Van Gogh Museum 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 will soon close for renovation, but an important part of the collection will be on show at Amsterdam Hermitage (see details below).
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.
Daily 10 A.M. – 6 P.M., for the opening details during the renovation, see our info below.
Until 1 September 2013: daily 9 A.M. - 6 P.M., Friday until 10 P.M..
2 September to 26 December 2013: daily 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., Friday until 10 P.M.
27 December 2013 to 5 January 2014: daily 9 until to 6 P.M., Friday until 10 P.M.
From 6 January 2014: daily 9 A.M. until 5 P.M., Friday until 10 P.M.
Closed: September 24 – 28, 2012, December 25, April 25 - 30, 2013
Adults: €15; children up to 17 - free.
Amsterdam Holland Pass (includes Skip the Line feature) - free, iAmsterdam Card and Museumkaart - free, Stadspas holders - €7
The museum is accessible for disabled visitors.
Van Gogh Museum
Paulus Potterstraat 7
1071 CX Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 20 570 52 00
Fax: +31 20 570 52 22
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 Van Gogh Museum:
Vincent van Gogh Gallery
The website remains the most thorough and comprehensive Van Gogh resource on web, includes paintings, drawings, watercolours, graphic works and letter sketches.