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Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the largest and most visited art museum in the Netherlands. Its collection, which ranks among the world’s finest, includes nearly 8,000 pieces spread over 80 galleries. Some of the Rijksmuseum’s most revered works are 15th- to 19th-century paintings by Flemish and Dutch masters, including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Frans Hals. In addition to the astounding eight centuries of Dutch art and history, the museum has extensive outdoor gardens and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.
Museumstraat 1, 1070 DN, Amsterdam, l
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Luxury River Boat - Small Group - from AnneFrank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a luxury open-air boat with no windows or walls between you and the sights. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 75-minute boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$34.99
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour

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Explore two must-visit Amsterdam museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—on a half-day, skip-the-line, small-group tour combo. With a guide, bypass the main queues at the Rijksmuseum to see the exhibitions on Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, including masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and others. After time for lunch, skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights, seeing Van Gogh 'Sunflowers,' and more.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.11
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Bypass the main entrance lines for privately guided tours at Amsterdam’s top two museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—during this half-day excursion. With your own art historian guide, head straight inside the glorious Rijksmuseum. Chart the history of Dutch art as you explore the highlights, and view treasures such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch.’ Following time for lunch, enjoy fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum. Follow your guide around the must-see pieces, including ‘Tree Roots and Trunks,’ van Gogh’s last work, and other sublime masterpieces.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

Amsterdam Small-Group, Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! On our 1 hour evening cruise you will explore Amsterdam, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing on our luxury boat. At night all the bridges light up in the city so it will feel like sailing through a fairytale. The cruise will be done with a small group of people, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. Our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.
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  • 1 hour
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour

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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour

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In one day, see both of the world-class museums with a professional local guide. You can choose your start time, just email us after the booking is confirmed which time is best for you! Join your guide, an art historian, and firstly explore the for an in-depth look at the incredible collection of the Rijksmuseum. Your tour will focus on the collection from the 17th century, the Golden Age of Amsterdam. See Rembrandt, Frans Halls, 17th Century dolls-houses, ship models, and more. You will then enjoy a lunch (own expense) to get some energy for round two. After lunch, your guide will take you to The Van Gogh museum. Van Gogh is one of the most recognisable artists from the 20th Century, and his stunning works, full of colour and texture, changed the course of the visual arts forever. Learn about his life, his work, and the creative influences he drew from, such as the Impressionists, Pointillists, and Japanese Prints.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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The Ultimate Christmas In Amsterdam With A Local

The Ultimate Christmas In Amsterdam With A Local

Celebrate the holiday season in true Dutch fashion with a private Christmas tour of Amsterdam led by a spirited local. On a customized itinerary made just for your group, join in the fun at ice rinks, sip mulled wine and hot chocolate, shop for unique gifts at a Christmas market, nibble seasonal treats, and soak up the charm of canals illuminated by the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. It's a personalized way to create your own holiday traditions in one of Europe's most festive capitals.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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Boat Tour private

Boat Tour private

Enjoy a quintessential Amsterdam experience as you cruise around the city’s famous canal ways. Hop aboard a nostalgic 1960’s lifeboat for a private 1.5-hour cruise and drift through the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht districts. Sip a cool beer or a glass of Prosecco, and nibble on snacks as you spot city landmarks like the Old Port, the Skinny Bridge and the notorious Red Light District.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Luxury Summer Boat Tour with Bar on board

Luxury Summer Boat Tour with Bar on board

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Board a customized electric boat for a one-of-a-kind cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. Choose your sailing time and relax during a luxurious 1-hour ride on a small, open boat. The narrated tour begins and ends at a convenient location, in front of the Anne Frank House. Blankets and pillows are provided.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum with Skip the Line Ticket

Private Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum with Skip the Line Ticket

