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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.

Wheatfield with a Reaper 1889

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.

Van Gogh Museum: Our Tips

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 to visit
    Open 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 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.
  • 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

Wonderful museum and I liked the way it is arranged

Beautiful building and of course wonderful art work. We liked the way the museum had arranged the viewing of the painting.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Kathleen, 06/11/2017

Excellent way to get on a bike and see learn some not so common facts

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!

Museum was fabulous. Museum very well designed and set up to attract

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.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 05/13/2017

OUTSTANDING; Marguerite and Jasper are wonderful people. Lovely Time!

This activity was not only the best of my trip---it was one of the best in my LIFE!

Excellent, only shortcoming is a pretty long queue even with advance b

Great tour of Van Gogh museum, seeing some of his best, and what he has gone through.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Lawrence, 05/05/2017

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