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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.

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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.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information

    • 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

Fantastic experience, would definitely recommend both attractions!

We had a great time on the small boat canal cruise and the Van Gogh Museum. The skipper on our small boat canal cruise was so great! He was very knowledgeable and so funny! It was very laid back and we learned so much about the city of Amsterdam! The Van Gogh Museum was also excellent. We learned so much about his life and his paintings. We highly recommend doing these attractions if you are visiting Amsterdam!

Amsterdam: Small Boat Canal Cruise & Van Gogh Museum Reviewed by Charlotte M, 09/16/2018

Best art gallery/museum ive ever been to

This is the 3rd time ive been. First, 1983, 2nd, 1995, and it gets better every time

Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Toni, 09/10/2018

Organized museum Beautiful Van Gogh paintings

It was organized and great using the audio guides. You got to see the best of his works Love the self-portraits and Sunglowers So many beautiful paintings If your looking for Starry Night it’s in the MOMA in New York City.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Joline, 08/28/2018

The Tour Guide Makes All the Difference!

Our Tour Guide was exceptional! Very intelligent on the subject matter; and alive and exuberant enough to share it in a contagious way. I couldn’t say enough good things about our experience.

Rolf is highly knowledgeable and personable. Fantastic!

Rolf is well studied in Van Gogh’s life, works and techniques. He speaks perfect English (having lived in NYC), and was able to quickly gauge our group’s intersest and tailor our visit accordingly. This is a very busy museum, particularly in the Summer, and having a guide like Rolf to manage your time, focusing on the interesting and important pieces was invaluable. Highly recommend!

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour Reviewed by Catherine, 08/23/2018

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