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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Maria Man (7 months ago)
Exceptional setup, easy to navigate. Unforgetable Masterpieces that speak deep inside your heart. In some of the artworks I wanted to touch them, study them up close and get into the head of this great artist. Kids friendly, with a very detailed and user friendly audio guide. If you are on a budget do not enter their gift shop, you will definitely fall in love with something and buy it! Cashier on the top floor shop very kind and with humor!
Brianna Titone (9 months ago)
This was a very good museum. I enjoyed the audio media which accompanied the tour. It was very informative and interactive, much better than just reading a plaque on the wall. A fine collection of Van Gogh and other artists with a timeline of his life. I left with a larger appreciation of his life and impact as an artist.
Red Hood (10 months ago)
Amazing story of this well known artist. The story is told well showing his influences and journey to becoming the inspiration of so many others. Good audio tour available in many languages. A bit busy so time it right if you are worried
Alon Torres (10 months ago)
It was a pretty interesting experience all around, and I highly recommend getting the audio guide. It seems odd to me that some of Van Gogh's most famous pieces such as starry night, the red vineyard, terrace at night, etc.) aren't mentioned anywhere in the museum... I understand that they are in other museums but it seems weird to not even mention them in a museum dedicated to the artist.
Sali Mohsen M Hafez (10 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)
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