23 June 2018

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Vincent van Gogh

The Van Gogh museum Amsterdam is definitely worth a visit. Not only are there beautiful works produced by admiring the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh; too many activities are organized for all ages. A visit to the Van Gogh museum is both educational and fun and adventurous experience for young and old.

Van Gogh museum collection

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is van Gogh's largest collection of works in the world. Besides the more than 200 500 paintings and drawings, the collection also contains hundreds of letters written by Vincent (most of which addressed to his brother Theo). The bulk of the collection in the Van Gogh museum is by Van Gogh's family transferred 1962 the Van Gogh Foundation. The collection was on display in the Stedelijk Museum until it was moved in 1973 to its own building: the Van Gogh Museum.

The Van Gogh museum is also working to find painters who worked with van Gogh or were inspired by him as Gauguin, Monet and Picasso. Some famous works that belong to the van Gogh museum collection are: The Potato Eaters (1885) Sunflowers (1889) and The Yellow House (1888).

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born in 1853 in Zundert, a village in Brabant. With his family, he made many walks, so he developed a love for nature at an early age. This love of nature will inspire him later on to produce many of his works. Vincent stopped at a young age for unknown reasons with his training and worked from his 16e include as a clerk in an art dealer, teacher and bookseller.

Around his 27e Vincent van Gogh decided to become an artist. Initially drew and painted mostly very dark work. When he left he went, thanks to the inspiration of painters like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Emile Bernard, use lighter tones and brighter colors in 1986 to Paris. He also developed his own style. It went better with Vincent's career, but his mental state was poor. He was admitted to a clinic after the infamous ear incident. In 1890 he committed suicide.

125 years inspired van Gogh

In the year 2015 125e we commemorate the anniversary of Vincent van Gogh. There are, therefore, not only in the van Gogh museum, but organized in different cities in Europe, exhibitions and cultural events in honor of the Dutch painter. This is done from the foundation Gogh Europe on the theme: 125 years of inspiration.

Activities at the Van Gogh museum

The Van Gogh museum organized numerous activities. As the tour 'story hall "is for example on Thursday. During this tour of the Van Gogh museum, various works by van Gogh connected by a specific theme. The tour takes about an hour and is given in both Dutch and English.

On Friday nights the Van Gogh Museum is open until 22.00 hours and is offered a surprising program with music, guided tours and more. The Van Gogh museum workshop are given regular workshops. These are often free to attend for visitors to the Van Gogh museum.

Also for families is organized everything. On weekends, there are children's workshops for children from 6 to 12 years with assignments inspired by the work of Vincent van Gogh. In addition, special family tours are given, and there is a multimedia tour for adults 10 available in different languages. The 'Suitcase Vincent' are many commands to explore the Van Gogh museum in a playful way with the whole family. There is also a free children's treasure hunt and can be organized there.

Groups at the museum

It is also possible in groups to visit the Van Gogh museum. There are all kinds of teaching materials available for different types of education, from primary school to community school and BSO. There are teaching materials available in preparation for a visit to the Van Gogh museum or for use in the classroom. Several times a year, a newsletter about the offer for primary and secondary education. Those who want to receive this newsletter can subscribe here to the Van Gogh museum via the website.

Anyone who visits can apply for a group tour with a group the van Gogh museum. This takes about 50 minutes and is designed for groups of up to 15 people. Travel Trade Partners can use a voucher contract that the visit to the Van Gogh museum for tourists is easier to fit into the schedule.

Groups of seniors living in nursing homes or using home care can thanks to the support of the Bankgiroloterij to the Van Gogh Museum in the "Museum Plus Bus'. The Van Gogh Museum is one of many cultural institutions supported by BankGiroLoterij. Participants can also play in order specifically to help their favorite museum.

More information can be found on the website of the Museum Plus Bus.

Opening museum

Monday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Tuesday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Wednesday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Thursday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Friday 09: 00 - 22: 00 hours
Saturday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours
Sunday 09: 00 - 17: 00 hours

* Tip: Avoid the crowds and visit the museum between 9 and 11 or 15 after hours. The busiest time is between 11 and 15 hours.

Admission Van Gogh Museum

regular € 17, -
Museumkaart Freebies
IAmsterdam / Stadspas Freebies
Rembrandt Card / ICOM members Freebies
CJIP € 14, -
Children up to 18 years Freebies

Accessibility museum

The museum is accessible with a wheelchair or walker. Access given priority in line for the museum and may use an elevator at the entrance.

Wheelchairs can be borrowed

On the ground floor of the building houses restrooms. In the museum are lifts, suitable for wheelchairs up to 500 kg. In wardrobe are some wheelchairs for rent, we recommend you to book this in advance, via [email protected] Moreover, there are folding stools lend to those who can not stand long.


The museum is accessible with a guide dog fitted with a harness.

Large Letter Books

At the information desk in the hall of the museum are bunched gallery texts in large format on loan letters.

Address Van Gogh Museum

Museum 6,
1071 AJ, Amsterdam


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