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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  • For those who like art and a little history, super recommended. Boring is just can't get there, lol. Bad point: long, long wait time to get in!
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  • The Museum is wonderful, portrays with great care and detail the life of Van Gogh, if before entering the Museum I have greatly admired the work of this painter, to get out of there I became a fan. Fully recommend visiting! PS: in convenience stores you find various kits for start painting too!
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  • It has not only almost all the most important of this great master paintings but also all kinds of objects and correspondence of this great painter, if you go to Amsterdam you can not it you lose
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  • Being as popular as it is, you should expect a long wait to get in and crowds throughout the museum. You can buy tickets online for a particular time slot and skip the line to buy tickets (which took us about an hour). The museum is beautiful and the audio guide is actually an interactive media guide on a tablet and is well done. The Dutch in Paris Exhibition was on display during our visit and we thoroughly enjoyed the collection and the story it told. The rest of the museum explored the life of Van Gogh including his acquaintances, friends, and family. It chronicles the growth of his artistic career and what influenced him. The staff are all friendly and welcoming.
  • This is a fantastic museum for Van Gogh admirers. In addition to the huge collection of his works there are many interesting details of his life, inspirations, and creative development. Only two minor complaints. First, Starry Night was on loan to another museum, which is understandable, but as a result it was as if the painting didn’t exist. No references to it in any of the materials there and no items in the gift shop featuring it. I was told this was due to licensing restrictions. Second, the gift shop can only be accessed by buying a museum ticket. We attended the museum but didn’t buy anything from the gift shop. We later decided that there was something we wanted, but couldn’t get back in. Most museums I’ve visited have a separate entrance for the gift shop.
  • Amazing museum I enjoyed it so much. The artwork is wonderful. Its worth it getting the extra multimedia tour for an extra 5 euros as it gives an interesting explanation for the art work. Its a good place to spend the day. The gift shop has lots to choose from. There is also a restaurant and cloakroom which is handy.
  • Reservations highly recommended. Very crowded. While there is a lot of space between paintings, getting close up views can take some patience. The audio tour is very good but keeps many patrons in front if pictures longer than most. It is problematic. The architecture is spacious and and doesn't detract from the visual pleasures of the art. Big souvenir store. This is one of the many treats if Amsterdam.
  • Great Museum layout but way too many pp to be able to spend time to get close to the painting. Never seen the writing of this amazing artist. People meant to spend time on keyboard these days and miss the chance to really write letter to express. Just like Vincent did with his brother. Felt the love and the attachment between the two. Cloakroom service was great.

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