Van Gogh Museum

Home to the world’s largest Van Gogh collection, and one of the most popular museums in the world.

Van Gogh Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket

1. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket

As one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions, the Van Gogh Museum draws over a million visitors each year. With this ticket, discover over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and more than 750 letters from Van Gogh at your own pace. Access a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions.  Home to the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam transports visitors on a fascinating journey through the life of the artist and his contemporaries. The museum introduces the complete story: the artist, the context, Van Gogh’s personal ambitions, his emotions, the myths that surround him, and his influence right up until this very day. The Van Gogh Museum’s collection includes world-famous paintings such as Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, and The Potato Eaters.  The museum also organizes 3 temporary exhibitions every year. The Van Gogh Museum is open 365 days a year. Tickets are available online only. Don’t miss out, book in advance. Visitors can discover more about Van Gogh and his contemporaries with the multimedia guide, available in 11 languages. With more time to enjoy inside the museum, you can dive straight into the fantastic collections on display.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

Combine a trip to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum with a spectacular 1-hour cruise through the historic canal district. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands and has been visited by millions of people. There is no better way to complete a fun day trip to the Van Gogh Museum than with an exciting boat cruise. One half of the package includes a visit the Van Gogh Museum which has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and letters by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most-visited museum in the Netherlands and definitely a must see. The Van Gogh Museum has over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist. Some of the most famous pieces in the collection include The Potato Eaters (1885), Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette (1886), Sunflowers (1889), and Almond Blossoms (1890). The other half of the package includes an Amsterdam canal cruise. Amsterdam’s beautiful city center is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, and there is no better way to explore it than with an Amsterdam canal cruise. The fun, 1-hour cruise will take you through the city’s most important canals, past magnificent 17th-century churches, mansions, boat houses, and bridges. You can see all of the best sights including the Westerkerk church, the Negen Straatjes district, and the Magere Brug on the Amstel river. The cruise features a GPS guide with information in several different languages and the boats are fitted with panoramic windows to ensure you enjoy a fantastic view of the city.

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

3. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Admire Amsterdam from the water on a 75-minute canal cruise and beat the queues at the Rijksmuseum with skip-the-line entry. Listen to audio commentary on the cruise and marvel at the works of artists, such as Vermeer. Upgrade your package with a snack box lunch. Present your voucher at the ticket office and pick up your sweet or savory snack box (if option selected) before boarding your boat at the docks of either the Heineken Experience or Hard Rock Cafe. Soak up the city views as you sail along the UNESCO-listed canals. Learn about the sites along the way with audio commentary on board. Visit the Rijksmuseum at your booked timeslot and avoid the queues with your fast-track ticket. Marvel at the renowned collections, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably, Rembrandt’s "The Night Watch."  

Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Optional Canal Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Optional Canal Cruise

Discover the highlights of beautiful Amsterdam on an exciting hop-on and hop-off open-top bus and canal boat tour. Marvel at Van Gogh's famed paintings, contemplate the history of the Jewish community at the Ane Frank House, or walk the famous alleys of the Red Light District. The bus operates from Wednesday to Sunday between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The last round starts at Stop 1 at 5:00 PM. Red Line (Some stops only operate during the summer season): Stop 1 - Central Station (in front of LOVERS Canal Cruises)Stop 2 - Amsterdam River Cruises/De Ruyterkade (summer only)Stop 3 - Passenger Terminal AmsterdamStop 4 - Gassan DiamondsStop 5 - Jewish Historical QuarterStop 6 - Royal Theatre CarréStop 7 - Heineken ExperienceStop 8 - Museum SquareStop 9 - Leidse SquareStop 10 - JordaanStop 11 - Westerdok

Amsterdam: Small Group Bike Tour Like a Local

5. Amsterdam: Small Group Bike Tour Like a Local

During your stay in Amsterdam, you cannot miss out on a bike tour along the city’s canals. Follow alongside your guide will take you to the most memorable places in the city, including parks, museums, and windmills. On this tour on wheels, set out to see see the most important things about the Dutch capital, including its best landscapes. Listen as your guide tells you the stories that make these sites special. This city bike tour of Amsterdam is the best way to get to know those parts of the city that are harder to reach by walking. Cycle safely along independent bike lanes and away from the large crowds of downtown.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket

6. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Tour including Entry Ticket

On a 2-hour tour of the Van Gogh Museum, your guide will help you understand the evolution of the artist’s work through his troubled personal life and experiences. From the best-known pieces in the collection to lesser-known gems, you’ll be taken on a journey that’s a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. When you arrive at the Museum, you'll meet your guide and make your way through the entrance. You’ll soon be inside, exploring the museum’s magnificent collection that includes works of art by Gauguin, Monet and other artists who inspired this mad genius. Your guide will lead you from Van Gogh’s earliest and darkest Dutch paintings to those of his more vibrant French period, including the iconic Sunflowers and the last work painted before his death.

