Join this family mission and get to be a real museum researcher for a day! Will you discover a new masterpiece?

There are millions of objects in the Rijksmuseum depot, where we store all our artworks. Is there a forgotten masterpiece here, just waiting to be discovered? Come and investigate real museum artworks in the lab. You will get to use the same techniques scientists used to study The Night Watch and The Milkmaid.

Is that painting a real Vermeer? Is that crown made of real gold? Find out for yourself using UV light, X-ray scans, tree ring data and more.

Grab your research card and put on your white lab coat – you’re going on a mission together!

Useful to know:

  • Free admission up to age 18– but don’t forget to book your time slot
  • This mission is fun for the whole family, including adults
  • For children aged 8+ but suitable to bring your younger brother/sister
  • The mission will take about an hour, leaving plenty of time to visit the Gallery of Honour as well

Created with

Created together with NEMO Science Museum


Mission Masterpiece is made possible by ING, KPN & AkzoNobel.

1 July - 3 Sep 2023
Families & Children


  • Adults: €22.50
  • Free for 18 and under
  • Free for Friends

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A visit starts with a start time. Also for Friends.


Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam


Wheelchair access
Guide dogs allowed
Lifts on every floor


In the whole museum you can only pay with your favourite digital payment method or credit card. This applies to all shops and catering outlets.


Free cloak room
Photography allowed
Free WiFi

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