Public Services of Amsterdam Rijksmuseum (National Museum)

Amsterdam - The old Antonispoort

Information desk:

At the Front Hall, Top Floor. For all your inquiries.

ARIA Amsterdam Rijksmuseum InterActief:

Located in the room behind the Nightwatch, Multi-media kiosks enable you to explore the muse um's broad collection in full depth.

Audio Tour:

Enhance your visit with this personal guide, providing fascinating stories on more than 550 works of art. You may proceed in the order as yuo wish, and at your own place. Available in English, French, German and Dutch.

Guided tours and lectures:

Am extensive seasonal program exist for Dutch-speaking visitors. Museum guides for foreign language groups are likewise available. Reservations and additional information may be obtained information may be obtained at the Events Desk.

Online catalog of Dutch paintings of the 17th century

After launching its first in a series of online collection catalogs at the end of 2007 with the publication of Dutch paintings of the 17th century, the Rijksmuseum is now proud to present this online catalog of early Netherlands paintings: some 160 works by artists born before 1500. Search Online catalog of Dutch paintings of the 17th century

Moreover in the period 2003 to 2010, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will undergo the most sweeping modernisation, alteration and restoration endeavour in its history. During these years the museum will be featuring the major works from the Golden Age, entitled 'The Masterpieces'. Moreover, the Rijksmuseum wishes to continue presenting its permanent collection to as wide an audience as possible in the Netherlands and abroad. Find more here


The museum publishes numerous catalogs, books and magazines, with several in English. CD-Roms have also been issued. Available at the museum shop.

Youth and school programs:

A wide range of educational materials is available for various age groups. In Dutch only.


Approximately 200,000 books on art history. You may consult and study not only books and periodicals, but also prints and drawings. Separate entrance at Jan Luijkenstraat 1a. Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm.

The Rijksmuseum Bulletin

The Rijksmuseum Bulletin is the English language academic journal of the Rijksmuseum, published quarterly. It offers scholarly articles contributing to the historical and art-historical research of the collections of the Rijksmuseum to an international audience of curators, scholars, students, art professionals and enthusiasts. Scientific research into objects and works of art by museum experts is often published in The Rijksmuseum Bulletin. The Rijksmuseum Bulletin will be made available in JSTOR shortly:

Editorial office
Rijksmuseum Publications Department
PO Box 74888
1070 DN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Waanders Publishers
PO Box 1129
8001 BC Zwolle
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)38 4673400

Disabled Facilities:

Visitors in wheelchairs may use the entrance located next to the main entrance at Jan Luijkenstraat 1. All of the rooms in the museum are wheelchair accessible. The museum can provide wheelchairs. Please enquire at the entrance to the museum, or contact in advance. Amsterdam Rijksmuseum also has special offerings for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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