Experience the museum of Holland's most famous painter, Vincent van Gogh, and enjoy the city's famous canals from the water.
- The world’s largest collection of Van Gogh paintings
- Works by Van Gogh’s contemporaries
- Enjoy the unique UNESCO World Heritage canal district
Entry to the Van Gogh Museum
1-hour LOVERS Canal Cruise
Child ticket for ages 4-13 years old
Free entry for 0-3 year olds when accompanied by a paying adult
Opening hours Van Gogh Museum
Monday - Sunday: 9.00 - 17.00
Check-in at LOVERS Canal Cruises
Check-in 15 minutes before departure
The free audio-guide on the boat is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Turkish, Polish, Thai, Indonesian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew and Hindi
Ticket directly available on smartphone
Tickets can be rescheduled up to 48 hours in advance, tickets cannot be cancelled
Only service dogs (who must be identifiable as such) are allowed on the boat
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- Free access to bathroom
- With audio description
Van Gogh Museum
The nearest stops to the Van Gogh Museum are Vijzelgracht (metro 52), Museumplein (tram 2, 5 & 12) and Van Baerlestraat (tram 3). The LOVERS Canal Cruises quay is only 3 minutes away on foot from Amsterdam Central Station.Open in Google maps
Not to miss sights
Combining these two famous sights on your visit to Amsterdam will help you to see as much of the city as possible and to discover the many talents of the famous, post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
Learn about Van Gogh's life, read his letters, or explore his paintings and drawings, before or after you enjoy a boat tour through the iconic 17th century canals. You choose the order in which you want visit these attractions, all while saving both time and money with this great combo
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Van Gogh is quite possibly the most famous amongst the Dutch masters, though many outside the country's borders mispronounce his name. The museum dedicated to his work was entirely refurbished in 2013 in order to remain a cutting-edge exhibition space worthy of the art work on display.
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum is home to the largest collection of work by Vincent van Gogh in the world, including over 200 of his paintings, 500 drawings and more than 750 letters.
It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments and compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection, such as Gauguin, Manet and Pissarro. The museum also presents exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history.
Canals and merchant houses
An Amsterdam canal cruise is the perfect addition to a trip to the Van Gogh Museum. During the hour-long cruise, you’ll discover the beautiful canal belt of the ‘Venice of the North.' The Amsterdam canal cruise is truly one of Amsterdam’s highlights, it’s no wonder that the 100km-long canal belt is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Marvel at the three most famous canals of the city, the Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht, and Herengracht, alongside which wealthy spice merchants constructed grand houses during the Dutch Golden Age. The Amsterdam canal cruise is significantly enriched by an audio guide, in 19 languages, packed with fascinating information about the city's history.
Average rating from Tripadvisor
A must see in Amsterdam
This was a wonderful museum! Make sure you book well in advance. They have limited admission and it is by appointment. If you wait until the few days before you will likely be out of luck. Make sure you pay the fee for the multimedia player. Well worth the few euros.Nov 25, 2023
Find a way to get a ticket! You will not be dissappointed!
Third trip here, and all have focused on a different aspect of Van Gogh's life. We really enjoyed our visit, got here early in the morning and while the museum was busy, it was easy to spend the time to stop and enjoy each of the paintings as we went through the museum. Enjoyed the special display of some of the few Van Gogh works that were on loan from private collections. Find a way to purchase a ticket, you will not be dissappointed.Nov 23, 2023
Highlight of our trip
Absolutely loved this museum, my sister and I got absorbed in it for hours. I didn’t know a huge amount about Van Gogh beforehand but by the end of our tour I felt like I had learned a huge amount. We found it very emotional learning about his mental health issues and loved how the museum didn’t shy away from this. Amazed also by how many paintings he had done and there were other artists’ paintings also on display which we hadn’t expected. We had a light lunch in the cafe which was very good. The shops had lovely things to buy and I felt more inclined to purchase after doing the whole audio tour. Loved the fact that the lockers were free of charge & all the hangers for coats. It was pouring rain while we were there and we left our umbrella in the stand to dry and it was still there 4 hours later. A fantastic experience.Nov 12, 2023
Memorable Van Gogh Experience!
