Fast Facts

Location: Located on Museumplein in Amsterdam, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands.
Attraction Type: Museum.
Significance: It is the home to the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world.
Time to Visit: Throughout the year, except 1st January.
How to Reach: Take tram 2 or 5 from the Central Station in Amsterdam. From Station Amsterdam Zuid/WTC take tram 5.
Nearest International Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

It is the home to the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world. And if you happen to be the one who has always craved for rich arts and paintings, you can’t afford to miss the Van Gogh Museum. An amazing museum that features the works of the Dutch great Vincent van Gogh, the Van Gogh Museum lets you keep track of the development of the genius. You also get an opportunity to compare his works with other artists of the 19th century. Located in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Van Gogh Museum is a must-visit destination for you, especially if you are an art lover.

It was in the year 1973 when the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam opened for the first time for the visitors. Designed by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld, this museum has got about 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 700 letters. There are also a number of Japanese prints, which were believed to be Gough’s own collection.

Visiting Van Gogh Museum
Visiting Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The permanent collection of the museum includes a number of paintings, drawings, and letters of Van Gogh. His works that you will see here can be divided into several categories including landscapes, self-portraits, portraits, drawings, peasant life, and still life, etc. The display of the various phases of Van Gogh’s life, from his early childhood to the various emotional stages of this life, is just awesome. Don’t miss to see the famous works like The Potato Eaters, Bedroom in Arles and Sunflowers paintings.

Besides Van Gogh’s works, the Van Gogh Museum also has a rich and varied collection of works of other artists from the 19th century. A number of exhibitions are also conducted regularly in its auditorium. You may also go for Audio tours and Guided tours to learn Gogh’s work in a better way.

Opening Hours:

Museum: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Friday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Ticket Office: 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Friday till 9.30 p.m.)
Shop: 10 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. (Friday till 9.45 p.m.)
Museum Cafíé: 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. (Friday till 9.30 p.m.)
Library: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. & 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Closed: 1st January

Admission Fee: Adults: â‚¬ 12.50
13-17 years: â‚¬ 2.50
Up to 12 years: Free
Members of ICOM: Fee
I Amsterdam Cardholders: Free

There are plenty of hotels in Amsterdam. And it won’t be a problem to find one that suits your budget. Some of the Amsterdam hotels can be listed as below:

Rho Hotel
NES 05-23
1012 KC Amsterdam
Tel: +31-20-6207371
Fax: +31-20-6207826

Golden Tulip Amsterdam Centre
Nieuwezijds Kolk 19
1012 PV Amsterdam
Tel: +31-20-5301818
Fax: +31-20-4221919

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