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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  • To the limited opening that evening on Saturday evenings between 19.00 and 21.00 hours a number of possible. We have enjoyed it immensely. Where it is normally very busy, you now have the peace and space the temporary exhibition on van Gogh and Japan. There are also employees who give additional explanation and you point out details. It is a huge enrichment that this is possible.
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  • The Museum is super. We visited the different periods of the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. Don't forget to watch sunflowers. :-)
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  • My detour to Amsterdam while travelling from Venice to London was simply to see this museum. A huge Van Gogh fan I was not sure what to expect, but I was not disappointed in the slightest. An amazing ...  more »
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  • Exceptional! Book online to get in quick, even if it's a euro more. We were there mid March and had to wait outside with temps of 0! Very well laid out and with stairs and elevator everything was easy access. The works there are incredible, awe inspiring. Get the guide for five euros. There was so much I didn't know about him. It's really quite a sad story. There's also lot's of background information on key works so well worth the cash. The building is wonderful. The Dutch use of light is ingenious. You're allowed to get pretty close, close enough to see his brush strokes. I visited this museum for the first time 33 years ago as a backpacker and now as a 50 something year old I have certainly appreciated it more. Must see!
  • The museum is always busy. Reserve a time online beforehand, don't even try to wake up early to go to the line. It's always long. The space itself is great. It will be packed, but the rooms are so big it's actually fairly navigable. And the secondary exhibit was pretty cool when we were there. Don't ask me what it was. Good gift shop as well. Vincent's story in general was super sad, so be prepared for that, if you've just eaten a brownie and are prone to react emotionally to that sort of thing.
  • Loved it here, Van Gogh is one of my favourite artists, so really loved seeing amazing paintings I've only ever seen in books before. On a practical note, you're only allowed to take small bags inside - others must be left at the cloakroom. The cloakroom is run very efficiently and is free, but the sheer numbers of people meant huge queues to collect our things.
  • The works of Van Gogh are absolutely stunning, but the museum could be improved in some ways. The museum hosts many of the most famous paintings plus drawings, sketches, letters and various objects. These are displayed following the different phases of the painter's life and are accompanied by detailed explanations and anecdotes from his life. Many know Van Gogh only for being a bit crazy and don't realize how prolific and hard working he was, producing several hundred paintings in just 10 years of artistic career. On his later days he was producing almost one new painting per day. Now the negatives. I felt the light was a bit low and the descriptions printed too small. The museum can get really crowded as it is one of the most popular destinations in Amsterdam. Better signage and crowd management could help with congestion. It would also help if the opening times were extended.
  • Have to book your day and time in advance but plenty of time to walk around, stroll ,stop and admire. Really enjoyed all the in formation provided via the headsets ( u have to pay extra for these) and felt relaxed even though it was busy. Well worth the money x
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