The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam holds the world’s largest collection of works by the world’s most popular artist – Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), his paintings, drawings and letters, complemented by the art of his contemporaries. Every year, 1.6 million visitors come to the Van Gogh Museum, making it one of the 25 most popular museums in the world. In 2015, the museum added a new glass entrance hall to the rear of its building.
The collection features works by Vincent van Gogh – over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, but also works by other artists, his contemporaries – impressionists and post-impressionists. Van Gogh’s work is organised chronologically into five periods, each representing a different period in his life and work:
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The Van Gogh Museum is a museum full of visitors. We recommend that you buy your tickets in advance in order to avoid the queues.
Even if you are not a big fan of Van Gogh, you should not miss this museum. Its modern main building was designed by Gerrit Rietveld, completed by his partners after his death (opened in 1973), with an elliptical exhibition wing built later by Kisho Kurokawa (opened in 1999). Both provide the visitor with a brilliant space to admire artworks, observe and breathe. Although it is one of the busiest museums in the world, you can still find your own special moment to admire the genius of Van Gogh. The museum has free Wi-Fi.
To make it easier to get to the museum, a new ticket office and entrance to the museum have been built. Both are located behind the old building in Paulus Potterstraat 7. The quick access entrance is marked in yellow and is located to the left of the rows.
Daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Every Friday evening in high season the Van Gogh Museum is open until 10 pm. There is a guided tour in English from 7pm and in Dutch at 8pm and several attractions such as bar and DJ presentations.
How to get to the museum
The Van Gogh Museum is located in Amsterdam’s museum district, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. The entrance to the museum is at Paulus Potterstraat 7. You can reach the museum by tram 2 and 5 from the Central Station.
Ticket price: 19 euros 22.75 dollars 16,51 pounds, free for children under 17
Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands