How to Get to Rijksmuseum? By Bus, Metro, Car, Train and More!

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The Rijksmuseum, located in the heart of Museumplein Square in Amsterdam, is a must-visit destination for art and history enthusiasts. 

Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands. Get Directions.

Easily accessible from various parts of the city, this iconic museum stands within walking distance of other renowned attractions, making it a convenient stop on your Amsterdam itinerary. 

Whether you prefer traveling by bus, metro, tram, car, or train, our detailed guide will provide you with all the necessary information to reach the Rijksmuseum smoothly. 

Read on to discover the best routes and transportation options to make your visit hassle-free.

An Affordable Bus Trip to Rijksmuseum

The closest bus stop near the Rijksmuseum is Ruysdaelkade Bus Stop, a one-minute walk away. 

Some buses that will get you to this stop are 321, 324, 37, 397, 357, 41, N22, N26, N47, N57, N82, N83, N84, N86, and N97.

You can also hop on Bus Number 397 from the Amsterdam Schipol Airport’s B17 terminal, which leaves every 8 to 10 minutes.

Another bus stop that will get you within walking distance from the Musuem is the Leidsplein bus stop, a 9-minute walk from the Museum. 

You can get here by getting off buses 347 or 357, beginning from Koenenkade

You can find buses running throughout the day as the Night buses begin as soon as the daytime buses stop at 6 pm. 

A Quick Metro Ride to the Musuem

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The Vijzelgracht Metro Station is the closest to the Rijksmuseum, a 7-minute walk away. 

You can easily get here by taking Line 52, which runs on the Zuid station route.

The line begins from Amsterdam Noord station and goes right up to the Amsterdam Zuid station.

You can also hop on this line from the Centraal station to get directly to the Vijzelgracht Metro Station near the Rijksmuseum.

The Metro Line 52 runs from 5.35 am to 12.45 am from Monday to Saturday, and from 7.35 am to 12.45 am on Sundays. 

You can catch the metro every 5 to 7 minutes to reach the stop near Rijksmuseum.

A Tram Ride to the Musuem

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The closest tram station near the Rijksmuseum is the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Tram Stop, a 2-minute walking distance from the Musuem.

Tram lines 1, beginning from Muiderspoortstation, and 19, from Station Sloterijk, lead to this stop.

The tram line 2 is great for visitors to enjoy a stunning sightseeing view of the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the Royal Palace, and the canals. 

However, it does not stop at Rijksmuseum. 

The tram is active from 6 am to 12.30 am on all days of the week and arrives at all stops after a 5 to 10-minute wait! 

Bus/Tram/Metro Ticket Booking Details

Different kinds of tickets are available that work in buses, metros, and on the tram with a validity depending on your choice.

You can get tickets from GVB Service points in Amsterdam or the metro and tram stations.

Visitors could try to get tickets on the bus, but you cannot pay with cash for these tickets.

The best way to navigate public transport in Amsterdam is to get an OV-chipcard with credit to pay for all transportation services. 

A single ticket can be used on the bus, tram, and metro on a single ticket.

The prices for the bus/tram/metro tickets are:

Validity Ticket Price
1 hour€4
1 day€9
2 days€15
3 days€21
4 days€27
5 days€33

Train Ride to Rijksmuseum

The closest train station near the Rijksmuseum is the Amsterdam Museumplein Stop, a 4-minute walk away. 

You can take the Intercity (IC) trains, active from 5.50 am to 3.40 pm, on all days of the week to get to Rijksmuseum. 

If you’re at Centraal station, you can board the SPR trains, which are Sprinter trains, which will take you directly to the museum.

However, IC trains are the faster option. 

Train Ticket Details

You can book a reservation for the Intercity trains online 120 days before you visit the Rijksmuseum.  

Visitors can choose between first and standard-class seating, and the ticket prices increase the later you book your seat. 

You can also buy the tickets from a ticket machine or the train station ticket counters.

If you plan on staying in Amsterdam for a few weeks, we recommend getting the OV-chipcard, which automatically deducts money from your account when you pay for the train or any other public transport. 

Driving to the Musuem

The most comfortable way to get to the Rijksmuseum is by bringing your private vehicle to Amsterdam City. 

If you are at the Rembrandt House Musuem, you can reach the Rijksmuseum in 23 minutes by driving via S100.

Take road Sint Antoniebreestraat and Oudeschans to get to Mr. Vissenplein, before driving onto Weesperstraat. 

Turn right onto Stadhouderskade and drive straight and you will spot the Rijksmuseum on the right side of the street!

You can also reach the Musuem from the Van Gogh Musuem in 11 minutes via S100!

We recommend using Google Maps to navigate the roads easily, so you can find shortcuts and get information on real-time road closures and traffic conditions. 

Parking Near Rijksmusuem

If you bring your car to the Rijksmuseum, you must find a secure parking spot to keep your vehicle on standby while you explore the Museum.

You will find many free parking spaces at Johannes Vermeerstraat, Pieter de Hoochstraat, and Jan Lueijkstraat

Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are near:

Free parking facilities are available all over the city for visitors with a handicap certificate! 

Walking To the Rijksmuseum

You can walk to the Rijksmuseum from the Van Gogh Museum in 5 minutes on foot via Museumplein. 

Visitors can begin by taking the northeast route from Museumplein, before turning right towards Museumstraat

You will see the Musuem on the left side once you take a left onto Museumstraat! 

The Rijksmuseum is also less than a 10-minute walking distance from the Moco Musuem, Diamant Musuem, and Stedelijk Museum

FAQs on How to Get to Rijksmuseum 

1. How to get to Rijksmuseum from Central Station? 

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7. How long does it take to walk from the Van Gogh Museum to the Rijksmuseum? 

8. How do I get to Rijksmuseum from the Airport? 

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