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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – open 365 days a year! – with video

13 April 2013

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: Dutch masters and more…

Finally: the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is open to the public again! And on this special April 13th the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam offers free entrance to all. Between 12.00 and 24.00 you can visit the museum, but you better prepare for a long line ;-). From April 14th the museum is open 365 days a year. During the opening year the ticket fee is € 15,-, but with a museum card entrance is free. So it’s worth buying one if you like to go to museums often! I can clearly remember my first time at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The huge paintings… it’s overwhelming! You can spend hours at the Rijksmuseum, so it’s good they have a nice museum cafe where you can go for lunch, drinks or just a coffee. It’s full of Dutch design and all the food and drinks on the menu are local Dutch brands. For the ones who choose shopping over culture there is the museum shop. Two stories with a gift section and a great selection of art and history books. If you don’t have the chance to visit the Rijksmuseum you can always check out the Rijksstudio website, with almost all the masterpieces online for you to create customized merchandise. Check out my blog about the Rijksstudio here!
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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Address: Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam Old South
Website: rijksmuseum.nl
Opening hours: 365 dagen per jaar van 9 tot 17 uur
Prices: €15: from 19 years, Free: under 18 year, Museumkaart (Museum card)
Tip: Het Cafe is free to enter without a tickets, so a great option for lunch too.

Fun of of Rijksmuseum: Sneaker District at the Rozengracht 21 made a special Night Watch for the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Have a close look at the shoes! ;-).

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Amsterdam Bucketlist
THINGS TO DO:
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
FAVOURITE MUSEUMS:
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
SEASONAL:
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
COMFORTABLE // €€
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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| PS: Traveling to Amsterdam with kids? My other website Travelkids.co & @travelkids.co is dedicated to family friendly travel. Check it out here >>

Anne de Buck