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Van Gogh Museum

Home to the world’s largest Van Gogh collection, and one of the most popular museums in the world.

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Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket

1. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket

As one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions, the Van Gogh Museum draws over a million visitors each year. With this ticket, discover over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and more than 750 letters from Van Gogh at your own pace. Access a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions.  Home to the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam transports visitors on a fascinating journey through the life of the artist and his contemporaries. The museum introduces the complete story: the artist, the context, Van Gogh’s personal ambitions, his emotions, the myths that surround him, and his influence right up until this very day. The Van Gogh Museum’s collection includes world-famous paintings such as Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, and The Potato Eaters.  The museum also organizes 3 temporary exhibitions every year. The Van Gogh Museum is open 365 days a year. Tickets are available online only. Don’t miss out, book in advance. Visitors can discover more about Van Gogh and his contemporaries with the multimedia guide, available in 11 languages. With more time to enjoy inside the museum, you can dive straight into the fantastic collections on display.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

2. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket and City Canal Cruise

This unique combo ticket saves you both time and money as you explore Amsterdam's scenery by canal and enter the world-famous Van Gogh Museum. Purchase a combined ticket to the Van Gogh Museum and a leisurely cruise along Amsterdam’s canals, and enjoy 2 of the city’s must-see attractions with 1 ticket. You are free to decide which part of the ticket you would like to use first. Relax and admire beautiful, traditional merchant houses, numerous bridges, and typical houseboats as you soak up the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise.   Then, explore the legendary Van Gogh Museum’s exhibits at your own pace. The ticket will save you time and money on individual purchases. The 2-in-1 ticket will give you access to both the Van Gogh Museum and to a wonderful city canal cruise.

Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

3. Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Take in the best view of Amsterdam, from the water. On this 75-minute canal cruise, you’ll experience the best of this historical city. Show your voucher and pick up your sweet or savory snackbox at the ticketoffice before boarding the ship. The Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collection features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’, which takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall allowing visitors to enjoy every tiny detail. The timeslot you book is the timeslot for Rijksmuseum. You can use your voucher for the City Canal Cruise daily between 10:00AM and 06:00PM from our docks at Heineken Experience and Hard Rock Cafe.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

4. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket & Canal Cruise

Combine a trip to the world-famous Van Gogh Museum with a spectacular 1-hour cruise through the historic canal district. The Van Gogh Museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is one of the most important museums in the Netherlands and has been visited by millions of people. There is no better way to complete a fun day trip to the Van Gogh Museum than with an exciting boat cruise. One half of the package includes a visit the Van Gogh Museum which has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and letters by the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. With almost two million visitors a year, it is the second most-visited museum in the Netherlands and definitely a must see. The Van Gogh Museum has over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist. Some of the most famous pieces in the collection include The Potato Eaters (1885), Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette (1886), Sunflowers (1889), and Almond Blossoms (1890). The other half of the package includes an Amsterdam canal cruise. Amsterdam’s beautiful city center is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, and there is no better way to explore it than with an Amsterdam canal cruise. The fun, 1-hour cruise will take you through the city’s most important canals, past magnificent 17th-century churches, mansions, boat houses, and bridges. You can see all of the best sights including the Westerkerk church, the Negen Straatjes district, and the Magere Brug on the Amstel river. The cruise features a GPS guide with information in several different languages and the boats are fitted with panoramic windows to ensure you enjoy a fantastic view of the city.

Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

5. Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s top art venues, on this 5-hour guided small-group tour. Your expert guide will take you on an exciting journey through the history of art and you’ll also learn about Dutch civilization through the centuries. Enjoy skip-the-line admission at the museums and follow the chronological path of art and its historical context. See some of history's most famous works of art, concentrating on the Dutch Golden Age and well-known artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire The Night Watch by Rembrandt, Milkmaid by Vermeer, and Tree Roots and Trunks, which was Van Gogh’s last painting. Your guide will tell you about all the important works you see, explaining techniques used and the significance of the works as well.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Private Guided Tour

6. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Private Guided Tour

Dive into Vincent van Gogh's life and work on a private 2-hour guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Explore his most well-known works as well as his lesser-known gems on a journey of discovery. Discover the museum's incredible collection, including Van Gogh's iconic Sunflowers series, and the last piece he painted before his death, and see works by painters such as Gauguin, and Monet who influenced the famous Dutch painter. Vincent van Gogh has been a source of inspiration for generations of artists and his legacy lives on. From the earliest and darkest works of Van Gogh's Dutch era to the more brilliant paintings of his French period, your guide will take you on a stunning journey. Learn about the lengthy conversations Van Gogh had with his younger brother Theo, who was interested in learning more about how his brother worked and suffered, and more.

