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 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 throughGoogle Art Project.

The 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).

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Sali Mohsen M Hafez (5 months ago)
I give this museum a solid 5 stars for the great art content, design, services and staff. I really liked that they have places and free locker rooms to put our luggage and that's so accommodating for people who are traveling for one day. I would recommend starting from the top floor where they have the best pieces then go downstairs to the less important ones (of course importance depends on your taste)
Ana Lucia Novak (5 months ago)
My husband and I went to Amsterdam as part of a Viking River cruise trip in September 2018. We arrived 5 days early so we could spend time in Amsterdam. Visiting Van Goph Museum was an incredible heart warming experience. We rented the audio guide which helped guide us along. I was able to glimpse into his life, his sensitive spirit, his relationships and felt close to him. I looked at his art and the way he painted each one of them required tremendous focus. So much detail. This is a whole day experience as you wouldn’t want to rush into anything. Wear comfortable shoes. There is also a cafe with healthy meal choices and self serving wines and beers and a large gift shop. To this day, being in an area where he lived and painted has had a lasting impact on me and my spirit.
Simon Willems (6 months ago)
Nice museum. Takes you on the artistic journey of Van Gogh. Was expecting a few more masterpieces but in the end, not a must have. A bit crowded + no masks (tail end of the pandemic, I guess). We quickly decided to mask up ourselves then. The main exhibition was like a bee hive. However, the side exhibition was equally interesting and extremely calm. Do the main exhibit first and then go to the side one to wind down and enjoy some art in peace. They also have a very nice shop. The signs to not take pictures hold the same authority as those that say to keep distance. ;-)
Srinjay Dutta (12 months ago)
Sequence of masterpieces which together tells the story of one of the greatest masters. In terms of colour selection, he was the greatest in my humble opinion. I am no judge of great art, but his poignant story and magical brushstrokes will move even the dullest of minds. This is one of the most unmissable attractions in Europe.
L R (16 months ago)
I've been here before, but I don't remember it as informative as this last trip on August 21. The exhibitions are very nice and well laid out. I really enjoyed my day here until I was told I couldn't take photos. I had asked a staff member on the ground floor if photos were allowed and he stated, yes, but please no flash, avoid getting up close to the art and avoid getting in the way of people. So when a different staff member, rudely came up to me on the second floor to state "No photos!", then walked away from me, I followed him to let him know that I had asked. There was more to this encounter, but the bottom line is that the museum needs to decide if photos are allowed or not so that staff on one floor don't state one answer and another answer on another floor. So when you visit, be prepared to get two answers. I did not take any photos after I was rudely told not to. However, on this same floor, in the same area, I saw many people taking photos after my encounter. The museum is definitely worth a visit.
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