Treat yourself to a wonderful day in Amsterdam’s grandest museums, the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogn Museum, located in the heart of the city. Skip the ticket line and indulge in a world of classic art. On this private tour, your guide will help you skip the line and get straight into the Rijksmuseum. As you walk through the rest of the Rijksmuseum, you’ll take in the whole spectrum of Dutch art from the ‘Golden Age’ to the late 19th century. They’ll steer you towards popular highlights such as Rembrandt’s huge painting The Night Watch and also show you less-known gems by Vermeer, Frans Hals, Jan Asselijn, and Jan Steen, among others. You’ll get a glimpse of Vincent Van Gogh’s work at the Rijksmuseum, but a visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a must! As you walk around the museum, your guide will be on hand to point out some of the most interesting paintings, from the early self-portraits through to iconic works such as Sunflowers – truly one of the world’s great artistic masterpieces!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!

Private Rijksmuseum Tour: Rembrandt, van Gogh, Vermeer and more!

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Save valuable vacation time with this skip-the-line ticket to the Rijksmuseum and a private tour. Traveling with a dedicated guide means you'll be able to move at your own pace and ask plenty of questions as you admire Dutch masters' best works from medieval times through the Golden Age. Highlights include works from van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.75
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$170.10
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Private Tour: The Best of Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt and Vermeer

Private Tour: The Best of Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt and Vermeer

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Ticket for the Rijksmuseum is included. After the tour you can take your time and see the rest of the museum.  Discover Rembrandts Nachtwacht With a deep knowledge of the displayed art, the guide explains the stories behind the artists’ and their work in fluent English. And of course, what would a visit to the Rijksmuseum be without getting eye-to-eye with Rembrandt’s masterpiece – De Nachtwacht? Don’t worry, we will teach you how to pronounce it correctly! History of Holland More than just a tour of Dutch masterpieces, in this tour you will learn more about how the art fits into the historical context of the Netherlands. Your guide takes you through the museum to provide the stories behind the paintings that go much deeper than the descriptions on the wall. You’ll hear quirky stories about the artists, fun facts about their work, and how their work contributed to the Dutch cultural heritage. We will see the inside of a typical 17th century house, the beautiful library, famous white and blue pottery pieces, and even what naval battles looked like. The Building of the Rijksmuseum Not only the paintings will be discussed. Also the impressive, newly-renovated building itself gets a mention. After years of renovation, the Rijksmuseum has reopened in 2013 – a work of art in itself. In true Amsterdam style, cyclist can bike underneath the gates at the entrance. If you are lucky, you will also hear a free classical concert as you enter the building.
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  • 2 hours
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$90.00
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Bike Tour of Amsterdam's Highlights and Hidden Gems!

Bike Tour of Amsterdam's Highlights and Hidden Gems!

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Orientate yourself in Amsterdam and discover the city’s highlights as well as its hidden gems on a bike tour. Zip easily between landmarks, saving time and covering more ground that possible by foot, ideal for visitors with limited time in the city. Enjoy the more personalized experience of a small-group tour and gain insight into Amsterdam’s history and culture from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.80
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Amsterdam Layover: Airport Transit City Tour

Amsterdam Layover: Airport Transit City Tour

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Make the most of your layover at Amsterdam airport and explore the city instead of waiting at Schiphol. In a few hours, your personal chauffeur guide will take you to see the highlights of the Venice of the North. Visit the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and stroll the Dam Square. In case you have a 5- or 6-hour layover at Amsterdam Airport and don’t know what to do, you needn’t look further! During the Airport Transit City Tour, your private chauffeur will show you all the highlights of Amsterdam you really don’t want miss. Why waiting at Schiphol airport if you could be floating through the romantic canals of the Venice of the North or discovering how the Red Light District earned its nickname? This three-hour tour is completely customizable to fit your personal wishes, you may also book extra time if you happen to have a longer stopover in Amsterdam airport.
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  • 3 hours
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The Essential Amsterdam Private Tour By Bike / E-bike

The Essential Amsterdam Private Tour By Bike / E-bike

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Explore Amsterdam on a two-wheeled adventure while a local shows you the highlights and hidden gems of the city. Soak up the sounds and smells of Amsterdam as you bike from Westerkert to the Rijksmuseum. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride. You’ll be surprised by how much you can take in when you explore by bike. Pedal past Museumplein, the Hollowcast Memorial and other landmarks that you simply must see. Discover the serene Begijnhof garden, a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. Gaze around in wonder at your stunning surroundings as your host gives you all the insights. Then, hop back on and explore more of the city. The magnificent Rijksmuseum will stop you in your tracks. Amsterdam has something to offer every type of traveler. Whether you are into its historic architecture or alternative districts there is a local to suit you. Every one of our locals brings their own unique perspective to the experience.
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  • 2 hours
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60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

60 Minute Small Group Tour by Captain Jack

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Rijksmuseum Guided Tour Plus Skip-the-line Ticket To The Museum

Rijksmuseum Guided Tour Plus Skip-the-line Ticket To The Museum

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During this 120-minute art tour, through the permanent collection in the Rijksmuseum, you will explore how the artists Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Frans Hals, captured the incredible expansion of the Dutch Golden Age. See the people, the objects, and the paintings that define this unprecedented era of Dutch history, and explore how the art reflects the changing values and beliefs of the republic. We meet at the Cobra Cafe at Museumplein and walk together over to the Rijksmuseum. Your tour guide will have your skip-the-line ticket to the museum ready for you. The tour ends at the Rijksmuseum where you can relax at the cafe or appreciate the work of arts. “ The tour does not go into the Velasquez and Rembrandt exhibition"
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Nibble your way through Amsterdam's international dining scene on a private tasting tour led by a local foodie guide. Learn about the international flavors that have influenced Dutch cuisine while grabbing bites at a local market, beer garden and family restaurant. Savor handpicked local delicacies including the best fish in town, a sweet ‘stroopwafel’ and artisanal cheese.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.81
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Open Boat Tours Amsterdam

Open Boat Tours Amsterdam

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Floating through the canals of Amsterdam is a great way to see the city in style. Appreciate canal culture as your captain tells you stories about the sights as you pass—you see historic homes, postcard-perfect stone bridges, and other top Amsterdam attractions, all away from the crowds of the city streets. Two departure points in different parts of Amsterdam even make it possible to do this tour twice.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$27.14
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Amsterdam on an exciting bike tour of the dazzling Dutch capital. Follow a professional guide through the quaint waterways and winding cobbled streets of the city and discover an eclectic selection of sights off the conventional tourist trail. Delve into the rich history and 'coffee shop' culture of the city with your knowledgeable guide and get local recommendations from your local guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided tours during Corona in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Guided tours during Corona in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

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Personalised and off the beaten track tours. Hidden pearls of the Netherlands. All ages and nationalities. History, culture, art, sustainebility, architecture, nature, local stories and more will be integrated in the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Pedal Boat Rental Amsterdam

Pedal Boat Rental Amsterdam

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Explore Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals at your own pace with a pedal boat rental. Explore the labyrinth of waterways at your leisure, stopping to snap photos of picturesque bridges and sights like the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. The boat accommodates up to four passengers, and going on an independent tour means you can seek out only the attractions you're interested in.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bike Rental in Amsterdam

Bike Rental in Amsterdam

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It can be hard to tick off all of Amsterdam’s highlights when exploring by foot. Open up the city with bike rental, and travel easily between locations while still enjoying an intimate look at landmarks such as the Old Church, Rijksmuseum, or Vondelpark. Choose a rental period that suits your schedule, and receive insider tips from the local provider, before benefiting from the freedom to explore at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 14 days
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What are Rijksmuseum hours of operation?
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Rijksmuseum hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Open year-round.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Rijksmuseum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rijksmuseum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 78 Rijksmuseum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Rijksmuseum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rijksmuseum costs USD 9.05. Guided Rijksmuseum tours start around USD 9.05 per person. See all 78 Rijksmuseum tickets and tours on Viator.
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