This guided tour of the building introduces you to the most important parts of the museum, sharing stories with you along the way. You’ll never look at this beacon in the city in the same way again.

When it opened in 1885, the Rijksmuseum was the largest building in the Netherlands. And just like now, everyone back then had an opinion about it. But that’s only to be expected for such a massive building so prominently located and with such a distinct personality. So what do you think? Do you think it’s beautiful or ugly, a fascinating fairy-tale castle or a puzzling presence? Whatever the case may be, the Rijksmuseum building is home to intriguing stories.



Daily tour:

Daily 12:30–13:30

Book the daily tour

Group tour:

Book a guided tour for your own group, between 9:30 and 13:30

Book the group tour

Note: Group tours need to be booked at least two weeks in advance


The tour starts at the information desk in the museum


Daily tour: € 5 per person (excluding admission fee)

Group tour: € 75 per 15 persons (excluding admission fee)

Other languages

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Italian book here

Spanish book here

German book here