Amsterdam: City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Amsterdam: City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital city, on our epic walking tours by day or evening with a flexible 3 day ticket! With the help of our Amsterdam guided city tours, you will gain an unparalleled insight into both the modern and historic Amsterdam. Our Amsterdam guided walking tours go far beyond introducing its most famous landmarks; they show you its trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots too. So whilst our guided tours will give you a fun yet informative insight into Amsterdam, above all they immerse you in the city’s creative, youthful, and liberal culture. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. As well as our highlights tour, we have a number of alternative routes that knit together to show you the fabric of Amsterdam. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Amsterdam and its incredible history. Essential Amsterdam includes: Flower market Anne Frank House Red Light District Madame Tussaud's Rembrandt House Museum Damrak National Monument Waterloo Square Market Bushuissluis Bridge New Church Singel Beursplein Blauwbrug In Van Gogh's Footsteps includes: Vondelpark Van Gogh Museum Rijksmuseum Moco Museum I Amsterdam sign Museum Market Museumplein Stedelijk Museum Concertgebouw Paradiso Leidseplein Our 6 self-guided routes main sights: Noorderkerk Amstel River Heinekein Experience Nieuwe Spiegelstraat De Waag Basilica of St. Nicholas Old Church Homomonument Groenburgwal Canal Dutch National Opera The Big Church The Portoguese Synagogue Yellow Bridge ...and many more!

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour without Entry Ticket

8. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour without Entry Ticket

See masterpieces of art by Vincent Van Gogh on a guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and mark the 125th anniversary of the artist's death with an art history guide. Get a fascinating look into Van Gogh's life and work, and learn how, despite selling only one painting during his lifetime, he became one of the best known painters in history. Your guide will talk about the lengthy correspondence he exchanged with his younger brother Theo, providing a glimpse into the way he thought, worked and struggled. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, the museum is even of interest to those with limited knowledge of art. Hear anecdotes about Van Gogh’s life, and see easy-to-miss details in paintings such as “The Potato Eaters” and “Sunflowers.” If you want to explore major works and issues at more length during the tour, this can be arranged free of charge for up to 30 minutes. This activity does not include an entrance ticket to the museum; please purchase it yourself before booking this tour.

Amsterdam Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

9. Amsterdam Walking Tour and Canal Cruise

Your morning or afternoon in Amsterdam will start at your hotel or if you travel to Amsterdam from elsewhere at a central point in the city. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town and it’s original highlights. Your guide will take you to some of the city’s most important highlights such as Dam Square, where you can see the royal palace and national monument to commemorate all Dutch war victims. Walk past the West Church, the most important church of the city just around the corner from Anne Frank’s House. Explore the museum area with the Rijksmuseum and van Gogh museum. In addition to all the sights, your personal Amsterdam guide will reveal the city’s unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport and more. Finally step aboard a glass roofed canal boat and experience the city from water level. This cruise passes many of Amsterdam’s famous attractions. Canal houses from the Golden Age, the Stopera and a part of the harbor: the canal cruise takes you past all of these sights. Canal cruises are the ultimate way of getting to know the city and you’ll find out just why the canals of Amsterdam have been given World Heritage status by UNESCO.

Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

10. Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

After a 90-120 minutes drive from Amsterdam your first destination will be Nuenen. Nuenen: Van Gogh Village Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and visit a range of locations in Nuenen that inspired the artist, including the reformed church featured in his painting. This excursion will give you an insight into Vincent’s life in Nuenen, where he lived from December 1883 to November 1885. Vincent was very productive in this village, completing more than 500 paintings and drawings within a period of just two years. One of these was The Potato Eaters, now one of Vincent’s most famous works. During your time in Nuenen you'll have the change to visit the Vincentre Museum, explore some of  the 23 ‘Van Gogh locations’ by bike or on foot and soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality at the numerous shops and cafes. After exploring Vincent’s homeland, return to Amsterdam to explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Renowned masterpieces, quotes from letters and audio fragments all unite to answer your burning questions about the artist. Learn about his numerous self-portraits, the time he spent in Southern France, where he painted Sunflowers and about why he painted Almond Blossom.

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What people are saying about Van Gogh Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 21,062 reviews

It was a lovely experience, audio guides were a little difficult to navigate at the beginning but i got the hang of it pretty well. There is a cafe where you can grab a croissant and coffee after or before the visit. It wasn’t too crowded and i would definitely recommend this experience to someone else.

Percorso nella vita e nelle opere di Van Gogh molto interessante. Il museo fornisce uno spaccato storico-culturale dell'epoca del Maestro mostrando anche le opere dei contemporanei che hanno influenzato Vincent. Sono evidenziate le diverse fasi del suo sviluppo artistico fino alla malattia e alla morte

Was able to book a ticket when public tickets were sold out. No issue using pass at the door.

Audio guide costs extra 7 Euro at the museum. Overall great experience.

Take shrooms before going, on a Real bro, best 10 hours of my life