Women looking at a painting at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
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Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh was a nineteenth-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. His work had a huge impact on twentieth-century art. He was little appreciated in his lifetime, selling just one single work. Today, the Van Gogh Museum draws some 2 million visitors each year.

  • Visit the Van Gogh Museum and discover 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 written documents.
  • See masterpieces like Sunflowers and The Potato Eaters.
  • Find beautiful products in the museum shop inspired by Van Gogh's Almond Blossom and other famous works of art.

Life and works of Vincent van Gogh

Nowhere in the world will you find so many of Vincent van Gogh's paintings under one roof. The collection encompasses more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 written documents, which allow the visitor an amazing insight into his life and work. The museum takes you on a journey through Van Gogh's life, from his early work to his masterpieces such as his self-portraits, The Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters and The Bedroom. In addition to Van Gogh's work, the museum displays pieces by other artists who influenced Van Gogh.
Self-portrait Vincent van Gogh

Step into Van Gogh's world

Not only does the museum provide an overview of the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, it also gives an insight into the ideas and ambitions behind his art. When visiting the permanent collection, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the way in which Van Gogh viewed his art and how he used it to express his personal ideas and emotions. Indeed, Van Gogh experienced life and the world intensively and aimed to depict big themes like fear, suffering, love and hope through his art.

Discover the nearby area of the Van Gogh Museum

Naturally, after visiting the Van Gogh Museum, you want to see more of Amsterdam. The nearby Stedelijk Museum and Rijksmuseum Amsterdam are also located on Museumplein square. Visiting the Anne Frank House or Hermitage is also highly recommended. Furthermore, if you are in the mood for a relaxing stroll and some fresh air, the Vondelpark is a great choice and only a few minutes from Museumplein. Last but nog least is the Albert Cuyp market, a lively and colourful market where you can find just about anything you need. It is an excellent destination for sampling local delicacies and buying souvenirs.

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