Van Gogh Museum

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Vincent van Gogh was a 19th century Dutch post-impressionist painter. His works were of great influence on 20th century art. During his life he was little appreciated. He only sold one work of art. Today the Van Gogh Museum attracts around 1,5 million visitors a year.

Works and Life of Vincent van Gogh

No other place in the world has so many paintings of Vincent van Gogh under one roof. The collection consists of more than 200 canvases, 500 drawings and 750 written documents. Together these provide a fantastic insight into his life and work.

Absolute masterpieces of the Van Gogh Museum are:

  • Van Gogh’s self-portraits,
  • The Sunflowers,
  • The Potato-eaters, 
  • The Bedroom in Arles.

Apart from the works of Vincent van Gogh, the museum has a collection concerning Van Gogh’s history and works from artists he befriended or influenced. 

Van Gogh in Amsterdam

Let Van Gogh overwhelm you with his amazing works and find out how he influenced the art history. Take into account that the museum is less crowded in the morning. You can easily combine a visit with the nearby Rijksmuseum.

‘Van Gogh 125 years of inspiration’

In 2015 it will be exactly 125 years ago since Vincent van Gogh's death. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo and Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, which show parts of Van Gogh’s oeuvre, will honour the painter with special exhibitions revolving around the theme ‘Van Gogh 125 years of inspiration’. In addition countless anniversary activities relating to Vincent van Gogh's cultural heritage will be organised in Holland in 2015. Keep an eye on the site for more information.

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