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“Crowded but beautiful”
Review of Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum
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$38.64*
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Amsterdam City Canal Cruise and Van Gogh Museum
Ranked #3 of 584 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover the world's largest collection of works by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, featuring masterpieces such as Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, Almond Blossom and The Bedroom.
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We used the headphones for a self guided tour which was interesting. I had never done that before. Admission was reasonable and it was less crowded in the morning than the afternoon. I think we spent about 2 or 3 hours here and ate in the cafe.

Thank shanna364
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

The museum is very interesting because it describes the step of Van Gogh's work; presenting severall of Van Gogh's paintings with an explanation of what they represent in the artist's timeline.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I didn't know a great deal about the work of Vincent Van Gogh, apart from the fact that his paintings sold for a great deal of money.

This museum, located in the museum district of Amsterdam alongside the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum, showcases paintings (including famous paintings such as The Potato eaters, Sunflowers, The bedroom and Wheatfield with crows) from not only Van Gogh's work, but also paintings by Monet, Manet and Toulouse-Lautrec, alongside drawings and letters to his younger brother, Theo, which provides context not only to Van Gogh the painter but also Van Gogh the man.

The museum itself is laid out in a chronological order in a style where people can move about fairly freely and yet gain fairly close access to the paintings in the collection. Ticketing is by timed entry, but people with cards like the Iamsterdam card which my friend and I used to gain entry allows you to beat the queues.

For me, it was a wonderful way to get to know more about Van Gogh whilst seeing some of the most beautiful and vibrant paintings that I have ever seen.

Thank Ph1leasFogg
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

A must museum for art lovers! The museum is beautiful, with many explanations in English that gives you a better understanding of the things you see even if you don't understand art. Lovely paintings. I enjoyed the most the part where you can see the paintings in a microscope and the picture you get is totally different from the one you see from a distance.

Thank DanaSegev
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

If you're a big Van Gogh fan you will love this. It was nice to visit, but we didn't stay for very long.

Thank Megan D
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