Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum maintains the world’s largest collection of the works of the world’s most popular artist - Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), his paintings, drawings and letters, completed with the art of his contemporaries. Each year, 1.6 million visitors come to the Van Gogh Museum, making it one of the 25 most popular museums in the world. The museum has reopened on May 1st after the seven months renovation.
The collection features the works of Vincent van Gogh – more than 200 painting, 500 drawings but also works of other artists, his contemporaries – Impressionists and Postimpressionists. Van Gogh's work is organized chronologically into five periods, each representing a different period of his life and work: The Netherlands, Paris, Arles, Saint-Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise. The museum made part of its collection accessible on Internet through Google Art Project.
Even if you are not a big Van Gogh lover, do not miss this museum. Its modern main building was designed by Gerrit Rietveld, completed by his partners after his death (opened in 1973), with later built elliptical exhibition wing by Kisho Kurokawa (opened in 1999). Both give a visitor brilliant space to admire art works, to look and to breathe. While this is one of the most crowded museums in the world, you will always be able to find there your private moment to admire Van Gogh’s genius. There is a free wifi in the museum.
Every Friday evening during the high season the Van Gogh Museum is open until 10 pm. There is a guided tour in English starting at 7 pm and in Dutch at 8 pm and several attractions as cocktail bar and DJ concerts, for the program check their website.
high season: March 1 - September 1 and December 27-31:
Daily 9am until 6pm, Friday until 10pm.
rest of the year: Daily 9am until 5pm, Friday until 10pm.
You can buy combo tickets for Van Gogh Museum including Canal Cruise and get discount 4 euro.
|Children up to 17:||free|
Tickets purchased on-line may be also accepted as an e-ticket on the screen of your smartphone (iPhone or Android).
The museum is accessible for disabled visitors.
Be aware: If you forget your discount card, your discount ticket will be invalid and you will have to buy the full ticket.
How to get there
The Van Gogh Museum is situated in the Amsterdam's Museum Quarter, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. The museum entrance is at the Paulus Potterstraat 7. It can be reached by tram number 2 and 5 from the Central Station.
You can buy these fine art prints from the Amsterdam Van Gogh museum:
The website remains the most thorough and comprehensive Van Gogh resource on web, includes paintings, drawings, watercolours, graphic works and letter sketches.
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Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 5705200
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