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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- When to visitOpen 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 thereVan 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
We had an excellent time. I was worried about 3 hours of riding but there were a lot of breaks and it was very interesting would definitely recommend this tour
An excellent museum with beautiful paintings and supporting exhibition. Can get a little crowded so choose your time carefully.
The whole process of getting the tickets was very easy. We had no wait time at all to enter the museum. It all worked out great!
Fantastic morning. A real Dutch experience as we travelled through all the inner city streets of Amsterdam. Mona was a great guide and very patient. This tour was the highlight of my Son's trip. He absolutely loved this tour.
A great way to try and understand the works of this master and to get a small insight into his troubled mind. Some wonderful works on display but I did wonder if they were all the real thing as they were not very well protected!