Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Must see · Art Museum · Museum
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. Use our Amsterdam route planner to arrange your visit to Van Gogh Museum and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • The audio tour of this museum was great. You have the choice to do various versions and can select specific paintings to hear the background history on. The staff was helpful and friendly, the...  more »
  • Don't miss the experience! they own some of the greatest VG pieces of art. Everyone is very nice and very helpful. Location is amazing!  more »
  • Very good collection of art, also the here to stay wing was also good and super empty. We would love to see more art work from Van Gogh there, hopefully the museum will keep acquiring more paintings.....  more »
  • Excellent museum to enjoy some of his best pictures and the pictures of related artists. Excellent to spend there the day and let you mind blows. I would recommend to booked in advance, so you can do everything much faster. A good point? The cloakroom is completely free 😍
  • If you like Van Gogh I would highly recommend visiting this museum! The museum is organized in a way to slowly introduce you to Vincent's artistic career and life. It highlights his contribution and collaborations with other artists of the time. The featured exhibit was incredible as well. It featured artist self-portraits - a wonderful experience which I enjoyed as much as the main collection. I highly recommend ordering your tickets online and in advance. Include a multimedia device for the best experience! The museum took us about 4 hours to walk through fully.
  • The art is breathtaking so do go, explore all floors, and visit the gift shop. You can check-in your coat and big bags for free in the wardrobe. The restrooms are behind the gift shop, very clean. Every floor is accessible by elevator. It was slightly confusing whether photography is allowed or not. Naturally, no flash. However, some security personnel said no pictures at all (so no cell phone camera either) and others said just no flash and no big cameras. I saw many people using their cell phones though. There are two places to get some items: top and ground floor. The top floor is more quiet, smaller, but a good selection. There is a cafetaria inside the museum as well. Highly recommended!
  • Well organized and clear description! The places for self exploring are really wonderful. The only pity is that the museum is more and more commercial. No any pictures is allowed, why?! Too many commercial products for sale:-( While the exhibition “Exhibition Jean-François Millet: Sowing the Seeds of Modern Art” was really great! Thanks for such high quality exhibition.
  • I'm giving it a lower rating because this museum is very small and INCREDIBLY crowded compared to other museums in Amsterdam. The art is amazing, but given the number of people crowded around every painting, its quite hard to enjoy. Unlike most other museums, going early doesn't mean less people. I asked a staff on the way out if it was always this busy, and they explained it was actually quiet that day. I honestly can't imagine what it would be like on a busy day.

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