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Van Gogh Museum Tours

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Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of works by the legendary Dutch artist, is a must-see for art and art history lovers. The museum boasts a collection of Vincent van Gogh’s personal effects, plus 200 paintings and 500 drawings by the master and his contemporaries—including Gauguin, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Bernard—plus Van Gogh’s famous works “The Potato Eaters” and “Wheatfield with Crows.” 

The Basics
The Van Gogh Museum is comprehensive yet not overwhelmingly vast; once inside, you can experience it in two to four hours. Touring the museum with a professional art historian, either on a group or private tour, is a great way to learn more about the master’s life and works. Many of these tours also include a skip-the-line ticket, which allows you to bypass the crowds and head right inside.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lines at the museum can be very long, especially in summer, so consider a skip-the-line ticket for fast-track entry. 
  • Only small backpacks are allowed in the luggage room—no large bags, strollers, etc.
  • Strollers are permitted in the museum.
  • Photography of artworks in the museum galleries and exhibition spaces is prohibited.
  • Photography (without a flash or tripod) is permitted only in certain designated areas, such as in the entrance hall and by the so-called “selfie walls.” 

How to Get There
The Van Gogh Museum is located on the Museumplein, next to the Stedelijk Museum. It is easily accessible via tram to Van Baerlestraat. Nearby attractions include the Red Light District, the Heineken Experience, the Anne Frank House, and the Rijksmuseum. 

When to Get There
The Van Gogh Museum is open 365 days a year, with extended hours (until 10pm) on Fridays. The museum’s busiest times are between 11am and 3pm; try visiting before 11am on a weekday morning for a shorter wait time. The last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

The Van Gogh Museum’s Notable Works
The Van Gogh Museum houses the world's largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including famous canvases like “Sunflowers,” “Almond Blossom,” “The Bedroom,” and “The Potato Eaters.” Through van Gogh’s paintings, the museum chronicles the artist’s journey from Holland (where his work was dark and somber) to Paris and the south of France; of special note is the second-floor wall, which displays 18 paintings produced during this time. A newer wing, set partly underground, showcases temporary exhibits by van Gogh and other artists.


Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7, Old South, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hours: Daily 9am - 6pm (until 10pm on Fridays)
Admission: Adults: € 17, Children (under 18): Free
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Amsterdam Combo: Van Gogh Museum & 1-Hour Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Combo: Van Gogh Museum & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic Van Gogh paintings, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum attracts lines often in excess of two hours. Beat the crowds with this priority admission ticket that also includes an Amsterdam canal cruise, during which you get unobstructed views of the city's waterside attractions. This stress-free combo ticket is an ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time in the Dutch capital.
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Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour Private and Luxury

Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Private Guided Tour

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Bypass the lines at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and admire van Gogh’s works with your very own private guide. Gain priority access and explore the highlights of the museum, home to the world’s biggest Vincent van Gogh art collection. Let your guide introduce you to sublime masterpieces such as ‘Sunflowers,’ learn the significance of some lesser-known paintings, and see pieces by artists who influenced his style, such as Gauguin and Monet. A perfect introduction to the museum and the great artist’s life and work.
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided TourPrivate and Luxury

Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour

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Explore two must-visit Amsterdam museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—on a half-day, skip-the-line, small-group tour combo. With a guide, bypass the main queues at the Rijksmuseum to see the exhibitions on Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages, including masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and others. After time for lunch, skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights, seeing Van Gogh 'Sunflowers,' and more.
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Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl MaxPrivate and Luxury

Skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Get a fascinating introduction to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on this 2 to 2.5-hour small-group tour, with skip-the-line access. Avoid the main lines with your professional guide, and discover the major works and interesting lesser-known pieces of this troubled, 19th-century Dutch artist. Gaze at the legendary ‘Sunflowers,’ see his last work completed before his death, and admire other masterpieces as your guide sheds light on the different periods of his work and the landscapes, locations and people that inspired him. An ideal first-time insight into the museum and van Gogh.
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Blue Boat Company Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Van Gogh MuseumDay Cruises

Blue Boat Company Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Van Gogh Museum

