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Van Gogh Museum

by Jeronimo
Entrance of Van Gogh museum Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum

This Van Gogh museum is dedicated to the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Vincent van Gogh lived from 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890, he died at 37 years after he committed suicide due to mental illness. He was born in The Netherlands but lived for some years in Paris.

The collection of paintings in the Van Gogh Museum

The musuem houses about 200 paintings from Van Gogh, about 500 drawings and a lot of letters which Vincent wrote to his brother Theo.

The most famous paintings of Van Gogh are:

  • The Potato Eaters
  • Sunflowers
  • Irises
  • The Yellow House
  • Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
The Potato Eaters Painting from Vincent Van Gogh

The Potato Eaters                            photo credit: vangoghmusuem.nl

Vincent saw this painting as a showpiece, he was satisfied with it although received a lot of criticism due to dark colors.

Van Gogh's painting The Yellow House

The Yellow House                                  photo credit: vangoghmusuem.nl

This painting was the house at the Place Lamartine in Arles which Vincent rented for himself in 1888.

Video Wall at Van Gogh musuem

The video wall in the entrance

At the entrance, you see a video wall where the most famous paintings of Van Gogh are displayed.

Meet Vincent van Gogh (video)

Do you want to know more? See the virtual tour of Google Arts & Culture.

Location of Van Gogh Museum

You find the Van Gogh Museum at the Museum square just behind the Rijksmuseum.

 

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Open: in general from 9 AM to 5 PM, on Fridays to 9 PM. From 1st of April to the end of August closure time at 7 PM.
Ticket: € 18,- per adult. Children under 18 free admission
Address: Museumstraat 6, Amsterdam
Free, supervised cloakroom
Photography and filming in the museum is not permitted, only at the entrance at some designated areas

Read more about Vincent van Gogh on the wiki page.
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