Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Excursion Reviews

This world-class museum houses paintings by Hals, Vermeer, Steen and Rembrandt (including his "Night Watch"), as well as highlights of the Golden Age like silver, delftware and exquisitely furnished doll houses.
All the Rembrandt exhibit was a wonder!
All the Rembrandt exhibit was a wonder! Prepare to spend lots of time here; the museum is filled with treasures.
All the Rembrandt exhibit was a wonder! Prepare to spend lots of time here; the museum is filled with treasures. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Museum was oversubscribed.
Museum was oversubscribed. I would have done better reserving a time on my own
Museum was oversubscribed. I would have done better reserving a time on my own Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Amazing museum.
Amazing museum. Make sure you plan to spend at least four hours at this museum. It cannot be overstated how many wonderful exhibits are at this museum.
Amazing museum. Make sure you plan to spend at least four hours at this museum. It cannot be overstated how many wonderful exhibits are at this museum. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Crystal offered a wonderful museum tour and canal boat tour combo that was delightful.
Crystal offered a wonderful museum tour and canal boat tour combo that was delightful. We had one of the best tour guides ever and the museum is fantastic, the canal tour very fun and interesting- would highly recommend both.
Crystal offered a wonderful museum tour and canal boat tour combo that was delightful. We had one of the best tour guides ever and the museum is fantastic, the canal tour very fun and interesting- would highly recommend both. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
As a lover of Rembrandt and the Dutch masters this is a not to miss.
As a lover of Rembrandt and the Dutch masters this is a not to miss.
As a lover of Rembrandt and the Dutch masters this is a not to miss. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
plenty to see.
plenty to see. you you take a museum sponsored tour (1 hour) for $5 worth it
plenty to see. you you take a museum sponsored tour (1 hour) for $5 worth it Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Purchased tickets in advance with the hotel concierge.
Purchased tickets in advance with the hotel concierge. All things Dutch - a "must see" if you're there.
Purchased tickets in advance with the hotel concierge. All things Dutch - a "must see" if you're there. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Saturday, we met for our coach trip to the Rijksmuseum.
Saturday, we met for our coach trip to the Rijksmuseum. We split into small groups of about 10, and spent 3 hours at the museum, marveling at the Dutch Masters Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer. Again, we used the VOX systems, so we could ... Read More
Saturday, we met for our coach trip to the Rijksmuseum. We split into small groups of about 10, and spent 3 hours at the museum, marveling at the Dutch Masters Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer. Again, we used the VOX systems, so we could all hear our guide. Afterwards, Muriel led us to the trolley stop and showed how to get ourselves back to the hotel. Ken and I had lunch on our own, then wandered the flower market, toured the Red Light District, and scrounged through the local grocery store reading labels, our favorite "to-do" in a foreign place. We managed to get back to the hotel without incident, and met some fellow travelers for a casual dinner and a beer. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
confusing guides..
confusing guides.. they can only take 20 each and dividing us out was -difficult??? wasted time doing this (1/2 hour). once in museum spent too much time of details, ie faces, hand placement, background, etc when there were three floors to ... Read More
confusing guides.. they can only take 20 each and dividing us out was -difficult??? wasted time doing this (1/2 hour). once in museum spent too much time of details, ie faces, hand placement, background, etc when there were three floors to see (1/2 hour). we left the tour and looked quickly at what time we had left and met up with them after to get back to the ship.. canal cruise was the best part... if the plan for tour guides and separations were done initially there would have been more time to see and shop if we wanted. they were very knowledgable and why i said average versus poor. would i recommend it? no Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Awesome museum.
Awesome museum. We were in AMS for several days and purchased the Museumcard. Allowed for in and out access when we were tired. Avoided the long lines. Did the Rijks in a couple of bites on different days.
Awesome museum. We were in AMS for several days and purchased the Museumcard. Allowed for in and out access when we were tired. Avoided the long lines. Did the Rijks in a couple of bites on different days. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Huge, overwhelming museum of art and history.
Huge, overwhelming museum of art and history.
Huge, overwhelming museum of art and history. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
World class museum not to be missed.
World class museum not to be missed. We purchased tickets on line before leaving home to avoid the longest lines
World class museum not to be missed. We purchased tickets on line before leaving home to avoid the longest lines Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Originally we were going to just get off the ship and go the museum and probably should have.
