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. In 2015, the museum added the new glass entrance hall at the back of its building.
Van Gogh Museum permanent collection
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.
Van Gogh Museum tickets
If you would like to buy individual tickets we recommend to buy your tickets in advance so you can skip the line. The Van Gogh Museum is a crowded museum. Here is an overview of which tickets you can purchase in advance:
- Skip the line entrance tickets
- Van Gogh Museum & Canal Cruise Combi Offer (8 euro discount)
- Van Gogh Museum + Audioguide in English
- The Van Gogh Museum included in the Amsterdam City Pass (also includes airport transfer)
Van Gogh Museum tours
Private tours of Amsterdam museums is a great option. You can find offers on a website accessed through the banner above. And for more economical option you can find
group tours bookings among their museum tickets offers.
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Van Gorh Museum visit
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.
Van Gogh Museum opening hours
Daily 9am until 5pm, Friday until 10pm
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.
To facilitate better access to the museum, the new ticket office was built as well as the new entry to the museum. They are both located behind the old building at the Paulus Potterstraat 7. The Fast Track entry is marked yellow and it is at the left of the queuing lines.
How to get to Van Gogh Museum
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.
Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam