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“One of Amsterdam's best museums.”
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Van Gogh Museum
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Ranked #3 of 518 things to do in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover the world's largest collection of works by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, featuring masterpieces such as Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, Almond Blossom and The Bedroom.
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“One of Amsterdam's best museums.”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Obviously a must-see in Amsterdam. Not only the collection gathers almost all great pieces of Van Gogh's work, but it also shows a few of his belongings and a lot of his history. Even though there are famous Van Gogh's in almost all world big museums, there's nothing missing here and you can treat yourself with a few hours just staring at still lives (Irises, my alltime favourite, is there in a wall of its own), landscapes, his oriental phase, peasant life, portraits and all. It's the kind of museum where you will share the space with art students on the floor drawing and kid groups (well behaved though!) and their teachers talking about art and the artists. The upper floor with other artists works (related to Van Gogh) and temporary exhibits might not be as interesting as it sounds, but it is still one of Amsterdam's best museums (maybe even a nicer visit than the Rijksmuseum for those who like a faster trip to museums).

Visited July 2014
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“Great museum!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This museum is well worth the stop. I suggest getting your tickets online to avoid the long lines. Walk around the corner to the park, get ice cream and take great photos by the "I Amsterdam" letters. Also rent a headset to have your personal "tour" in the museum. I learned so much about Van Gough from this tour and really enjoyed it.

Visited July 2014
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“Super Museum for Kids and Adults.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

You get to experience the life and times of Van Gough through his art, the art of his contemporaries, and the excellent audio and written explanation of the various works.

Visited August 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Huge Collection”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This is a truly wonderful collection of his work in a contemporary setting. You walk through a winding bright white building not far from the other main museum.

Visited August 2014
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“worth the wait?”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We didn't book in advance but the hotel told us Monday would be ok! We queued for around 30 minutes which was ok. There is a good range of Van Gogh's paintings here, plus a couple of Monet's and other influential artists. I am not an art specialist, but I was disappointed with some of Van Gogh's painting, especially the lack of colour, but that was his early style. The well known paintings are worth the visit though and being able to see the brush work up close was again worth the visit. Maybe a bit pricey.

Visited August 2014
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