection of doll houses dating back to 1676, which will bring you to 17th century for a while.

Another typical attraction of the Rijksmuseum is the collection of Delft pottery; tiles, vases, pots, plates… white with blue artwork of mills and other Dutch attractions. It is impressive how they have remained intact over time. The Rijksmuseum Library is the largest library of research in the history of public art in the Netherlands. After the long renovation of 10 years, the Rijksmuseum once again offers one of the largest collections of art in the world.

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