Originally we were going to just get off the ship and go the museum and probably should have. The initial canal tour was ok but it was pouring with rain so the sights were bleary. The guide we had in the museum was dreadful. His microphone ... Read More
Originally we were going to just get off the ship and go the museum and probably should have. The initial canal tour was ok but it was pouring with rain so the sights were bleary. The guide we had in the museum was dreadful. His microphone did not work, he had too big of a group and had so many people fussing over his mike that we lost at least 45 mins of tour over it. Very, very disappointed. As soon as we were able to get our coats from the guide (he had the ticket) we left them to their own devices and went back to the museum and found our own way back to the ship. Horrible experience. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
4 of us had a private guide through Context Tours - the best way for an introduction to this ...
4 of us had a private guide through Context Tours - the best way for an introduction to this lovely, but very large museum.
4 of us had a private guide through Context Tours - the best way for an introduction to this lovely, but very large museum. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Large museum with Dutch masters artwork.
Large museum with Dutch masters artwork. They have information cards in each room about each painting that allow you to do your own tour.
Large museum with Dutch masters artwork. They have information cards in each room about each painting that allow you to do your own tour. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Breath-taking, amazing and fascinating, The Dutch Masters especially Rembrandt cant really be ...
Breath-taking, amazing and fascinating, The Dutch Masters especially Rembrandt cant really be appreciated until you can see the originals up close and personal. The building and grounds were beautiful.
Breath-taking, amazing and fascinating, The Dutch Masters especially Rembrandt cant really be appreciated until you can see the originals up close and personal. The building and grounds were beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We had an exceptional tour guide, Peter, who added another layer to what was incredible artwork.
We had an exceptional tour guide, Peter, who added another layer to what was incredible artwork.
We had an exceptional tour guide, Peter, who added another layer to what was incredible artwork. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We did not get to see the entire Museum but saw quite a bit of it and it was truly fascinatinting ...
We did not get to see the entire Museum but saw quite a bit of it and it was truly fascinatinting to see the tapestrys,stained glass, and many famous paintings.
We did not get to see the entire Museum but saw quite a bit of it and it was truly fascinatinting to see the tapestrys,stained glass, and many famous paintings. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We took the highlights tour and felt it didn't spend enough time with the Dutch masters, so went ...
We took the highlights tour and felt it didn't spend enough time with the Dutch masters, so went back to that gallery.
We took the highlights tour and felt it didn't spend enough time with the Dutch masters, so went back to that gallery. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
We aren't really into art, but we did enjoy seeing his.
We aren't really into art, but we did enjoy seeing his. Of course we had to see Nightwatch, Rembrant's most famous painting.
We aren't really into art, but we did enjoy seeing his. Of course we had to see Nightwatch, Rembrant's most famous painting. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Nice selection of many types of art.
Nice selection of many types of art. Excellent cafe too.
Nice selection of many types of art. Excellent cafe too. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We walked around this museum, which is beautiful.
We walked around this museum, which is beautiful. You have to be an art lover to really appreciate it.
We walked around this museum, which is beautiful. You have to be an art lover to really appreciate it. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
How can one describe the experience of visiting this wonderful art museum?
How can one describe the experience of visiting this wonderful art museum?
How can one describe the experience of visiting this wonderful art museum? Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Gigantic museum!
Gigantic museum! We downloaded the app and choose a 90 minute tour of the museum's highlights. Wonderful, famous paintings to see. We also ate lunch at the cafe. It was expensive, but great food. Most everyone in Amsterdam speaks ... Read More
Gigantic museum! We downloaded the app and choose a 90 minute tour of the museum's highlights. Wonderful, famous paintings to see. We also ate lunch at the cafe. It was expensive, but great food. Most everyone in Amsterdam speaks English very well. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Best tour ever!
Best tour ever! Thank you, Pieter for bringing Rembrandt and Van Gogh to life. Delicious lunch. Wish I could get the recipe for the best tomato soup I have ever had, ( and I make a darn good one already, but not as good as the one we ... Read More
Best tour ever! Thank you, Pieter for bringing Rembrandt and Van Gogh to life. Delicious lunch. Wish I could get the recipe for the best tomato soup I have ever had, ( and I make a darn good one already, but not as good as the one we were served). The canal cruise was a lovely break in the middle of the day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International