Attendance at the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands 2014-2019

The Rijksmuseum is a national museum situated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Dedicated to the arts and history in Amsterdam, its collection contains more than 2,000 paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. The museum displays work from notable painters such as Frans Hals, Vermeer, and Rembrandt, including the famous Night Watch by Rembrandt. The Rijksmuseum attracted approximately 2.67 million visitors in 2019, an increase compared to the previous year. In total, the number of museum visitors in the Netherlands reached nearly 32 million during that year. In this respect, art museums registered the highest number of visitors, followed by history museums.

Most visited museums in the Netherlands

As of 2019, the Rijksmuseum topped the list of the most visited museums in the Netherlands. The Van Gogh Museum ranked second, and the Anne Frank Huis followed on the list, welcoming roughly 2.1 million and 1.3 million visitors, respectively. Overall, the majority of the ten most popular museums in the Netherlands were in Amsterdam.

Most Museumcard holders were 35 years and older

A Museumcard is a cultural subscription in the Netherlands offering entrance to 400 museums in the country. In 2019, about 80 percent of museum visits by Museumscard holders came from people aged 35 years and older.

Total number of visitors to the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands from 2014 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The figures have been rounded and taken from several publications.

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