We will be in Amsterdam mid-September for 3 days. It looks like our best day for the Rijksmuseum will be Saturday the 14th. I plan to buy online tickets in advance but have read that even with a ticket, we might have to queue for while just to get in. The museum offers 90 minute guided tours; one is called Highlights of the Rijksmuseum, offered in English at 11AM and costs 5 euro in addition to the entrance fee. Has anyone taken this tour and was it worthwhile? The museum site says: "Please note that it can be very busy in the Rijksmuseum. Museumkaart and e-ticket holders do not have to go to the ticket counter. Nonetheless, you may have to queue outside the museum. These queues are for all visitors – except for our benefactors (Vrienden van het Rijksmuseum) or people with reservations for a guided tour or workshop."
So, I'm thinking that in addition to getting an enjoyable tour it would be worthwhile not to have to worry about long lines. The alternative is to get there fairly early in the morning with the online ticket only. But if anyone has taken this tour, I'd appreciate hearing if you thought it was a good investment of your time.