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
- The Yellow House
- Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
Vincent saw this painting as a showpiece, he was satisfied with it although received a lot of criticism due to dark colors.
This painting was the house at the Place Lamartine in Arles which Vincent rented for himself in 1888.
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.
[panel type=”info” heading=”General info Van Gogh museum” footer=””]
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.