Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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Jason Chuei (2 years ago)
Brilliant museum housing the largest collection of van Gogh's work in the world. From famed pieces to the lesser known. Multi-storey complex with works spanning decades. Fascinating self-portraits and landscape still life captures. Sunflowers was one of the most popular paintings with a queue to view and absorb, whilst my personal favourite was Almond Blossoms.
Mohammad Awaida (2 years ago)
Incredible museum with so many original pieces. Seeing these in person really adds to the impact of the masterpieces. The museum is laid out chronologically to explain how his painting evolved and it does a really good job telling that story took about 2 hours to get through the museum. Highly recommend! Book online a couple days before as tickets are generally sold out 2 days in advance.
Dimitris Kostidis (2 years ago)
This is by far for me the most beautiful and interesting museum i have ever been in my life. Amazing design, top of the art paintings, polite personnel that lets you take pictures. Keep in mind that you have to book your visit in advance. Amazing experience! I definitely recommend this place while you visit Amsterdam.
Alice Jackson (2 years ago)
Highly recommend the visit, getting to see these paintings in real life was such a treat, you can get right close to the paintings and see so much detail and they are much bigger than you think too! Nothing like crazy popular museums in Paris for example where you can't even see the paintings, everyone was able to be spaced out nicely and have a wonderful relaxing experience enjoying the art. It probably took 1.5 hours for me by myself without the audio guide and I revisited a few that I really loved to look at for a while so you could definitely do it faster if you wanted. The shop was okay but didn't have anything exclusive that I hadn't seen before and wasn't the best quality souvenir items so would suggest just buying those elsewhere.
Amal Baiju (2 years ago)
Amazing experience. The tickets were a bit dear but overall it's worth the experience. The museum starts off with Van Gogh's initial days as an artist to his final days of struggle and chaos. You'll feel a bit connected to the artist himself throughout your museum tour (if you look closely) and the skill set that he showcased are all captured under one roof. Good stuff and make sure you take the media guide in your tour cos that can make such a huge difference.
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