About The Van Gogh Museum

One of the most famous artists in the history of Western art is Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). This art Museum is dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. The museum opened on 2 June 1973. It is a four-story building designed by Gerrit Rietveld in the 1970s. The second story of the museum consists of  two hundred paintings. The art works are displayed chronologically and offers viewers an intimate look at Van Gogh’s evolving style. In the third story is the information about the artist’s troubled life. It also has the details of the efforts taken to restore his paintings. Works by Van Gogh’s contemporaries, including artists like Millet, Gaugin and Daubigny are exhibited on the top floor. There are about 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 written documents.

There must be very few who haven’t heard of Vincent van Gogh. This extremely popular artist of the Golden Age has far too many invaluable works to his credit. He is mostly known for his self-portraits, landscapes and still lifes. In the Netherlands alone, there are numerous art museums dedicated to the artistic creativity and other works of Van Gogh. One of the most famous and globally recognized museums being The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The primary reason why this particular gallery has gained so much appreciation and popularity over the years is its vast collection of the artist’s work. The museum has about 700 letters of the artist, 500 of his drawings, and more than 200 of his paintings!

Another reason is its cutting-edge exhibition and visitor space that attracts locals and tourists alike. You can follow his life’s work and notice the effect that other artists and their work had on him and his creations, and vice versa. More so, the museum serves as a research facility that enhances our understanding and knowledge of the artist’s life, his creations, his inspirations, how he worked, etc. It even offers art workshops for children. What a wonderful way to spend a day with your family!

 

Must See

  • Sunflower painting
  • The Night Watch
  • The Harvest, 1888
  • Pollard Willow
  • Worn Out
  • Boulevard de Clichy
  • Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman
  • Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette
  • Tree Roots

How to reach

Tram 2, 3, 5, 12, to stop:  Van Baerlestraat Bus 142, 170, 172, to stop:  Van Baerlestraat

Train

The nearest stops are Van Baerlestraat or Museumplein.The Train lines Sprinter stops near the museum. Metro 51 and also bus lines 170, 172 and 197 pass near the Van Gogh Museum.

The Light Rail lines 10,12 and 2 stop near the destination.

Tram from Central Station: Tram 2 or 12, stop at Museumplein.


Bus

Bus from Central Station: Bus 347 to Uithoorn or Bus 357 to Kudelstaart, stops at Museumplein.

Tips

  • Buy your ticket ahead of time to save time.
  • Do not take big luggage, it is not allowed inside.
  • It is less crowded in the mornings.
  • Do not take photos where ever it is not allowed.
  • All floors can be reached with a lift.
  • Always have an umbrella or rain coat with you.
  • Take your time and enjoy all the works in the museum.
  • The museum has a cloakroom where you can leave your coat, bag, umbrella.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Photography is only allowed at certain designated areas in the museum.
  • The museum also has a cafe and a shop for visitors.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in the museum.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the museum or in the exhibition spaces.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Van Gogh Museum.
  • Both printed and digital tickets are acceptable to enter the museum.
  • Book your tickets online to avoid a queue.
  • Visit early as the place is known to get crowded later. 
  • An audio tour is available.

Visit Time

Sunday:           9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Monday:           9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday:          9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday:     9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday:         9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Friday:              9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday:         9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

 

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Waiting Time

Nil

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Tickets are only available online.
Adults: € 19 
Visitors under 18: Free (school groups excluded)
Museumkaart holders: Free
I Amsterdam City Card holders: Free

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Few Clouds 13.32°C

 

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