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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

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

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

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

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

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.

Our insider 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 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

Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 16,359 reviews

We had a wonderful, full day. It was exactly what we wanted.

Michael was a great tour guide for both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. It really helped that we used an audio system. We never missed anything that was said. He also had all the tickets for us so we didn’t have to wait in line. You could tell he had a great passion for the subjects. We spent just enough time everywhere. The walk down to get on the boat was nice to stretch our legs. Loved the boat ride and being able to hear the audio available in many languages. I would definitely recommend this tour to get a quick taste of Amsterdam in a day.

Easy access to the museum and all day for the relaxing cruise

To get into the museum, you skip the ticket line but still need to get in que to enter. We picked 9:15am slot and lucked out with much smaller crowds and very enjoyable visit. We also visited the temporary exhibits. We enjoyed lunch after and took our time to cross the town for the boat tour. It was very informative, relaxing and nice. Definitely recommend this package.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise Reviewed by

Very interesting, enlightening and moving.

Well worth visiting. Knowing more about the artist, his life and particularly the messages in his work were very interesting, enlightening and moving. We spent four hours at the museum so that itself says a lot! Audio not included so a bit misleading in the information. This was an extra cost. The canal trip was fabulous and this did include the audio.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise Reviewed by

IF your going to the museums this is a huge cost saver

This has most of the museums entrance fee as well as complete transportation around the city with, Tram, Subway, Train, and Bus. It is a really great way to get around and save a great deal of money.

The I Amsterdam City Card Reviewed by

Must visit the museum. Book an independent cruise.

The 1hr cruise is slightly misleading. Should be emphasised on the ticket that the cruise is not organised together with the Van Gogh Experience but separately. We missed our cruise and our money.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise Reviewed by

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