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Get your tickets for the Van Gogh Museum, a must-see attraction in Amsterdam. Save time with time slot tickets to see the world-famous works by Vincent van Gogh.

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Amsterdam combo with Van Gogh Museum and 1-hour canal cruise
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Amsterdam combo with Van Gogh Museum and 1-hour canal cruise

Enjoy a trip to Amsterdam and book a combined ticket with a canal cruise and Van Gogh Museum. Discover masterpieces such as the Potato Eaters and the Sunflowers and explore the city on a boat.

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Van Gogh Museum Private Guided Tour with Reserved Entry
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Van Gogh Museum Private Guided Tour with Reserved Entry

You will visit the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's works on a 2.5-hour guided tour with museum entrance tickets included.

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Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum private guided tour
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Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum private guided tour

Join a 5.5-hour private guided tour including two of Amsterdam's most popular museums, the Rijksmuseum Van Gogh Museum.

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Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour with Reserved Entry
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Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour with Reserved Entry

Book a 2.5-hour semi-private guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum and learn about one of the world's most famous artists – even though that fame only came after his death. This tour won't exceed 8 people and includes entry to the museum, which is valid for the whole day.

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The secret of the green sun Van Gogh Museum guided tour
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The secret of the green sun Van Gogh Museum guided tour

Spend 2 hours in Van Gogh Museum with a knowledgeable guide to appreciate Van Gogh's paintings while diving into his marvelous world and learning more about his influenced arts.

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Van Gogh Museum self-guided audio tour with ticket
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Van Gogh Museum self-guided audio tour with ticket

Book your tour and get an in-depth look into Vincent Van Gogh's life and most famous paintings.

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Combo Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum semi-private tour
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Combo Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum semi-private tour

Book a semi-private guided museum tour that includes two of Amsterdam's most popular museums - The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

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Gray Line Canal Cruise with snackbox & Van Gogh Museum
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Gray Line Canal Cruise with snackbox & Van Gogh Museum

Cruise Amsterdam's famous UNESCO World Heritage canals and enjoy the world's richest Van Gogh collection.

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Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum private half-day walking tour
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Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum private half-day walking tour

Book a private tour of Amsterdam's most iconic art museums - with entrance tickets included. View world-famous works at the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum while learning about the influential artists behind them.

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About the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

As one of the most prolific, enigmatic and reproduced artists of all time, Vincent van Gogh needs little introduction. Which is why the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the top attractions in the Netherlands. Located opposite the Rijksmuseum on the Museumplein, the Van Gogh Museum displays more than a quarter of the tragic artist’s works.

The museum was founded in 1973 by Vincent Willem van Gogh, his nephew, and boasts the largest collection of Van Gogh art in the world. With more than 200 paintings, 700 drawings and almost 100 letters, it’s a showstopper. Sections are organised based on the artistic periods of his life, including his highly productive final years. Among the 20 self-portraits, more than 100 still lifes and over 200 landscapes are masterpieces such as The Bedroom and Sunflowers.

What’s more, the museum also has works by artists such as Pissarro and Paul Gauguin, who was a close friend and housemate. Gauguin was the recipient of many of Van Gogh’s letters – though his largest correspondences were with his siblings Theo and Willemien – and these provide fascinating insights into his mind. Many of the letters were decorated with sketches.

Things to know before your visit

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

  • Photography is allowed in certain areas

  • There’s a restaurant and cafés in the museum

  • Guide dogs are permitted

  • Some of the museum’s works may not be on display as they could be on loan to other institutions

Opening hours

The Van Gogh Museum is open daily from 09:00 to 18:00

How to get there

By tram – lines 2, 5, 12 the Van Baerlestraat stop, lines 7, 19 the Spiegelgracht stop

By bus – line 397 stops at Museumplein

By metro – Noord/Zuid (52) line, at the Vijzelgracht or De Pijp stops

By car – Q-Park Byzantium parking garage is closest at about 5 minutes’ walk away

On foot – the museum is centrally located in Museumplein and is a pleasant walk from Leidseplein and the city centre

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What should I really see at the Van Gogh Museum?

So many of Van Gogh’s works have been reproduced as posters, cards and so on that his art is readily familiar. Among the must-sees in the Van Gogh Museum are The Yellow House, The Bedroom and Sunflowers, all of which he painted in Arles in the years before his death in 1890. Other highlights include the moody self-portraits Van Gogh painted and sketched of himself. Of particular interest is Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, in which he adapted pointillism by replacing the points by short stripes to create a halo effect around his head.

What are the best ways to visit the Van Gogh Museum?

There are multiple options for visiting the Van Gogh Museum, from general entry to combined tours. You can follow your inner compass and admire his creativity on your own with a self-guided audio tour, or you can get the all the detail and background on his life on a private guided tour. Then there are options that combine the museum with other activities, such as a 5.5-hour guided tour of both the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. And you can also combine with a canal tour.

How much time do I need for visiting the Van Gogh Museum?

Some 3 hours should suffice for seeing most of the works on display. Guided tours tend to be about 2.5 hours long. The Van Gogh Museum often runs especial exhibitions, and these may add some time to a visit should you decide to check one out.

What is the best time to visit the Van Gogh Museum?

Amsterdam is one of those cities that are busy no matter what time of the year, and this means plenty of visitors looking to discover its top attractions. And the Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular. All said, the quietest time is usually the early morning, between 09:00 and 11:00. The afternoon, from 13:00 to 15:00, is when footfall is at its highest in the museum.

What is the Van Gogh family’s link to the museum?

One of the Van Gogh Museum’s most famous paintings is Almond Blossom. Behind the allegory of the blooming of new life in spring lies the tale of a heart-rending family history. Van Gogh painted it just five months before his death, and it was a gift to his brother, Theo, and sister-in-law Jo following the birth of their only son, Vincent Willem. Tragically, Theo died a year later. The painting reflects Van Gogh’s Japanese influences and always held a special place in Vincent Willem’s affections. When the museum opened its doors in 1973, Vincent Willem would visit it every day until his own death five years later.

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    We got into the museum very quickly thanks to online booking and had a great time viewing an amazing Van Gogh exhibition. Our advice would be book ear ...