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Van Gogh Museum Tickets

Get lost in a world filled with fine art, historical artifacts, and cultural relics during a tour of Amsterdam museums!  During your Amsterdam tour, you can check out the largest collection of paintings by one of the world’s most popular artists at the Van Gogh Museum!  View amazing masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age inside of the Rijksmuseum!  Or, delve into the history of the world’s oldest trade at the Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution!  You’re sure to find something suitable for all tastes during your Amsterdam trip!  And, if you really want to visit all the top Amsterdam attractions while doing your Amsterdam sightseeing, then why not pick up an iAmsterdam City Card, which provides access to many of the most important Amsterdam points-of-interest?  You can even combine a Rijksmuseum ticket with admission to the Heineken Experience.  Or, pair your Van Gogh Museum tickets with a Canal Cruise and admission to the Rijksmuseum.  And, if you really want to go all out during your Amsterdam vacation, take a look at the Holland Pass, which offers free entry to the Van Gogh Museum, Madame Tussauds, and more!  It’s what to do in Amsterdam if you don’t want to miss a thing!



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Our tips for Van Gogh Museum

  • Booking your Amsterdam museum tickets online prior to your Amsterdam trip will save you significant time because you won’t have to wait in the ticket line.
  • During the final Friday night of each month, the Van Gogh Museum holds its Vincent on Friday event, which offers food, drinks, and entertainment while you browse the galleries.
  • If you dislike 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.
  • Time-saving Tip – Short on time?  That’s O.K.!  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 skip the long ticket line and simply show your smartphone voucher at the entrance.


Good to know

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Amsterdam museums is April through May.  You’ll have the chance to avoid the massive crowds of tourist crowds that fly in during the summer and enjoy the best weather of the year in Amsterdam.  The months of September through November also feature smaller crowds.  But, you’ll find that the weather can change in an instant in the fall.  Winter is understandably cold; but, the upside is that you can usually find cheap airfare and accommodations.  Irrespective of season, the best time of the day to explore the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum is in the early morning.  The wait in the queues is shorter and the galleries aren’t packed like they are around noon.  For those who don’t consider themselves morning persons, consider showing up after 3:00 p.m., when many visitors have already gone home.  But, don’t forget that most museums halt all admissions at least 30 minutes before closing time. 

Getting there

Getting to the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum is pretty easy.  If you’d like to use Amsterdam’s famed tram system, the closest stops to the Van Gogh Museum are Van Baerlestraat and Museumplein, while Rijksmuseum has its own, dedicated stop.  You should have little difficulty pulling off a perfect Amsterdam museum tour by using Tram Nos. 2, 5, or 12.  Then again, riding a bicycle is one of the most popular modes of transportation in Amsterdam and represents one of the finer ways to do your Amsterdam sightseeing.  And, if you find yourself driving around Amsterdam, then you should considering using the paid Q-Park parking structure below Museumplein on Van Baerlestraat.  But, perhaps the best way to get around Amsterdam is with an iAmsterdam City Card.  It provides unlimited use of the city’s entire public transit system for the duration of the validity of the card, not to mention free admission at the very museums you plan on visiting.

Money saving tips

Traveling on a budget?  No problem!  Consider picking up an iAmsterdam City Card, which provides access to all of the top Amsterdam museums for one low price!

Did you know?

Trivial Pursuits – Dazzle your friends with these Amsterdam Museums fun facts!


  • The collection of the Rijksmuseum was held in the Trippenhuis between 1817 and 1885.Vincent van Gogh said the Trippenhuis was too small and the paintings couldn’t be hung properly.
  • Many of the pieces you’ll see in the Van Gogh Museum were unsold and inherited by Vincent’s brother, Theo.But, Theo died 6 months after Vincent and the paintings then fell to Theo’s wife, Johanna.
  • The Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution is housed within a historical brothel, where all sorts of nefarious deeds were carried out, including a murder.
  • In 1991, an inside job resulted in the largest art heist in The Netherlands since the Nazis.Two security guards conspired with two other men and stole 20 paintings, which were recovered in an abandoned car 30 minutes later.

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