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Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Daily 9am - 6pm (until 10pm on Fridays)
Paulus Potterstraat 7, Old South, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Basics

The Van Gogh Museum is comprehensive yet not overwhelmingly vast; once inside, you can experience it in two to four hours. Touring the museum with a professional art historian, either on a group or private tour, is a great way to learn more about the master’s life and works. Many such tours also include a skip-the-line ticket, which allows you to bypass the crowds and head right inside.

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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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$43.64 per adult
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Well organized and very interesting for a 3 day weekend. Van Gogh museum in the morning and the cruise end of day. That was perfect.
Sylvie_K, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

star-5
Perfect, very professional host
Arnaud_B, Oct 2021
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour
The host josje was really friendly and very professional and a real connoisseur of VanGogh. Very good surprise!
star-5
This guided tour is worth it!
Margaret_O, Sep 2021
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour
Our guide, Angelo, was Amazing! He shared his extensive knowledge & passion for the arts, while also allowing us to ask questions & express our thoughts. We highly recommend Angelo.
star-5
Well worth the investment to get a grand tour
James_B, Aug 2021
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour with Art Historian
What a joy and memorable experience. We loved it, how amazing to have an art historian and Van Gogh expert show us and tell us all about our friend Vincent. Very personable and engaging.
star-5
Great
lorirae24, Jul 2021
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
It's wasn't super busy when we went and you could appreciate the art for quite awhile. I like that they had information about his life and also examples of art that inspired him.
star-5
Cruising to Van Gogh
Christina_B, Jul 2021
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
It was amazing to see his paintings, as well as the paintings of other artists that gave him inspiration. Being able to read his letters to his close family and friends gives great insight to his inner turmoil, as well as how much he loved them. Definitely worth the trip. The cruise was informative as well and very relaxing after a long day of traveling around and sightseeing.
star-5
Awesome guide😍
Serje_H, Sep 2021
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour
Awesome guide Cecilia, very knowledgeable and super sweet 😍 she gave us some extra interesting info about Van Gogh’s life and answered all the questions! Highly recommended
star-5
Paula
Jernaid, Sep 2021
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour
My tour guide was excellent and we enjoyed the conversations, references and her own personal stories. She educated me so much and I got to know art from a different perspective
star-5
Van Gogh Museum was amazing...
Pauline B, Oct 2017
Blue Boat Company Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh Museum was amazing experience. The Canal cruise was very useful because you see everything from a different angle. The buildings are just unbelievable. I thought all the locals were very helpful wherever you met them.
star-5
Great Tour
Celeste_C, Aug 2021
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour
Excellent tour. Cecelia gave us great insight into the life of Van Gogh. It took the experience to another level! It was so facinating hearing about the family members and their relationships with him, the things Van Gogh went through, his contemporaries and those relationships, etc. Highly recommend this tour - worth the money!
star-5
Well worth the price
guyvilardi, Feb 2020
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour
Victoria did an excellent job on TWO museums !!!! Very informative and detailed- she took the time and set a good pace. We viewed just about every piece !!! Thank you and well done
star-5
Rijks and Van Gough Tour
gmsielschott, Dec 2019
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
Selina was a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable with every aspect of this tour. She made sure that everyone in our group was enjoying themselves and answered any questions we had. I can only hope that the next tour I do will have someone like Selina to lead the tour. Thank you for a wonderful time!!!
star-4
Van Gogh museum and canal tour
ighirsch, Nov 2019
Blue Boat Company Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Van Gogh Museum
Museum is a must see. Canal tour very worthwhile! Easy to get to and find- everything was a breeze. Recommend this

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Lines at the museum can be very long, especially in summer, so consider a skip-the-line ticket for fast-track entry.

  • Only small backpacks are allowed in the luggage room.

  • Strollers are permitted in the museum, which is also wheelchair accessible.

  • Photography of artworks in the museum galleries and exhibition spaces is not allowed.

  • Photography (without a flash or tripod) is permitted only in certain designated areas, such as in the entrance hall and by the so-called “selfie walls."

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How to Get There

The Van Gogh Museum is located on the Museumplein, next to the Stedelijk Museum. It's easily accessible via tram to Van Baerlestraat. Nearby attractions include the Red Light District, the Heineken Experience, the Anne Frank House, and the Rijksmuseum.

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When to Get There

The Van Gogh Museum is open 365 days a year, with extended hours on Fridays. The museum’s busiest times are between 11am and 3pm; try visiting before 11am on a weekday morning for a shorter wait time. The last admission is always 30 minutes before closing time.

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The Van Gogh Museum’s Notable Works

The Van Gogh Museum houses the world's largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including famous canvases like Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, The Bedroom, and The Potato Eaters. Through van Gogh’s paintings, the museum chronicles the artist’s journey from Holland (where his work was dark and somber) to Paris and the south of France; of special note is the second-floor wall, which displays 18 paintings produced during this time. Another wing, set partly underground, showcases temporary exhibits by van Gogh and other artists.

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Van Gogh Museum