Van Gogh Museum

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Van Gogh Museum

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.

Venue name: Van Gogh Museum
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Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7
Amsterdam

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

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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.