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Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

star-5
2,076 Reviews
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
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
star-4.5
$44.27 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Just Perfect
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
Just Perfect
Sylvie_K, Sep 2021
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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.
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-4
Okay
Andrew_R, Jul 2021
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour
Totally enjoyable. They have so many beautiful things available for purchase. The tour guide could improve her ability to connect with all the participants of the tour and be a bit more engaging. Thank you
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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
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
Wonderful guide
elizabethaV3280VC, Jan 2020
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour
Paola was a wonderful guide. Her enthusiasm for the artist and his works was so evident and she really made each piece come alive. She answered our questions so thoughtfully. I would certainly recommend her. The museum was a great addition to our vacation.
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
star-5
Fantastic Guide -we learned so much!
bbking2019, Nov 2019
Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
We really enjoyed our tour. Selena was so knowledgeable and very kind and friendly. We left with a great appreciation of art and history of the Netherlands. Highly recommended!
star-5
Best tour in Amsterdam
Illinoistanner2, Nov 2019
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour
This museum tour was our favorite tour. We spent 4 days in Amsterdam in August. The tour guide was excellent and made the Van Gogh Museum come alive. We enjoyed skipping the long line to get in and getting personalized info on the works and life of this famous artist.
star-5
Excellent guided tour
laraebmiller, Sep 2019
Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Ciara was our guide and she was absolutely fantastic! She brought great energy, passion and education to the tour. Her knowledge and intricacies of Van Gogh, his life and art was superb. We really enjoyed this tour with Ciara and appreciate the education and insights she gave.

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