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Van Gogh Museum

Paulus Potterstraat 7 | 1071 Amsterdam | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.5)
Value: 4.5 (4.5)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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The Van Gogh Museum holds a collection of paintings, prints, etchings and correspondence by the famed (though the fame came post-mortem) Vincent Van Gogh, who cut off his own ear and committed suicide at the rise of his success. Actually, only one of Van Gogh's paintings ever sold during his lifetime, though now his work goes for millions and is showcased around the world.

Because of Van Gogh's popularity, some travelers highly recommend purchasing online tickets ahead of time to avoid lengthy lines. Another recommends visiting on the museum's late Fridays (when the building stays open until 10 p.m.) for ambient music and drinks. Open daily from 9 a.m. to around 6 p.m., the admission price is a bit steep, though fans of the tortured artist think the 200 paintings on view are worth it. Adults can get a ticket for €15 EUR or about $20 USD. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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