"The home of Van Gogh's work" Van Gogh Museum Tip by viddra

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: 167 reviews and 181 photos

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This is the main reason I decided to visit Amsterdam. I?m simply fascinated by the work of this genius... and being so close to the paintings like Irises, Wheatfield with Crows, The Potato-eaters, The Harvest, Sunflowers, The bedroom or Self-portrait with Felt Hat is an extraordinary experience.

In this world?s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh there are more than 200 paintings, including many very famous masterpieces, about 500 drawings and over 700 personal letters (occasionally put on view). All paintings are arranged in chronological order, so one can witness the painter?s development during the last ten years of his life.

There are also the works of art by other 19th-century painters and sculptors, who have something in common with Van Gogh?s work.

The original building, designed by Gerrit Rietveld and opened in 1973, holds permanent exhibitions, while the new, elliptic shaped wing, designed by the Japanese architect, Kisho Kurokawa, and opened in 1999, was built for temporary exhibitions.

Opening hours:
Daily 10-18, Fridays 10-22
Admission fee for adults! (it's possible to order the tickets online to avoid standing in queues)

It is not allowed to take photographs or film, large bags and umbrellas must be left at the cloakroom.

Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7
Directions: tram lines 2, 3, 5 and 12, or bus numbers 145, 170 and 172
othercontact: info@vangoghmuseum.nl
Phone: +31 (0) 20 570 52 00
Website: http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 14, 2010
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