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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

Educational, well laid out, astoundingly poor lighting

It is a very well planned and beautifully laid out exhibit of not only the artisit’s work but the corresponding influences both personal and artistic. Many times however his works were difficult to see because of terrible glare from very poorly designed lighting.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Wendy, 10/16/2018

the trip was excellent and as I am an artist I had great expectations

the guides were exceptionally knowledgeable, the lunch at the Rijks delicious and the sunshine on the canal tour and info' on what we were seeing was perfect. We had a night tour on the canals which was wonderful but this one included new areas and some the same, and daylight gave it a different perspective. The wait for the boats was in a clean and restful area and boarding was well organized.

It was one of my bucket list to do and I am very happy to see Van Gogh

It was nice to see another painter’s paintings which related to Van Gogh. I wish I could see more Van Gogh’s works such as famouse mater piece, Starry Starry Night in MOMA.

Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 09/23/2018

Vincent gave us a memorable trip through the canals of Amsterdam.

To do the canals in a small boat was really the best choice since it gave us the possibility of ”creeping “ under the lowest bridges, thus enabling us to really enjoy houses and city life from a close angle. We did enjoy all interesting information given to us by our charming captain Vincent.

Amsterdam: Small Boat Canal Cruise & Van Gogh Museum Reviewed by Alexandra, 09/21/2018

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

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