Several years ago, I was delighted to go to the Immersive Van Gogh Experience in Paris. It was equally exciting to immerse in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam! What a great talent who was tormented for most of his adult life and died too young. Thankfully, his legacy lives on! The permanent collection includes over 200 paintings and 500 drawings of Vincent Van Gogh. The museum is well organized and takes you through the artistic maturity and growth of Van Gogh. Van Gogh lived with his brother Theo in Paris for a time. His early paintings were softer and resembled impressionist art. He later experimented using complimentary colors to give his art an emotional charge, as well as not painting scenes in their natural colors but contrasting colors to make them more dramatic. Many of Van Gogh's masterpieces were created after he was institutionalized, including Starry Night. Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime - 'The Red Vineyard' - painted during his time in Arles, France. The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, was probably our most memorable experience during our holiday in Amsterdam.Nov 8, 2023
Art & History fans will appreciate this museum that illustrates the most famous Dutch painter's life.
This is an attraction dedicated to one of the most notable Dutch figures in history, and I encourage you to visit if you appreciate his art and want to learn more about his life story. There appeared to be two buildings that are labeled the Van Gogh Museum. I was a little confused where to enter at first, but they are actually connected, and the correct entrance will be where you clearly see through the glass where there are escalators and a large walking area below. You will also most likely see a long line, so that's the biggest indicator that you're in the right spot. The second building is where guests can enter from inside to begin their tour and also head to the gift shop and exit the building. Make sure you arrive near your scheduled time, anything too early or too late will have you turned away at the front. Once you are inside, head down the escalators and go to the desk that provides the audio headset that guides you throughout your tour. Frankly though, it was more of an audio accompaniment to relax me amongst the large crowds. The headset should be used by approaching the painting that you want to learn about and pressing the play button to hear its history. However, because there were so many attendees and so little space to truly immerse yourself in Gogh's work, I just played everything back-to-back as I roamed around aimlessly. It did get a little calmer as I walked up the 2nd and 3rd floors, but I felt overwhelmed by the many people and loud noises about. Since this is a family-friendly environment, expect a lot of children/babies as well. I left the attraction overstimulated, regretting visiting on a Sunday afternoon. If I had more time in my vacation, then I would've visited on a weekday instead. The content itself expands upon the knowledge you may already have about the late artist; proving that there was more to his personality that the infamy he obtained from cutting off his ear. The museum does well in chronicling his beginning to his end, and why his work is still admired today. He is an inspirational figure who had a tragic life, but through that I learned to always try and improve myself and the support of your love ones can take you a long way in life. I'm glad I got to visit the museum. I advise future guests to visit on a weekday (during school hours), if possible, as it can get super crowded that you'll have to miss out on some art. Otherwise, the place was neat and informative, with so many cool souvenirs you could buy, I wish I could've bought them all. I only paid for a magnet and glasses case of my favorite painting that day, "Almond Blossom" because the story behind why Gogh painted it encourages me to love hard and stay strong even in the midst of internal struggle.Nov 2, 2023
Excellent expression of Van Gogh's works
The Van Gogh museum really gave you a feel for Van Gogh's life and struggles. I highly recommend the audio tour and to take your time (we did NOT do the 45 minute highlight tour). We took our time and came away with a much better appreciation of his art and life. I never knew there were so many different versions of his self portraits. There was even a small Pokemon exhibit paying homage to Van Gogh.Oct 31, 2023
Great viewing and educational experience. It is not only a viewing experience but a lovely but sad history of a genius. The museum itself is beautiful. We used a guide off Viator and was pleased. Also, it was convenient to use lockers to put our rain gear in. We took a picture of the locker number & input code we used. It’s easy to forget & many did. We were not told to reserve ahead but 2 weeks out, it was booked. Be sure to check ahead, we were able to fill in a cancellation before arriving. We used the Hop On Hop Off for transportation to the Diamond Museum & other sites, Museums to visit.Oct 29, 2023
THE place to go for Van Gogh
The Van Gogh Museum has an extensive collection of Van Gogh’s works and life story - together with some of his contemporaries. They have originals of many of his most famous paintings - as well as many of his early works. It's a very impressive, modern museum. Timed entrance reservations recommended - it's very popular and crowded even on weekdays.Oct 28, 2023
beautifull but very crowded
positives: an amazing experience, beautiful art negatives: must order your tickets ahead and it is pretty crowded.Oct 28, 2023
Extensive collection of Van Gogh's Work
Excellent museum. Extensive collection of Van Gogh's work. Highly recommend buying tickets ahead of time as they were sold out on the day we went. Fortunately, we purchased our tickets a couple of months ahead.Oct 26, 2023
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