The Van Gogh Museum contains the biggest compilation of Vincent van Gogh’s (1853-1890) work. All over the world people recognize Vincent Van Gogh as one of the most famous artists of all time. In his time people didn’t give him the recognition that he deserved. Actually, he has never known that his work is highly appreciated. Thanks to the huge amount of frustration he has cut off his own ear. This museum definitely earns a place on your bucket list of museums that you should visit once in your life. The Van Gogh Museum has an estimated amount of 1.6 million visitors each year.
According to us, the Van Gogh Museum is an absolute must-do among the many things to do in Amsterdam. A recent study carried out by the Erasmus University in Rotterdam after the reputation of the 18 best-known art museums in the world, found that the Van Gogh Museum has the second-best reputation in the world! This second-best spot was right behind The Louvre Museum in Paris. According to that study, the reputation of the Van Gogh even outranked the reputation of the best-visited museum in Amsterdam; the Rijksmuseum. We hope to have convinced you by now that you can’t skip the Van Gogh on your trip to Amsterdam. If so, please proceed to purchase online skip-the-line tickets so you don’t have to waste your precious time in the queue in front of the museum.
The Van Gogh Museum is open 7 days a week 365 days a year, including national holidays like King’s Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Tip: the best hours to visit are from 9 am to 11 am or after 3 pm. Most of the time the busiest times are between 11 am and 3 pm.
|9:00 – 18:00 || Fridays 22:00|
You can buy tickets for the Van Gogh Museum from the counter in front of the entrance. From our experience, however, we recommend to pre-order your tickets online for the Van Gogh Museum. The museum is one of the best-rated museums in the world, so it can be busy and the queue will take a while. Especially in the afternoon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday there’s a long waiting line. During the national holidays, the waiting time can be even longer.
Lately, we’ve noticed that the Van Gogh even sells out from time to time. So we strongly recommend buying an e-ticket online, to avoid disappointment.
|Under 18 years old||Free (school groups excluded)|
|I amsterdam City Card||Free|
Purchasing tickets online comes with the advantage that you don’t have to stand in line. We’ve carefully selected ticket providers to help you get online tickets; Tiqets.com and Tours & Tickets. Tours & tickets has a special offer including a canal cruise ticket, this combi ticket will save you €5,- per person. Check which offer suits you best!
It would be a waste if you spend your precious time in Amsterdam waiting in a queue! Purchase a skip the line ticket online!
The museum is located at Museumplein 6 which is along the Museumplein. For a couple of yers, the Van Gogh Museum got a new entrance made from glass on the backside of the building. The entrance is easy to recognize with the Fast Track entry that’s marked with a yellow sign. Also, the Paulus Potterstraat 7 will lead you straight to the entrance of the museum.
From many places you can find the a bus stop or tram stop that brings you almost directly at the entrance of the Van Gogh Museum. From all the stops it will take you a 1 minute walk to the entrance on Museumplein 6. You can’t miss the yellow sign in front of the entrance that’s made from glass. The following trams and buses will take you to the museum:
From Amsterdam Central Station:
From Amsterdam Sloterdijk:
Tram 12, heading to Amsterdam Amstel, stop Museumplein
From Amsterdam Amstel:
Tram 12, heading to Station Sloterdijk, stop Museumplein
From Amsterdam Zuid WTC:
Tram 5, heading to Amsterdam Central Station, stop Van Baerlestraat
From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport:
Bus 197 heading to Marnixstraat, stop Museumplein
With the widget on the right, you can find accurate advice for real-time travel times based on your current location. This application will help you when you are not sure which bus or tram you can take from your location.
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Take a look at one of the following museums below or go back to the general Amsterdam museums page.