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Enjoy two of Amsterdam’s must-do activities in one day with a scenic canal cruise and an admission ticket to the Van Gogh Museum. Settle into a comfortable, all-glass cruise boat and soak in the pretty 17th-century architecture, bridges and churches strung along the city’s UNESCO-listed canals. After admiring the sights from the water, make your way to the Van Gogh Museum. Explore the stunning collections by Van Gogh and his contemporaries, including his world-famous ‘Sunflowers,’ self-portraits and more.
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Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Bypass the main entrance lines for privately guided tours at Amsterdam’s top two museums—the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum—during this half-day excursion. With your own art historian guide, head straight inside the glorious Rijksmuseum. Chart the history of Dutch art as you explore the highlights, and view treasures such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch.’ Following time for lunch, enjoy fast-track admission to the Van Gogh Museum. Follow your guide around the must-see pieces, including ‘Tree Roots and Trunks,’ van Gogh’s last work, and other sublime masterpieces.
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Private Amsterdam Tour: Through the Eyes of van GoghPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Amsterdam Tour: Through the Eyes of van Gogh

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It can be difficult to fully appreciate Van Gogh’s work on a self-led tour of Amsterdam’s dedicated museum. Enjoy skip-the-line access and gain intimate insight into the artist on a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Learn about his life, influences, and impact from your local guide, and choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
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Skip-the-Line: Private Guided Tour of Van Gogh Museum AmsterdamPrivate and Luxury

Skip-the-Line: Private Guided Tour of Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

With more than 1,400 of Vincent van Gogh’s works and letters to interest visitors; it’s easy to skim the surface of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. Get the max from a visit on this private tour: with a guide to show you the must-sees and pieces of greatest resonance; and provide insight into his work and life you might otherwise never hear. Afterward, you’re free to continue exploring the museum, too.
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

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See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus, you pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

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Get the most out of your Amsterdam stay — and save money — with the I amsterdam City Card. With this pass, you enjoy unlimited use of public transport, a canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. Plus, gain entry to 44 museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandthuis Museum, Van Gogh Museum (with time slot booking option) and Hermitage Amsterdam. Use your pass to discover this marvelous city at your own pace!
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Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum Private Tour for Kids & Families

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Visiting museums enriches your and your children’s lives, but traveling and waiting in line can be challenging for kids. This private 2-hour family tour lets you skip the long lines at the Van Gogh museum. A kid-friendly, engaging guide is prepared to share fascinating facts and stories about Vincent Van Gogh, and will include games and activities while showing you his iconic works of art.
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
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Footsteps of Van Gogh Walking Tour Including van Gogh MuseumDay Trips

Footsteps of Van Gogh Walking Tour Including van Gogh Museum

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In March 2017, two stolen Van Gogh paintings were returned to their rightful place in the Van Gogh Museum. To celebrate the reinstatement of ‘View of the Sea at Scheveningen and ‘Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen’, embark on a 9-hour Van Gogh walking tour including skip-the-line entry to the eponymous museum. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary artist as you explore Nuenen, home to the Vincentre Museum, and cruise along Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed Canal Ring. Small-group tour limited to eight art lovers.
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Private Tour, Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour - Half-day Tours

Private Tour, Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum Guided Combo Tour -

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In one day, see both of the world-class museums with a professional local guide. You can choose your start time, just email us after the booking is confirmed which time is best for you! Join your guide, an art historian, and firstly explore the for an in-depth look at the incredible collection of the Rijksmuseum. Your tour will focus on the collection from the 17th century, the Golden Age of Amsterdam. See Rembrandt, Frans Halls, 17th Century dolls-houses, ship models, and more. You will then enjoy a lunch (own expense) to get some energy for round two. After lunch, your guide will take you to The Van Gogh museum. Van Gogh is one of the most recognisable artists from the 20th Century, and his stunning works, full of colour and texture, changed the course of the visual arts forever. Learn about his life, his work, and the creative influences he drew from, such as the Impressionists, Pointillists, and Japanese Prints.
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Amsterdam Sightseeing Canal Cruise by Semi-Open Boat

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Discover hidden corners in Amsterdam’s scenic waterways unreachable by many boats on this canal cruise. Aboard a solar-powered vessel, hear tales with your audio-guide while snapping photos of the historical waterfront sights. Pass highlights such as the Anne Frank House and the Golden Bend district with its grand manor houses. A variety of departure times makes this a convenient sightseeing activity.
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour with Art HistorianPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour with Art Historian

