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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.

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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

The tour and our guide Ilaria were wonderful. I would recommend it!

This tour was extremely educational and gave great insight into Van Gogh as a man and as an artist.

Amsterdam: Skip-the-Line Van Gogh Museum Tour Reviewed by Hilary, 04/17/2019

AN excellent way to see Van Gogh's work and appreciate his life.

An amazing building with enough space to avoid queuing at each exhibit. Works are beautifully curated to feel like a progression through VG's life and style. Café and shop are great value and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I'm only sorry I didn't leave time to visit the Hockney exhibition as well.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Emma, 04/12/2019

The museum is impressive and is recommended to visit

The museum was impressive and convenient for an independent tour. It is recommended to take the headphones. As for the cruise, it was hard to find the starting point and communication with the company a bit slow. Lucky that nice people helped us!

A GREAT museum- beautiful art and very informative.

The auto set was such a benefit to our 11 year old daughter. She learned a lot and kept busy. That gave my husband and I time to read all the informative information and really view the art. It was a highlight of Amsterdam for us! Buying tickets online was so quick and easy! No waiting in line! If you must take a larger purse or backpack you’ll have to check it. No cost but the line was long. Go all the way down to the furthest row. The wait was shorter. We spent 3.5 hours and felt like we saw everything.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Ashley, 03/18/2019

Great trip through a great city with a great captain :)

We enjoyed this cruise around Amsterdam in the bright sunshine, not only the sights and history of this lovely city, but also very much enjoyed the narration and humour of the captain, who was super fun :) Would highly recommend :)

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