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Rijksmuseum
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Private Tour: Skip the Line Ticket and Guided Tour of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Ranked #2 of 526 things to do in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Reviewed 18 October 2013

A fabulous building and kind of what you would expect from a big European city museum. All you can eat art if that's your thing. A 15 euro price tag per person though which is a tad expensive for what it is.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Alreafy a world class museum, the ten year renovation has put the Rijksmuseum back on the map for art lovers.
This incredible collection is well displayed and easily accessible. Those who found it hard to navigate possibly didn't pick up one of the very clear museum guides.
Key pictures such as the Rembrandts and Vermeers are in a large central hall which can become very crowded. Entrance queues can also be very long. To avoid these arrive at either 09.00 or after 15.00. The museumkaart which lasts a year and gives free entrance to a range of galleries and museums is good value.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

The Rijks is among the 5 or 10 best art museums in the world. However, some words of caution.
- It is well worth a full day. In a couple of hours, you can just have a taste of what you are missing.
- On Saturdays and Sundays, the queues are extremely long, and the rooms are crowded. Plan on visiting during the week, be there at 9 when it opens. Buy your tickets in advance on the net.
- If possible, carry no bag or heavy coat, you will save queueing twice at the wardrobe.
- The audioguide is very poor, it covers only a few of the works. Still, if you want to use it, load the Rijksmuseum app into your smart phone or tablet, and bring a headphone or earbuds. You save 5 euros and a queue. Do not use your tablet's loudspeaker, you will annoy other patrons and may be asked to leave the building (same if your phone rings!). The cards available in the rooms are better than the audioguide.
- Start by visiting the most popular rooms, on the second floor, before the busloads arrive. Unless you are Dutch-tall, the milkmaid is invisible after 11:00 !
Enjoy your visit!

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Be prepared for the crowds! This museum reopened earlier this year after a major renovation. It is set up very well so you can concentrate of an area of your liking. It would be impossible to see and appreciate all it has to offer in one afternoon.

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This gets incredibly busy so arrive first thing to buy tickets otherwise you could spend a long time in the queue to buy tickets.
It is too big to get round in a day so focus on specific areas you want to see, floor two recommened, and take a break in the cafe if the going gets too much.
Cafe is good with table service and although there can be a queue for a table turnover seems quite quick.

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