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  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket

    1. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket

    As one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions, the Van Gogh Museum draws over a million visitors each year. With this ticket, discover over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and more than 750 letters from Van Gogh at your own pace. Access a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions.  Home to the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam transports visitors on a fascinating journey through the life of the artist and his contemporaries. The museum introduces the complete story: the artist, the context, Van Gogh’s personal ambitions, his emotions, the myths that surround him and his influence right up until this very day. The Van Gogh Museum’s collection includes world-famous paintings such as Sunflowers, Almond Blossom and The Potato Eaters. The museum also organizes three temporary exhibitions every year. The Van Gogh Museum is open ...

    Amazing museum! Huge Van Gogh fan. This was my 3rd time to this museum and it keeps getting better

  • The I Amsterdam City Card

    2. The I Amsterdam City Card

    Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Van Gogh Museum (time slot ticket required, book via iamsterdam.com/timeslot), the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, and Rembrandt House Museum. The card also comes with discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Madame Tussauds and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. You can also enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam. Complete listing offers I amsterdam City Card Enjoy free entrance* with the I amsterdam City Card to the following museums and attractions Free admission to the follo...

    Due to Corona, book all the places time slots in advance. One should book van Gogh museum in advance before getting there. If u want to be sure, ask in advance for certain restrictions that are not in the booklet e.g. A dam lookout accessible with the city card only til 18.

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

    3. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

    Combine a trip to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum with a spectacular 1-hour cruise through the historic canal district. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands and has been visited by millions of people. There is no better way to complete a fun day trip to the Van Gogh Museum than with an exciting boat cruise. One half of the package includes a visit the Van Gogh Museum which has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and letters by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most-visited museum in the Netherlands and definitely a must see. The Van Gogh Museum has over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist. Some of the most famous pieces in the collection include The Potato Ea...

    I have enjoyed Van Gogh museum, it was easily visited not too much people in the queue and well indicated paintings tour. Beautiful boat tour in Amsterdam canals.

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

    4. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

    This unique combo ticket saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam's scenery by canal and enter the world-famous Van Gogh Museum. Purchase a combined ticket to the Van Gogh Museum and a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, and enjoy 2 of the city’s must-see attractions with 1 ticket. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first. Relax and admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges, and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise.   Then, explore the legendary Van Gogh Museum’s exhibits at your own pace. The ticket will save you time and money on individual purchases. Note that the queues at the Van Gogh museum could still be long due to the start of the season. This 2 in 1 ticket gives you access to both the Van Gogh Museum and to a wonderful city canal cruise. Please m...

    The museum tour was very nice. The boat ride - which was good - had a audio track where you plugged into the side. It took a few headsets to work and to make it work, we had to hold the headphones at the right angle. Wished it could have been booked with one of the companies that you had drinks on board :)

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket

    5. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket

    On a 2-hour tour of the Van Gogh Museum, your guide will help you understand the evolution of the artist’s work through his troubled personal life and experiences. From the best-known pieces in the collection to lesser-known gems, you’ll be taken on a journey that’s a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. When you arrive at the Museum, you'll meet your guide and make your way through the entrance. You’ll soon be inside, exploring the museum’s magnificent collection that includes works of art by Gauguin, Monet and other artists who inspired this mad genius. Your guide will lead you from Van Gogh’s earliest and darkest Dutch paintings to those of his more vibrant French period, including the iconic Sunflowers and the last work painted before his death.

    excellent guide. knowledgeable, interesting, friendly, and all the other things you could want in a travel guide.

  • Van Gogh Museum: Tour

    6. Van Gogh Museum: Tour

    Discover the Van Gogh Museum, one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions and a perfect destination for art lovers. Enjoy a guided tour which will give you the chance to learn about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, whilst viewing a stunning collection of his most famous works. See the personal and artistic evolution of the artist, from his beginnings to his final work. Discover how Van Gogh's legacy has since influenced generations of artists around the world.

  • Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

    7. Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

    Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s top art venues, on this 5-hour guided small-group tour. Your expert guide will take you on an exciting journey through the history of art and you’ll also learn about Dutch civilization through the centuries. Enjoy skip-the-line admission at the museums and follow the chronological path of art and its historical context. See some of history's most famous works of art, concentrating on the Dutch Golden Age and well-known artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire The Night Watch by Rembrandt, Milkmaid by Vermeer, and Tree Roots and Trunks, which was Van Gogh’s last painting. Your guide will tell you about all the important works you see, explaining techniques used and the significance of the works as well.

    The guide, i am not sure his name.. and Italian.. was excellent.. He not only knew a great deal about the paintings and the history, but he was friendly and helpful. By the time i got to the Van Gogh museum i could no longer walk. He got me a wheelchair and pushed me all through the museum. He helped us on the elevators and finding the facilities. He was the best. peace, Harriet

  • Van Gogh Museum: Private Tour

    8. Van Gogh Museum: Private Tour

    On a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum, your guide will help you understand the evolution of the artist’s work through his troubled personal life and experiences. From the best-known pieces in the collection to lesser-known gems, you’ll be taken on a journey that’s a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. When you arrive at the museum, you'll meet your guide and make your way through the entrance. You’ll soon be inside, exploring the museum’s magnificent collection that includes works of art by Gauguin, Monet and other artists who inspired this artistic genius. Your guide will lead you from Van Gogh’s earliest and darkest Dutch paintings to those of his more vibrant French period, including the iconic "Sunflowers", and the last work painted before his death.

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour (Not Entry Ticket)

    9. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour (Not Entry Ticket)

    See masterpieces of art by Vincent Van Gogh on a guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and mark the 125th anniversary of the artist's death with an art history guide. Get a fascinating look into Van Gogh's life and work, and learn how, despite selling only one painting during his lifetime, he became one of the best known painters in history. Your guide will talk about the lengthy correspondence he exchanged with his younger brother Theo, providing a glimpse into the way he thought, worked and struggled. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, the museum is even of interest to those with limited knowledge of art. Hear anecdotes about Van Gogh’s life, and see easy-to-miss details in paintings such as “The Potato Eaters” and “Sunflowers.” If you want to explore major works and issues at more length during the tour, this can be arranged free of charge for ...

    Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Bart. Very knowledgable. Lots of in depth stories and anecdotes made the paintings come to life.

  • Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum & Red Light District Tour

    10. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum & Red Light District Tour

    Vincent van Gogh wasn’t shy about indulging in a few dark pleasures and after this tour, you’ll understand why. On this 5-hour tour you will trace some of those vices in an engaging and – hopefully – dignified manner. Skip the line with your guides, who will provide tickets that are valid for the whole day.  You’ve probably heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent van Gogh. But what do you actually know about this Dutch artist? On this intimate, small group tour you'll be introduced to the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits. Learn about him through his iconic paintings of people eating potatoes and of his own bedroom, or maybe his “Wheat field with Crows” or “Yellow House”. Visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works to learn about his turbulent life, stretching from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, don’t wo...

Planning Your Visit

  • Visiting the Museum

    Located in Museum Square in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum holds the largest collection of his paintings and drawings. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum shows many of Van Gogh’s impressionist and post-impressionist contemporaries. There’s also a café, and a shop where you can pick up prints of the artist’s best works.

  • Hours

    The Van Gogh Museum is open daily from 9am to 7pm, until 10pm on Fridays and 9pm on Saturdays.

  • How Much Is Admission?

    Admission starts at 17€ per person. When it comes to learning about Van Gogh’s life and seeing his lively brushstrokes up close and personal, this is a can't-miss experience.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily from 9am - 7pm. Open until 10pm on Fridays and 9pm on Saturdays.
  • Is it expensive?
    Admission starts at €17.
  • Will I need a guide?
    No, feel free to enjoy the paintings in the museum for yourself!
  • How to get there
    Van Baerlestraat is the nearest tram stop (via lines 2, 3, 5, 12). Or you can use bus 145, 170, or 172 to Museumplein.
  • Additional information

    • It is forbidden to take photographs of the paintings in the museum unless you are a journalist and apply for permission in advance.

    • Book in advance to skip the ticket line.

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What people are saying about Van Gogh Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 18,226 reviews

An amazing experience! I'm not sorry I spent almost 3 hours here, on a rather short first trip to Amsterdam (I'm saying "first trip" because I know I'll be back). The audio is a MUST-add (it's 3 euros), since it gives SO much background and additional information on Van Gogh's life - it really creates a full picture and helps you feel like you're part of his story. The museum is easy to get around - stairs and elevators - and each floor is a separate time period of his life, which contributed to the enjoyment of the experience.

It was perfect, everything without a problem. Get your guide saved me because tickets on the official site of the museum were sold out.

Amazing museum! Huge Van Gogh fan. This was my 3rd time to this museum and it keeps getting better

If you're going to visit many museums, buying this card is absolutely worth it

All drawings are eye catching.Take your time to listen to the audios.