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Van Gogh Museum

Paulus Potterstraat 7, 1071 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31 (0)20 570 52 00
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As featured in 3 days in Amsterdam
Ranked #8 of 300 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The world's largest collection from the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) features more than 200 paintings and 600 drawings.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We were disappointed by the Van Gogh Museum. Although it contains the largest number of Van Gogh paintings (useful to see his development as a painter), there are only a few major paintings and not as good as what you can see in other museums in the world. The museum is very crowded with long queues to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

I am a huge fan of Van Gogh and every time when I am in Amsterdam I go again to this museum, and it is always changing and exciting, with new displays added. Next time there will be a new entrance which are being build right now and is looking awesome. Buy tickets upfront to not stand in line, from... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Itself an architectural tour de force, be enlightened by the life of Van Gogh through first an introductory video, then go explore the classic paintings and see them for yourself with the background knowledge of his life in hand.

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Berkley, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The art is fantastic in this museum. The flow of it is great-very easy to navigate and it tells the story of his life. All signs are in English as well as Dutch (and I think other languages too), which helps immensely. Did not have his biggest paintings (Starry Night). Downside is in July it was very crowded. Make sure... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

200+ paintings from the collection of brother Theo Van Gogh. What was most interesting was the many styles that Van Gogh explored in his work, doing studies in the style of many other painters. Only a few of the most well known works are in this museum but they are worth sifting through the others to see.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The layout of the museum takes you through the various styles adopted by VG and how he developed his approach. His prolific artwork over a relatively short period of time is quite stunning and to take his own life during a depressive episode was sad. Make your reservations in advance to avoid the queues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you like Van Gogh then you are clearly going to want to visit here. You will not be disappointed. Takes you through Van Goghs growth as an artist and you will also find paintings from colleagues and influences.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Great museum to learn about Van Gogh. Recommend you spend the 5€ for the head sets as they really helped in understanding the artist and his painting techniques. If you buy tickets on line they will be for a specific time...they will not let you in earlier than you assigned time but they do give you a 30 minute grace... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Not much to write that an avid Van Gogh appreciator doesn't know, but there is a wealth of vG originals here, and we'll worth the visit if in Amsterdam. Entrance 15 euros ok, good was that "children" up to 19 go free, great and good for their education. Have seen many vGs in Paris , NY and have visited the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It's amazing to think Van Gogh created all his amazing works in 10 years - plus you can see his easel and brushes- that's cool. While a few of the most well known paintings are elsewhere (i.e. starry night is at MoMA in NYC) this museum is a treasure trove of many great works. It's 4 floors and had just... More

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