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. By using our Amsterdam itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Van Gogh Museum and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • July 7, 2017
    We arrived for the 2 pm tour block, we purchased tickets online so we did not have to wait in the queue once we showed up. I really like the way they separate the floors into different phases of his life, it was pretty fascinating seeing not only his paintings but also his letters sent to his brother, his pencils, charcoals, paints and paint palette. The crowd was pretty big by the time we reached the top floor, by that time the kids were ready to leave and we were getting hungry. I would like to go back again without our kids and during a slower time block. One niece things for the kids was that they provide an activity sheet for them to fill out using clues and questions about the works of art.
  • May 28, 2017
    Beautiful and magnificent museum! First advice, buy your tickets online. It's a waste of time to stand in line for tickets. If you forget this, don't worry. You still can buy tickets while standing in line! The paintings by Van Gogh are magnificent. Take your time at the museum, there is a lot to see. Even if it's busy, it doesn't feel overcrowded. Enjoy your visit :-)
  • July 2, 2017
    An amazing experience. He was such a genius and that shows in his works. The broad brush strokes add a lovely texture to the paintings. My favorite was the part where you observe the painting under the microscope & see gravels of sand.
  • May 14, 2017
    Buy your tickets online if you wanna save time! Audio tour had some really cool insight. Loved that they had so many letters available to read or listen too. Great insight on his opinions. Showing work from other artists inspired by or working with Van Gogh was a nice touch too!
  • July 9, 2017
    Amazing portrait of the life and work of a genius. Van Gogh is always portrait as a troubled man unable to sell any pictures in his life time. But behind that simplistic fact you understand how ahead he was on his practice and what a loving relationship he had with his close brother who was also his bigger fan and encourage to keep working on his art

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