TEN things to know before visiting Rijksmuseum

Book tickets in advance

Rijksmuseum gets 2.5 Million tourists annually. Booking tickets in advance can save you time and ensure you get in.

Check museum's schedule

Rijksmuseum opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm, all through the year. The last entry is at 4.30 pm.

Wear comfortable shoes

The Rijksmuseum is massive, and you will be doing a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes.

Allow enough time

There is a lot to see in the art museum, so allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit.

Use a guide

While the museum has information in English, it is better to get an audio guide. The physical audio guide device costs €5 per person.

Don't miss the Night Watch

Rembrandt's famous painting is a must-see and one of the museum's most famous works.

Take a break

The museum is big so take a break. RIJKS is the main restaurant located in the Philips Wing. The other option is The Cafe, which serves coffee, sweet treats, lunch, drinks, and snacks.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Rijksmuseum is as soon as they open at 9 am. The next best time to visit Rijksmuseum is after 3 pm.

Bring a camera

You will see many amazing works of art in the museum, and taking photos is a great way to remember your visit.

There are three types of tickets you can buy.  The most basic  - Skip The Line Rijksmuseum tickets. 

Or you can book a guided tour of Rijksmuseum.

If money is not an issue but you want the best possible experience, opt for the Private Tour