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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 else will you find this quantity of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings under one roof. The collection boasts over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 written documents. Together these works give a wonderful overview of his life and work.

The Van Gogh Museum’s absolute masterpieces are his self-portraits, Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, and The Bedroom. In addition to Van Gogh’s work, the museum also owns a collection about Van Gogh's history and works by other painters who were his friends or whom he influenced.

Van Gogh in Amsterdam

Let Van Gogh’s fantastic work overwhelm you and discover how he influenced art’s history. Tip: The museum is less crowded in the morning. You can also combine your visit with the nearby Rijksmuseum.

Opening hours & prices

The Van Gogh museum offers easy access via the Entrance Building.No hassle with printing tickets - showing the ticket on your smartphone is enough. Children under 18 have free access and the best times to visit are before 11 am and after 3 pm. The Van Gogh Museum is open all year from 9 am on, except on 1 January. Tip: you can also visit the Van Gogh Museum on Friday evening!


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.

Editors’ tip:

Stroll from the Van Gogh Museum to Vondelpark and enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the beautiful terraces.

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