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Delve into the brilliant yet tormented history one of the most famous Dutch artists of all time with a private, 1.5-hour tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Explore the collection chronologically with a professional art historian and educator, learning about the events that shaped Van Gogh’s life and inspired his groundbreaking work. Price is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Amsterdam Combo: Heineken Experience & 1-Hour Canal CruiseDay Cruises

Amsterdam Combo: Heineken Experience & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Combine two of Amsterdam’s top-selling experiences and save money with a Super Saver Heineken Experience and canal cruise package—a convenient and budget-friendly choice that’s ideal for first-time visitors. Guarantee your entry to the often sold-out Heineken Experience by booking in advance and get unobstructed views of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed waterways, without the crowds on land, during a canal cruise—a quintessential Amsterdam experience.
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Footsteps of Van Gogh walking tour incl van Gogh Museum + 5D Flight ExperienceFull-day Tours

Footsteps of Van Gogh walking tour incl van Gogh Museum + 5D Flight Experience

Step into Van Gogh’s world. Explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. You can see his masterpieces, but also his drawings and letters. You discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art. Van Gogh experienced life and the world intensely and wanted his art to portray the great themes of life, such as anxiety, suffering, love and hope. You follow the on-going search of an artist who was constantly trying to improve himself. In this way, you get a new view of an artist you thought you knew. This excursion will transport you on a journey through Vincent’s life, walking in his footsteps in Nuenen and visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
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2.5 hours Amsterdam Pedicab TourPrivate and Luxury

2.5 hours Amsterdam Pedicab Tour

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This private sightseeing tour of Amsterdam takes you around the historic city center by rickshaw (aka pedicab). Travel with ease while your driver-guide narrates the highlights; you’ll pass by the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and other attractions. With a customized itinerary, your driver makes brief stops at Vondelpark or other scenic spots. Pickup and drop-off include hotels and cruise port.
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Van Gogh museum guided visitPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Van Gogh museum guided visit

My philosophy is to offer infotainment, I try to know everything there is to know about Vincent Van Gogh( my wife can't believe I still buy more books...), but I also spice it up with fun facts and anecdotal information about his life. Judging form my reviews you can tell that people loved it for the knowledge part but also the enthusiasm I bring to the stage. When you have kids; I tend to get them engaged too.
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Van Gogh Museum: secret of the green sunPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Van Gogh Museum: secret of the green sun

Van Gogh is one of the most iconic and extraordinary artists, that we all know for his very special sense of shape and color creating the mysterious universe. Together with you we would like to dive into his marvelous world! In order to be able to understand his ideas and its effect on us better, we will get back to his diaries, letters to his family and brother Theo and facts from his biography. Starting from one of his first paintings 'The Potato Eaters' based on the Northern Renaissance' traditions, we will go all the way to his last art piece called 'Wheatfield with Crows'. Together with you we will explore how his technic, style and, most importantly, personality have been changing during the whole life. How has he influenced art in XX century? How has he expressed his feelings on the canvas, whether it is love or hate? How can we see a real person behind the cliches? Let’s find out together!
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off BoatDay Cruises

City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat

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Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary in Amsterdam with a hop-on hop-off cruise ticket that’s valid for 24 hours. Your ticket lets you disembark at one of seven stops around the city, allowing you to explore at your own pace and only discover the attractions that capture your attention. Plus, recorded commentary provides context integral to understanding Amsterdam’s history and culture.
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Small-Group Day Tour from Amsterdam: The Life of Van Gogh & Van Gogh Museum VisitDay Trips

Small-Group Day Tour from Amsterdam: The Life of Van Gogh & Van Gogh Museum Visit

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See the scenery that inspired one of Vincent Van Gogh's most productive periods, and then admire the artist’s original paintings up close on this combo tour designed for art lovers. Travel from Amsterdam to the charming Dutch village of Nuenen, where you can follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps and see self-portraits at the Vincentre Museum. Back in Amsterdam, fast-track the lines at the Van Gogh Museum to see the world’s most complete collection of the modern master’s work.
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  • 9 hours
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Van Gogh Museum hours of operation: Daily 9am - 6pm (until 10pm on Fridays). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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