The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the most popular sights of the city. The museum is a tribute to the life and work of the painter dominated by loneliness who created his own highly imaginative world with unique perception of colours.
The history of art recognizes Vincent Van Gogh as one of the great masters, who transformed the impressionism and influenced numerous artists even many years after his death.
We definitely recommend this museum – the collection is marvellous and gives a lot of explanation of Van Gogh’s artistic evolution. It is a giant space, well organized into periods and topics.
Information of Interest
Locating the museum is quite simple, it is enough to know that it is in the Museumplein, an area where the galleries and most representative pinacotecas of Amsterdam are grouped. The building that serves as headquarters is large and modern, easily distinguishable from the surroundings.
The souvenir shop is one of the best you will find. The vivid colours characteristic for Van Gogh are reflected in many objects that you will not find anywhere else. It is an ideal place to buy a souvenir from Amsterdam, we recommend it in our shopping guide.
The museum also has a good library with art history books.
What You Will Find in the Van Gogh Museum
The permanent exhibition of the museum is composed of all kinds of samples that illustrate the life of this important artist, ordered chronologically. You can admire the famous paintings and drawings such as his self-portraits, “The Yellow House” and “Sunflowers”. You can also see the copies of the letters he wrote to his brother Theo, giving us an insight into his way of thinking and creating.
Since the masterpieces of this painter are distributed all over the world, don’t expect to find them all here. In any case, you will be amazed by the richness of the collection.
Most of the temporary exhibitions of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam refer to the subject of art in the nineteenth century. The specific exhibitions are changing on a regular basis, there are usually two at the same time.
- Price: Adults 20€.
- Schedule: Monday to Thursday: 09:00 until 17:00. Friday: 09:00 until 21:00. Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 until 17:00.
- Web: http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/
- Phone: +31 20 570 5200
- Address: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam