Visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
The Van Gogh Museum is located on Paulus Potterstraat 7 in Amsterdam, Netherlands and is home to more than 200 of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. In fact, it is the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the world! Drawings and letters from the famous artist are also on in addition to his famous artwork. Guided and audio tours are available through the museum in order to enhance your visit.
Tips for getting the most out of your visit
- Go to the information desk and pick up a free leaflet (available in 8 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian). The leaflet contains a biography of Van Gogh’s life and can be used while watching the presentation on the first floor of Van Gogh’s life in chronological order. The leaflet also contains a map of the entire museum by floor.
- The audio tour is offered in nine languages including Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin. If you are going to be visiting in a group you will need to make reservations in advance. If you are visiting with children ask about the children’s audio tour (for children ages 7 to 12).
- The Van Gogh multimedia tour uses PDA technology to take visitors on a tour through the museum featuring reproductions, stories, photos, letters, drawings, interviews, film clips, music and games. This tour is available in English and Dutch.
- Don’t forget to stop by the Van Gogh Museum Shop. They have tons of informative books and magazines about Van Gogh and other nineteenth century artists.
- The museum is accessible for disabled visitors.
- To get to the museum, take tram number 2 and 5 from the Central Station. Here is a map of the location below: