Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam; it is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw.
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Get to Know Van Gogh: Musee Van Gogh

If you’re anything like us, when you hear Van Gogh, you think Starry Night and sliced-off ears. When in Amsterdam, head to the Van Gogh Museum to get to know more about his life, and prepare to be dazzled by his best works, featured here.

The Potato Eaters 1885
Van Gogh viewed this painting as proof that he could be a good figure painter. He wanted to depict peasants as they really were and deliberately chose ugly models.

The Bedroom 1888
Born in the Netherlands, Van Gogh moved to Arles, France in later years, seeking refuge from drinking. He painted his bedroom in his home, the Yellow House while recovering from an illness.

Sunflowers 1889
The post-impressionist artist created two series of sunflowers for the purpose of decorating a room in the Yellow House for his fellow painter and friend, Gauguin.

Irises 1890
Van Gogh struggled with mental illness and painted irises while living in an asylum in France before his death in 1890. He brought emotion to life in his flowers and still lifes.

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Visiting the Museum

Located in Museum Square in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum holds the largest collection of his paintings and drawings. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum shows many of Van Gogh’s impressionist and post-impressionist contemporaries. There’s also a café, and a shop where you can pick up prints of the artist’s best works.

Hours

The Van Gogh Museum is open daily from 9am to 7pm, until 10pm on Fridays and 9pm on Saturdays.

How Much Is Admission?

Admission starts at 17€ per person. When it comes to learning about Van Gogh’s life and seeing his lively brushstrokes up close and personal, this is a can’t-miss experience.

Good to know

When should I visit?

Open daily from 9am – 7pm. Open until 10pm on Fridays and 9pm on Saturdays.

How to get there

Van Baerlestraat is the nearest tram stop (via lines 2, 3, 5, 12). Or you can use bus 145, 170, or 172 to Museumplein.

Is it expensive?

Admission starts at €17.

Will I need a guide?

No, feel free to enjoy the paintings in the museum for yourself!

What people are saying about Van Gogh Museum

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Van Gogh Museum remains a must-see in Amsterdam!
I have been to the VGM many times and I will go back there again in the future. It’s a must-see in Amsterdam so don’t miss it if you are visiting this awesome city. Not only it has great pieces but the painter’s history is well described in English! Love it!

Van Gogh Museum Ticket reviewed by Julio

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Educational, well laid out, astoundingly poor lighting
It is a very well planned and beautifully laid out exhibit of not only the artist’s work but the corresponding influences both personal and artistic. Many times however his works were difficult to see because of terrible glare from very poorly designed lighting.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket reviewed by Wendy

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Our guide was incredible, most knowledgeable about Van Gogh and art!
Our guide (Hank) walked us right into the museum with no wait, he was well known by the museum staff. The original meeting place was a little unclear because we did know the area, and it was about 300 yards from the entrance. But having an exclusive and experienced tour guide like Hank gave us enormous information and insight in a short period of time. For us, it was worth the expense!

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket reviewed by Joseph

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent display covering Vincent Van Gogh’s whole life
An amazing collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s whole life from his birth to his tragic end. Very well displayed with good explanations. The audio guide was definitely worth paying for, explaining a lot. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The shop has a wide of Van Gogh themed items across a range of prices.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket reviewed by Jon

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