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Get to Know Van Gogh: Musee Van Gogh

If you’re anything like us, when you hear Van Gogh, you think Starry Night and sliced-off ears. When in Amsterdam, head to the Van Gogh Museum to get to know more about his life, and prepare to be dazzled by his best works, featured here.

The Potato Eaters 1885

Van Gogh viewed this painting as proof that he could be a good figure painter. He wanted to depict peasants as they really were, and deliberately chose ugly models.

The Bedroom 1888

Born in the Netherlands, Van Gogh moved to Arles, France in later years, seeking refuge from drinking. He painted his bedroom in his home, the Yellow House, while recovering from an illness.

Sunflowers 1889

The post-impressionist artist created two series of sunflowers for the purpose of decorating a room in the Yellow House for his fellow painter and friend, Gauguin.

Irises 1890

Van Gogh struggled with mental illness, and painted irises while living in an asylum in France before his death in 1890. He brought emotion to life in his flowers and still lifes.

Wheatfield with a Reaper 1889

Van Gogh painted a series of the view from over the wheatfield from the window of the asylum: the scene after a storm, with a reaper, in autumn, and with spring flowers.

Van Gogh Museum: Our Tips

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.


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 to visit
    Open daily from 9am - 7pm. Open until 10pm on Fridays and 9pm on Saturdays.
  • What is the price?
    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 tips
    • It is forbidden to take photographs of the paintings in the museum unless you are a journalist and apply for permission in advance.
    • Book online to skip the lines!

What People Are Saying About Van Gogh Museum

Brilliant with loads of background information

The exhibition was brilliant and well laid out. A lot of information about Van Gogh, his life, influences and friends and family. My only complaint was that the museum itself was very warm.
Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Andrew, 10/17/2016

Very interesting expositiion even unexpected

I have been in this museum 4 or 5 years ago and something has changed, as I could say. The entrans is better organised, history of life is more widely and more interactive presented
Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by tatiana, 10/13/2016

Outstanding expose of his life and works

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit. Very well put together and very easy to follow.. Best thing was buying tickets in advance to avoid crowds. Also go at 9am opening time.
Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Robyn, 10/05/2016

Fascinating and accessible information, wondrous painting!

Spent two hours moving through this substantial exhibition, brilliantly edited and well thought through audio guide, just excellent!
Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by Mette, 10/04/2016

wonderful way to get a sense of the real Amsterdsm

Jasper gave us a generous and warm tour of his hometown, demonstrating his very broad and impressive knowledge on all manner of things relating to Amsterdam. He was inclusive and welcoming and I very much recommend the tour - it was the best thing we did in Amsterdam and we loved our whole stay, so high praise.

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