Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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Art enthusiasts and van Gogh fans will adore visiting the largest collection of the Dutch artist's work at Van Gogh Museum. This museum opened in 1973 and today is one of the most visited in the world, attracting 1.4 million visitors in 2013. Wander through the site's permanent exhibit, which contains a vast selection of van Gogh's works, with about 200 paintings and 600 drawings in total. Study his most significant pieces, including "The Potato Eaters" (1885), "Sunflowers" (1889), and nine of his self-portraits. You'll have the opportunity to view several works of van Gogh's Impressionist and post-Impressionist contemporaries as well, such as Monet and Manet, plus visiting exhibits. Make Van Gogh Museum a centerpiece of your Amsterdam vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Amsterdam route planner .
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  • Been here before but on this occasion had the bonus of a David Hockney exhibition Only drawback to this museum is the crowds  more »
  • Very easy to move round and see the displays. It’s a modern building with good sight lines and plenty of space for movement. The Hockney which will be finishing soon was for me the high spot of the da...  more »
  • impossible to be neutral, excellent audio-gude even in Russian for most of famous masterpieces and also texts about Van Gogh life and places of his life  more »
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  • "Extraordinary art of the ordinary things". Brilliant paintings by Van Gogh, mostly art of country life. However, there is a huge queue for tickets. Thus it is highly recommended to buy tickets online to avoid almost an hour long queue in busy time. Would recommend to use hearing device in the museum that would cost 5 euros.
  • Great place for families. My kids did the treasure hunt which was fun, educational and appropriate in content. Artwork, of course, was beautiful. Watch your kids closely because there is nothing to stop them from reaching the paintings other than a horizontal bumper that can be stepped over.
  • Great museum. Easy to get there from train station. I recommend reservation of tickets and time slot online on their website in advance. Then you can purchase right outside museum. Go early, less crowded.
  • It was quite an experience to see a famous artist's art pieces on display for people around the world to see. The only issue was going up 4 floors using the stairs. It would have been helpful if escalators were installed instead of stairways.
  • Van Gogh Museum was a wonderful experience. The Museum itself is very clean and nicely built. Very sleek. The Art was outstanding. Beautiful paintings, drawings, and other artwork fill the 4 floors of the Museum. Loved seeing the beginning of his life and work to the end and how his paintings differed as he aged. My only pet peeve are of course the crowds. Some people do not understand on how to wait their turn when you are reading what is on the wall. Don't mind me if I step right in front of you. ugh... Otherwise, what a great experience and viewing pleasure.
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