Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, Van Gogh Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Van Gogh Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Discover the world's largest collection of works by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, featuring masterpieces such as Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, Almond Blossom and The Bedroom. Book your tickets online. Please consult the museum website for current opening hours.
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Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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Brian
7 contributions
Jun 2022
Many display pieces of Van Gough works. I paid the extra $3 for the guided self paced audio tour. There are about 25 or so pieces that are loaded on the audio device that explains the paintings. The rest you just need to read the description or the title of the work. I spent about 2 hours in the museum and the exhibition room and saw/read almost everything. Very interesting and not too overwhelming where there to just too much information to process.
Written 26 June 2022
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bking53
Memphis, TN21 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Family of 4 with 2 teens- nice museum that does a nice job telling story of Van Gogh. We bought tickets ahead of time and heard that it was sold out all day when we arrived at 9am. Easy to get tickets online. It seemed to get more crowded during the visit. The audio guide was very helpful and cheap- maybe 3 euros each for adults and free for teens. It’s not massive and we probably did the highlights tour in at most 1.5 hours. Not a massive time commitment and good flow to Van Gogh’s story so our teens stayed engaged and enjoyed it.
Written 26 June 2022
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Margaret V
Brooklyn, NY91 contributions
Jun 2022
An outstanding museum giving you the full ‘story’ of this tortured and brilliant artist. Getting the story of his life - brought to life through his work and experience was eye opening - from his earliest works to the influences on his profession to his time in the mental health facility - the museum builds a holistic picture of the artist.
Written 25 June 2022
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Bgood1953
Southfield, MI51 contributions
Jun 2022
Do not use Viator to see this museum. Wonderful place but the tours got all screwed up by the guide who would not help even get into the museum . Use the audio guide and forget the tours. They ar bs if they happen at all
Written 25 June 2022
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Susan A
Portola Valley, CA66 contributions
Jun 2022
By all means, visit the Van Gogh museum. It tells his story well, both on the walls and via the audio tour. We learned a lot about this tortured but talented soul.
Written 24 June 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,259 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I've been a Van Gogh fan for ages. This museum is one of the reasons my wife and I are in town. There were many other sightseers strolling through the museum. I'm a museum groupie. The price if admission was well.worth the money.
Written 24 June 2022
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Inamarom
Tel Aviv, Israel45 contributions
Jun 2022
A charming museum. Beautifully organized by topics and chronological order. Pictures that are well known and also less known.
Written 24 June 2022
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Sushant Vasudevan
2 contributions
Jun 2022
A wonderful collection of Van Gogh's life's work, it was a treat to walk around this place. One might argue that it could've been a greater attraction if it had Van Gogh's magnum opus, the Starry Night, but I would say that its absence allows the limelight to fall on some of his lesser-known but equally brilliant pieces of work. Two of my personal favourites were "Almond Blossom" and "Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer." What can I say? I'm a sucker for paintings of nature. Watching Van Gogh's life progress through his paintings was an immersive journey and one I hope to go on again.
Written 24 June 2022
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Nisha Chaudhary
1 contribution
Jun 2022
‘What is done in love, is done well.’
-Vincent Van Gogh

I won’t call myself an artist, collector or a painting aficionado, but I sure have had my fair share of interest in art. And with art, a chain reaction leads me to none other than the genius Vincent Van Gogh. And as big of a fan I am, I recently got to witness the virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum situated in Amsterdam, and long story short, it was one of the finest experiences for me ever. The moment I witnessed the museum from the outside, it was no less than an architectural marvel. Despite being on a virtual tour behind my laptop screen, I could see and feel the minimalist vibe to it. It isn’t overdone, yet soothing enough to go in sync with the work of the genius.

As I clicked on my mouse-pad to enter inside, I could see those deep blue pastel eyes on the wall, with a few of his self-portraits aligned. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the Van Gogh Museum is the arrangement of galleries so as to illuminate the progression of Van Gogh’s style. It starts off with Van Gogh's initial days as an artist to his final days of struggle and chaos. I personally felt a bit connected to the artist himself throughout my museum tour. Traversing from one floor to the next, I witnessed Van Gogh's masterpieces which were a reflection of society and the world itself. The selected few which kept me in awe were ‘The Sunflowers’, ‘The Potato Eaters’, ‘Bedroom in Arles', ‘Almond Blossom’, and ‘The Wheatfield with Crows’. These are among his very famous paintings. Although, I was hit with a little disappointment on finding out that of all the lot, my personal favorite that the red-haired genius painted, The Starry Night, was not in this museum but in New York. The Starry Night has always captivated my soul, pulling my thoughts towards a spiritual self and in a meditative state. But I was happy with what I had seen and despite being a virtual tour, it surely caught my eye and heart.

I would also like to remind you of Van Gogh not just being an exceptional painter, but a prolific writer as well. And that is what the second floor was dedicated to. His beautifully crafted and worded letters, and poems were exchanged between him and his younger brother Theo and a few of his friends. The technology could bring me only as close as to figuring out they were letters, and then followed by unreadable pixels. But I did my fair share of ‘googling’ and read a few. As if Van Gogh had kept his heart on his palm while he wrote them. The color palettes on the wall have been chosen wisely as well, to fit in with the aura of what he tried to reflect upon his viewers as well as himself. The last painting on the third floor was The Wheatfield With Crows which symbolized the end of Vincent’s life. With a vast wheatfield where he used to paint during the last two months of his life and a dark sky with black crows flying to it, it bears some disturbing symbolism that made me gaze at my screen for long enough to contemplate his last days of suffering. An unrecognized depressed genius suffering from poverty and lonesomeness finally succumbing to nothingness wouldn't be anyone's desired idea of success and fame.

As my virtual tour brought me to be a big bold Thank You in Times Roman, I was in splits after this tour. Although I had a terrific experience, let aside it virtual, a little pale sadness crept into me. Irony as you may call it, Van Gogh couldn’t sell even a single painting during his entire disturbed lifetime, and that red-haired painter died poor, and maybe unsatisfied with so much potential to offer. And here we had a booming business of a museum named after him, tickets a little dear to the wallet and showcasing his artwork, which to be honest, was meant for the world to see.

But nonetheless, I had an amazing time strolling around this virtual tour, which is beautifully organized and curated. I didn’t encounter any problem while switching between floors and positions and would urge everyone to witness the marvels of Van Gogh in the comfort of their homes and eventually understand the depth of when someone tried to say, life imitates art more than art imitates life.
Written 24 June 2022
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noagent
Chicago, IL153 contributions
Jun 2022
It is well laid out and a manageable size. There is a kids scavenger hunt (paper) that looked fun but became too much like work. Still got a postcard at the end which was nice. free lockers. They rotate the collection so you may not see what you saw the last visit.
Written 22 June 2022
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Van Gogh Museum is open:
  • Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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Van Gogh Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost £23.70, while a popular guided tour starts around £4.92 per person. See all 55 Van Gogh Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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