Van Gogh museum
The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam; it is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. The museum opened on 2 June 1973, and its buildings were designed by Gerrit Rietveld and Kisho Kurokawa.
The museum contains the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world. In 2017, the museum had 2.3 million visitors, and was the most visited museum in the Netherlands, and the 23rd most visited art museum in the world. In 2019, the Van Gogh Museum launched the Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience, a technology-driven “immersive exhibition” on Van Gogh’s life and works, which has toured globally.
I have visited the van Gogh Museum a few times. Mostly with friends from abroad to show them one of the highltights of the city. But for me personally I am not so much interested in the paintings of van Gogh. Van Gogh is more a painter that uses emotion and own technique to create his paintings. Don’t get me wrong the paintings are amazing. But I am more of a Rembrandt fan, because his paintings are in my eyes more a reflection of that time period. But then again there are people that like the Beatles and others that like the Rolling Stones. It is all a matter of taste.
What does the museum cost:
Adults: € 19.00
Children aged 18 and under: free admission
I Amsterdam City Card: free admission
Where is it located:
Daily from 9am till 6pm
Be advised due the Corona Virus, they are currently closed till April 6th (20-03-2020)