Van Gogh Museum: Tour

7. Van Gogh Museum: Tour

Discover the Van Gogh Museum, one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions and a perfect destination for art lovers. Enjoy a guided tour which will give you the chance to learn about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, whilst viewing a stunning collection of his most famous works. See the personal and artistic evolution of the artist, from his beginnings to his final work. Discover how Van Gogh's legacy has since influenced generations of artists around the world.

Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour in Spanish

8. Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour in Spanish

A source of inspiration for generations of artists, Van Gogh has left an extraordinary body of work marked by the painter's strong and tormented personality. Your Spanish-speaking guide, a specialist in art history, will bring you to examine the peculiarities of Van Gogh's painting technique and obscure details of his biography, besides being able to answer questions or curiosities about author, work or artistic environment during the visit. In this museum dedicated to Van Gogh, the largest collection of works by the famous artist is housed. You'll see the personal and artistic evolution of the artist, from his beginnings as an admirer of Rembrandt and Millet to his last works that make him the greatest exponent of post-impressionism and a unique artist. During the course of your journey and through a wide selection of his most significant works, you will discover the man and the artist, with the truths and lies that shaped his myth. Among the works that you will enjoy, you will also find original paintings by Van Gogh's contemporaries, including impressionists such as Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec, among others, who were part of the artist's personal environment. The Van Gogh museum never disappoints. The museum also includes a growing collection of works by other artists of the nineteenth century, such as Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Georges Seurat or Camille Pissarro. A new wing opened in 2009 where you can see temporary exhibitions on topics related to the painter, his work and its historic setting, enjoy a coffee in the comfortable cafe and visit the museum shop, where surely you cannot resist buying a souvenir.

Van Gogh Museum: Private Tour

9. Van Gogh Museum: Private Tour

On a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum, your guide will help you understand the evolution of the artist’s work through his troubled personal life and experiences. From the best-known pieces in the collection to lesser-known gems, you’ll be taken on a journey that’s a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. When you arrive at the museum, you'll meet your guide and make your way through the entrance. You’ll soon be inside, exploring the museum’s magnificent collection that includes works of art by Gauguin, Monet and other artists who inspired this artistic genius. Your guide will lead you from Van Gogh’s earliest and darkest Dutch paintings to those of his more vibrant French period, including the iconic "Sunflowers", and the last work painted before his death.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour in Italian + entrance

10. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour in Italian + entrance

Explore the life of one of the world's most famous artists on a 1-hour guided tour of Amsterdam's impressive Van Gogh Museum. Get insights into Van Gogh's career with the help of an Italian-speaking art historian guide. See a selection of masterpieces by the Dutch artist and learn more about his complicated relationship with his brother Theo. Look at hand written letters between the 2 men from the museum's extensive collection. Get an insight into Van Gogh's artistic techniques as your guide brings his paintings to life before your eyes.  Be impressed by his self portraits, along with other well-known works, such as his Sunflowers, Potato Eaters and Almond Branch.

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What people are saying about Van Gogh Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 23,656 reviews

Rdv à 10h ,consternation ..une file d'attente devant le musée ,mais au final l'attente a peut être duré 10min. Organisation top,on vous dirige très gentiment vers le sous-sol par un splendide escalator,là des lockers spacieux sont mis à disposition, puis aller chercher l'audioguide...,surprenant..la préposée parlait anglais avec la personne devant moi,quand ce fût mon tour,je me suis adressé à la dame en anglais en précisant que j'en avais commandé un en français, tout de suite elle m'a parlé en français et m'a conseillé d'aller d'abord voir l'expo temporaire sur Klimt. Magnifique et les commentaires très intéressants. L'expo Van Gogh se situe sur 3 étages qui reprennent les différentes étapes chronologiquement...l'audioguide est très facile à utiliser. Je recommande vivement la visite de ce musée.

Canal cruise was great. At least an hour your if canals. Modern boat. Warm inside. Decent captain. Humorous and good English. Night time good for lights. Museum excellent. Lovely building. Nice contrast to canal cruise.

Get the audio tour! Learn so much even if you think you already know about Van Gogh! Great exhibit. We’ll set up museum space. The temporary exhibit of Gustav Klimt was lovely as well. Definitely recommend.

한국분들 미술 시간에 배웠던 그림들 많이 볼 수 있어요. 그리고 현대자동차 후원으로 만들어진 오디오 가이드라 그런지 재밌는 요소들도 많이 있어서 미술관에서 시간 아까웠던 적은 처음이네요. 무조건 오시길 추천드립니다

Not too many people per floor which allows a wonderful experience of the museum