At the heart of the Museum district we find a museum dedicated to one man only, Vincent van Gogh. Inside the building you will find the world’s largest collection of works by the master. Famous paintings such as, The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, and multiple self-portraits, take you back to the 19th century and make you acquainted with one of the most famous Dutch painters of all times. Vincent was a troubled soul with an intense need for expression. In this museum you can find out everything about the painter, his life and the artworks he almost compulsively created.
In addition to the museum, every last Friday of the month, you can expect an evening full of theatre, dance, music, philosophical talks or something totally different. These nights often have a theme that is aligned to one of the exhibitions. Vincent op Vrijdag is the perfect place to unwind and start the weekend. Always check what’s on!
The Van Goghmuseum is one of the most popular museums in Holland, so te manage capacity, they work with timeslot reservations. Without your prebooked time slot ticket, you will be queuing up for a long time. So make sure that you’re prepared! The museum is to be found on Museumplein, the Museumdistrict. Just take tram 2 or 5 to Museumplein.
Buy your tickets here and enjoy fast track entry! And if you’re on Museumplein anyway, why not visit the Mocomuseum, the Stedelijk museum or the Rijksmuseum as well? If you like contemporary art, the first two museums are perfect to visit. Especially the Moco museum, which is the latest addition to the Square. The Rijksmuseum is the National Gallery, and is famous for its Dutch Masters, like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals.
Images Interior (2,4,6): © Jan Kees Steenman