A Van Gogh Museum tour will be on the itinerary of all tourists who go on a private Amsterdam tour. Ever since it was opened in the year 1973, the Van Gogh Museum has been a center of attraction in the city for tourists and locals alike. The museum is dedicated to the works of Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, and it induces an emotional experience to everyone who enters its gates. Below is a quick guide to visiting the Van Gogh Museum when you are on your Amsterdam tour.
Visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
The Van Gogh Museum is located in the Museum Quarter neighborhood, just south of the other popular Amsterdam attraction, Rijksmuseum. The galleries of the museum have numerous artworks and letters of the Dutch artist on display, which portray his artistic career of 10 years. The Van Gogh Museum also hosts many temporary exhibitions from time to time that pays a tribute to many renowned artists of the world.
The museum is open every day from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm, and it stays open until 09:00 pm on Fridays. Note that the Van Gogh Museum will be crowded most of the time, especially on the weekends. Therefore, you should plan your private Van Gogh Museum tour on a weekday morning or during the extended hours on Fridays. This will allow you to explore the collections in the museum at your own pace without much crowd.
Admission tickets to the Van Gogh Museum cost 19 Euros for visitors who are 18 years and above. Children and Museumkaart members get free entry to the museum. You should also consider buying the tickets online to avoid the rush and skip the line. You can even get the tickets from any of the Amsterdam tourist offices to make your visit simpler.
The Van Gogh Museum also offers an audio tour for an additional 5 Euros. This will allow you to have an in-depth experience of Vincent Van Gogh’s impact on art. The multimedia tour also offers you photographs, letters, reproductions, drawings, interviews, music, film clips, and more.
You can reach the Van Gogh Museum by tram, taking line 2, 3, 5, or 12, and getting off at the Van Baerlestraat stop on Paulus Potterstraat. You can also take line 16 or 24 and get off at the Museumplein stop. The museum is a five-minute walk away from here. If you are taking the Canal Bus or Museum Boat, get off at Singelgracht. It will take just around ten minutes to reach the Van Gogh Museum on foot from here.