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Van Gogh Museum picture in Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum picture in Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum picture in Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum picture in Amsterdam

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  • 18 euros (around $22) for adults; free for kids 18 and younger
  • Sun-Thurs 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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  • Museums Type
  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.3
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    4.5
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    3.0
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The Van Gogh Museum holds the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings, including "Sunflowers" and "Almond Blossom." The museum itself regularly tops the list as the most-visited museum in not only Amsterdam but in all of the Netherlands, as travelers come from near and far to see the artworks created by the tortured artist, who cut off his own ear and committed suicide at the rise of his success.

Because of Van Gogh's popularity, some travelers highly recommend purchasing online tickets ahead of time to avoid lengthy museum lines. Others advise visiting on the museum's late Fridays (when the building stays open until 9 p.m.) for ambient music and drinks. Though some were disappointed that the museum does not house some of the artist's more famous paintings (many of them are featured in other museums across the globe), reviewers did praise the museum's layout and its display of his earliest works.

The museum is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 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 18 euros (about $22). Tack on an extra 5 euros (about $6) if you'd like an audio guide to accompany your visit. If you purchased an I amsterdam City Card, your entry fee is waived. To get to the museum, take either the 2 or 5 tram to the Van Baerlestraat stop, or the 12 tram to the Museumplein stop. Buses No. 347 and No. 357 at the Rijksmuseum or Museumplein stops will also get you there. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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