The Rijksmuseum is the premier organisation in the Netherlands dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of Dutch art and historical artefacts, as well as other international pieces. Located in the centre of Amsterdam it houses around 1 million examples of arts and crafts from years 1200 to 2000, of which 8000 are currently on display.
The building currently housing the museum's collection was designed in the late 1870s by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers. A recent restoration which was completed in 2013 aimed at restoring much of his original interior designs while at the same time updating the building's facilities for modern audiences. This proved to be a rousing success as shortly after its reopening the museum attracted a record 2.2 million visitors, more than any other year in its 200 year history.
The current exhibitions are arranged in a single chronological circuit that tells the story of Dutch art and history. Some of the best known masterpieces in these collections include works by painters of the Dutch Golden Age, such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Jan Steen and Frans Hals. As well as the Dutch masters, however, the museum is also home to a large number of 19th century pieces, contemporary pieces and a small Asian collection.
City Sightseeing Amsterdam Bus Tour:
This ticket for the Rijksmuseum also includes 24 hour access to the city's hop-on hop-off buses. See the link in the left column for more information about the bus tour.
Ticket Usage Instructions:
- After purchasing your combination ticket[s] an electronic voucher will be sent immediately via email.
- You can either print this voucher out or present it on a mobile device at the Tours & Tickets Office on Damrak 26 (view location). Staff will exchange the e-voucher for the required number of Rijksmuseum tickets, as well as 24-hour bus tour passes.