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Van Gogh Museum

Step into Van Gogh's world. Explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

What did Van Gogh find consoling about a wheatfield? Visit the Van Gogh Museum’s permanent collection and discover what Vincent wanted to express.

The spectacular designed galleries focus on the development of Vincent van Gogh as an artist.

A new view

In the Rietveld building, you step directly into Van Gogh’s world. You obviously see his masterpieces, but also his drawings and letters. You discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art.

Van Gogh experienced life and the world intensely and wanted his art to portray the great themes of life, such as anxiety, suffering, love and hope. You follow the on-going search of an artist who was constantly trying to improve himself. In this way, you get a new view of an artist you thought you knew.

Paintings, drawings and letters

The story of his art is told throughout the galleries, not only giving a permanent position to his paintings but also to his drawings and letters. Important aspects of Van Gogh’s art are highlighted and studied through various themes. Van Gogh’s ambition to paint farmers, his search for colour and his personal interpretation of nature are given a prominent place in the museum, naturally featuring highlights like The Potato Eaters, The Bedroom, Sunflowers and Almond Blossom.

Myths and context

The museum focuses on the complete story: the artist, the context, his personal ambitions, his emotions, the myths and his influence until this very day.

Inspiring the world

The huge impact of Van Gogh on the first generation of artists after his death will be shown by expressive works such as those by Maurice de Vlaminck and Kees van Dongen from the museum's own collection.

A video installation in the Rietveld hall shows how, after his death, Van Gogh has become the important (pop)cultural icon that he is today.

Van Gogh's hope that his work might go on inspiring the world after his death has come true: until this very day he reaches out to millions of admirers.


The Van Gogh Museum offers excellent accessibility for visitors using a wheelchair or walking aid. Disabled visitors are offered priority entrance to minimise queueing time and can use the lift located at the entrance to the museum.

The museum welcomes guide dogs fitted with a suitable harness.


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Adults: € 19
Visitors under 18: free (school groups excluded)
Museumkaart holders: free


OPENING HOURS: next days Thu  09:00-17:00
Fri  09:00-17:00
Sat  09:00-17:00
Sun  09:00-17:00
Mon  09:00-17:00
Tue  09:00-17:00
Wed  09:00-17:00
Thu  09:00-17:00

Museumplein 6
1071 DJ Amsterdam
North Holland


  • The Permanent Collection: Step into Van Gogh's World



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