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Van Gogh Museum

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5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Van Gogh Museum, Museums, Galleries, Amsterdam
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Time Out says

As well as the bright colours of his palette, Vincent van Gogh is known throughout the world for his productivity, and that's reflected in the 200 paintings and 500 drawings that form part of the permanent exhibition here. In addition to this collection, there are also examples of his Japanese prints and works by the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec that add perspective to Van Gogh's own artistic efforts. After a major and impressive refurbishment, the enlarged Rietveld building remains the home base for the permanent collection, while the new wing by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa is usually the home to temporary exhibitions that focus on Van Gogh's contemporaries and his influence on other artists. These shows are assembled from both the museum's own extensive archives and private collections. Do yourself a favour and get there early in the morning, though: the queues in the afternoon can get frustratingly long, and the gallery unbearably busy. And it's worth noting that Friday evenings often feature lectures, concerts and films.

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Details

Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7
Amsterdam

Transport: Tram 2, 3, 5, 12
Price: Admission €15; free-€2.50 reductions; exhibition prices vary.
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Opening hours: Open summer 9am-10pm Sat-Thur, 9am-10pm Fri; winter 9am-5pm Sat-Thur 9am-10pm Fri.

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5 out of 5 stars

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Tastemaker

I didn't know too much about Van Gogh's paintings outside of a set of place mats that used to adorn my mother's table before visiting the museum. I'm relatively ignorant when it comes to painters and I have to say I was blown away by the sheer quality of his work. It's staggering. The depth, the practice, the ability to convey so much with texture, light and colour, it really did blow me away. Having milled about plenty of galleries, I have never been so consistently impressed with a single artist. The audio tour was a good addition to help immerse yourself further into his world and the museum is well designed and just the right kind of busy. Just go. 

tastemaker

This museum is fantastic whether a huge Van Gogh or Art fan it is a must see, the museum itself is very contemporary with glass and lots of light, a pleasant pubic space.  It does get busy on the weekends so advise buying tickets on line rather than queuing at the museum. Download the tiquet app for hassle free tickets. I always appreciate a big cloakroom and an audio guide both of which are available. There is a serious body of his work here and you will not be disappointed,  all his hugely famous key pieces are on view also. From his early "Potato Eaters"   to the world famous "Sunflowers" and my personal favourite  "The Almond blossom"  Huge gift shops and cafe, beautiful museum.

Tastemaker

This a really good museum that really accurately portraits the life of one of the world's most famous artist. It included not only his earlier work but also segments about his family life and his friends. It is quite small and gets really busy. I thought the ticket price was quite steep considering how small the museum is.