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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Van Gogh painted a series of the view from over the wheatfield from the window of the asylum: the scene after a storm, with a reaper, in autumn, and with spring flowers.
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.
The Van Gogh Museum is open daily from 9am to 7pm, until 10pm on Fridays and 9pm on Saturdays.
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.
- When to visitOpen daily from 9am - 7pm. Open until 10pm on Fridays and 9pm on Saturdays.
- What is the price?Admission starts at €17.
- Will I need a guide?No, feel free to enjoy the paintings in the museum for yourself!
- How to get thereVan Baerlestraat is the nearest tram stop (via lines 2, 3, 5, 12). Or you can use bus 145, 170, or 172 to Museumplein.
- Additional tips
- It is forbidden to take photographs of the paintings in the museum unless you are a journalist and apply for permission in advance.
- Book online to skip the lines!
What People Are Saying About Van Gogh Museum
Beautiful building and of course wonderful art work. We liked the way the museum had arranged the viewing of the painting.
The tour was about 3 hours which included a small break at a cafe in the middle. The tour makes some interesting stops, explaining some lesser known facts about Amsterdam and its history. I would definitely recommend this tour - my guide was very funny and easy to talk to!
Young people. The boat cruise was great. We saw lots of Amsterdam with good explanations. I would recommend both activities. But... I found that directions on where to go for tickets was very vague. Most people are tourists so the map and the names mentioned should be very clear with a map od the area. Ihad to look it up on the Internet.
This activity was not only the best of my trip---it was one of the best in my LIFE!
Great tour of Van Gogh museum, seeing some of his best, and what he has gone through.