The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is a must-see for any art lover. Located on the Museum Square in the city centre, the museum houses the world’s largest collection of works by the famous Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.I WANT TICKETS NOW >
Visitors can see Van Gogh’s well-known paintings such as ‘The Potato Eaters’, ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night’, as well as many other lesser-known works. The museum also has a constantly changing exhibition schedule, so there is always something new to see.
Whether you’re a fan of Van Gogh or just interested in seeing some world-famous paintings, a visit to the Van Gogh Museum is sure to be a memorable experience.
Framed by a gleaming new glass entrance hall, world’s largest Van Gogh collection offers a gorgeous line-up of masterworks. Trace the Van Gogh’s life from unsettled start through his impulsive-coloured sunflower phase, and on to the black cloud that descended over him and his paintings.
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For van Gogh, art was a spiritual occupation, which he discovered at the age of 27, in 1880. It was a means, Vincent believed, of bringing concentrated on drawing and took farmers as his subjects, experimenting with all kinds of media, such as pen, ink and black chalk. Van Gogh’s early oil paintings similarly used a very dark palette and led in 1885 to the, now so famous, “Potato Eaters”.
Among the museum’s many highlights is the Sunflower Room, which displays a selection of Van Gogh’s famous sunflower paintings. The room also features a range of other Van Gogh masterpieces, including his renowned “The Bedroom” painting. Visitors can also see Van Gogh’s letters and personal effects, providing insight into his life and work.
Vincent van Gogh both saw and used colour as an emotional strength, and for him yellow signified love. It features most in his “Sunflowers” series of work, which van Gogh painted in the summer of 1888 – all “in one rush”, because the flowers faded so quickly. Anticipating the arrival of mister Gauguin to share his studio, he wanted these pictures…..
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Experts from the Scottish museum National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) have discovered a new self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh, reports the Dutch newspaper NRC. The portrait is on the back of the canvas Head of a Peasant Woman with a White Cap from 1885 and was found thanks to an X-ray.
The portrait is hidden under a thick layer of glue and cardboard. The work was probably made in 1887, when Van Gogh was living in Paris. Experts made the X-ray during an investigation into the painting of the peasant woman from Nuenen.
A BBC journalist posted the X-ray on Twitter:
— Youssef Taha (@Youssef_Taha) July 14, 2022
Chief Curator Lesley Stevenson tells the BBC she was “in shock” when she saw Van Gogh “looking at us”. “Obviously we were thrilled when we first saw the photo.” This is not the first time that Van Gogh has been shown to work on the backs of his paintings. The Dutch artist did this to save money.
Head of a peasant woman with a white hat has been part of the collection of the Scottish Museum since 1960. In 1923 Evelyn St Croix Fleming bought the painting. Her son is best known as the creator of James Bond. In 1951 the piece went to Scotland and it was later donated to the NGS, where it remains today.
The standard ticket price for adults is 21 euros. This includes access to all exhibitions and audio guides in multiple languages. There are also discounts available for seniors, students, and children under 18. If you’re planning on visiting other museums in Amsterdam, it’s worth considering a Museumkaart, which gives you unlimited entry to over 400 museums across the Netherlands for a year.
Entrance fee for adults: 21,- euro.
For children and youth (0- 17) : Free.
The waiting lines can be long: pre-booked online Van Gogh Museum tickets expedite the process with fast entry to the museum.
Street: Paulus Pottenstraat 7
Zipcode: 1071 CX
Directions: (Museumplein, next to the Rijksmuseum)
Seeing works by the master up close and personal, explained by the accompanying text (we didn’t rent the audio guide), was a treat. There was a special exhibit about one of Van Gogh’s sunflower still lifes (he made 6 total IIRC), which went into depth about his still lifes, use of color, and so on. What caught my breath was the still life “Quinces, Lemons, Pears, and Grapes.” Literally; my wife turned to look at me because I drew a sharp breath. Don’t miss this if you at all care about Vincent Van Gogh’s art. Only 4 stars because I would wish that more of his most famous paintings were there. Starry Night, for instance, and the Cafe painting are not in the collection, or at least not on display.