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Van Gogh Museum Tickets

Check out the largest collection of paintings by one of the world’s most popular artists with the Van Gogh Museum tickets and tours. Whether an art connoisseur or not, step back in time and experience the evolution of Van Gogh’s art. Choose between a timed ticket or a guided tour to explore one of Amsterdam’s most famous museums. Explore invaluable works of art that include masterpieces by Gauguin, Monet, and other artists who inspired this mad genius. Intend to go on a round of marathon sightseeing? The I Amsterdam City Card allows unlimited access to the city’s public transport, canal cruises, museums, and more.

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Our tips for Van Gogh Museum

  • Book in advance. Booking your Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam tickets online prior to your trip will save you significant time because you won’t have to wait in the ticket line. A guided tour is a perfect way to enjoy some perspective and learn more about the pieces housed in this iconic museum.
  • Friday event. During the final Friday night of each month, the Van Gogh Museum holds an event that offers food, drinks, and entertainment while you browse the galleries.
  • Be an early bird. If you want to avoid the worst crowds, then try arriving at the Van Gogh Museum before it opens. When you enter, immediately climb to the top floor and work your way down against the flow of traffic.
  • Save time. There are two lines at the Van Gogh Museum - one for tickets and one for entry. You can easily save yourself both time and frustration by purchasing your ticket online. That way, you can simply show your smartphone voucher at the entrance. But don’t forget that most museums halt all admissions at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Good to know

Your trip to the ‘Venice of the North’ is incomplete without a trip to the famous Van Gogh Museum. Clocking more than 2 million visitors yearly, the four-storied museum houses the most famous artworks of prominent painters like Monet and Gauguin.

Many of the pieces you’ll see in the Van Gogh Museum were unsold and inherited by Vincent’s brother, Theo. Theo died 6 months after Vincent and the paintings then fell to Theo’s wife, Johanna. She sold his works to make him more well-known but also kept some of his works as her personal collection.

After her death, her son inherited these works. Later, the works of art were displayed at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam for many years. In 1962, the collection changed hands and was given to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation. In 1963, the Dutch government commissioned a design for the museum from the Dutch architect, Gerrit Rietveld. But he died a year later. The museum was finally completed in 1973.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Tour?

    The best time to visit the Van Gogh Museum is April through May. You’ll have the chance to avoid the massive crowds of tourists that fly in during the summer and enjoy the best weather of the year. The months of September through November also see lesser crowds. Winter is understandably cold, but the upside is that airfare and accommodation are cheaper.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    If you go by tram, the closest stops to the Van Gogh Museum are Van Baerlestraat and Museumplein. Bicycle is one of the most popular modes of transportation. And if you find yourself driving around Amsterdam, then you should use the paid Q-Park parking structure below Museumplein on Van Baerlestraat. But the best way to get around the city is with an IAmsterdam City Card. It provides unlimited use of the city’s public transit system for the duration of the validity of the card, not to mention free admission at the very museums you plan to visit.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of the museum?

    The Van Gogh Museum opens from 9 am to 5 pm every day. On Fridays, it opens till 9 pm.

  • Q: What are the top artworks to see at the Van Gogh Museum?

    The top must-see paintings at the Van Gogh Museum are The Potato Eaters, The Harvest, The Tree Roots, Almond Blossoms, Sunflowers in Arles, The Shoes, and The Bedroom.

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