Van Gogh Museum Tickets

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of the great artist's paintings anywhere in the world. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to see the work one of the most important painters of all time.

Opening hours

Mondays - Sundays 9:00 am - 7:00 pm.

The hours listed above are for the summer season, which runs between May and September. During other periods, the museum closes an hour or two earlier

Getting there

Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Van Gogh Museum is located in the southern part of Amsterdam. If you're arriving at Amsterdam Central Station, you can choose between the number 2 and number 5 trams. Both stop at the nearby Van Baerlestraat station. Two buses also serve the museum. Hop on either the 347 or 357 and get off at the Rijksmuseum or Museumplein stops. And if you didn't know already, you'll soon find out that Amsterdam loves its bicycles. Bike hire is cheap, safe, and offers a great way to explore this unique city.

FAQ

Do I need to book tickets?
Indeed you do. All tickets to the Van Gogh Museum need to be booked online before your visit. Sadly, it's not possible to buy tickets the day of your visit. The Van Gogh Museum is a very popular attraction, and visitors are advised to book well in advance to get a time slot that suits them. You can print out your ticket or just have the booking confirmation available on your mobile phone or tablet.
How long should I plan for my visit?
The museum suggests that a typical visit takes around an hour. Depending on what time you intend to visit and on how much of an art buff you are, you may need to plan for a little longer. The museum tends to get busy early in the afternoon, so if you really want to see these masterpieces up close, it may take some time. The museum also stages many fascinating temporary exhibitions.
Is there anywhere to eat or drink?
The Van Gogh Museum has an excellent café where you can grab a quick coffee or a light meal. The museum's café, Le Tambourin, is named after a restaurant in Paris that Vincent van Gogh used to frequent. It offers great views across the museum square as well as tempting local delicacies. The café is open during museum opening hours and can only be reached through the museum itself.
Is the museum wheelchair friendly?
The museum has taken great care to meet the needs of wheelchair users. Priority entry and a lift at the entrance to the museum mean that those in wheelchairs will be able to get close to the art easily and quickly. Public transport to the Van Gogh Museum is also designed with wheelchairs in mind. Take the number 2 or number 5 tram to Van Baerlestraat and follow the signs for easy, step-free access to the museum.

Good-to-know points before going to the museum

Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh was born in the town of Zundert in 1853. As a young man, he worked as an art dealer in London and then became a missionary in Belgium before moving to Paris and seriously turning to painting. Despite frequent bouts of mental illness that manifested themselves as delusions and psychotic episodes, the post-Impressionist master completed over two thousand artworks in his short lifetime. Though he made little money during his lifetime, van Gogh's paintings now sell for astronomical amounts of money – in 1987, his famous 'Sunflowers' painting sold for nearly $40 million.
Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh
The ear incident
Vincent van Gogh is known to many people as the artist who cut off his ear. In 1888, van Gogh roomed with fellow painter Paul Gauguin. Their relationship was complex and volatile, and after one especially tense evening, van Gogh attacked Gauguin with a razor. Gauguin fled and, assailed by voices in his head, van Gogh retreated to his room, where he severed his own ear. He then sent it to a woman who worked in the local brothel. Artists...
The ear incident
The ear incident
Contents of the museum
The Van Gogh Museum opened in 1973 and houses a vast collection of the artist's work. Some of his greatest paintings are on show, including 'The Potato Eaters' and 'Wheat Field With A Lark' and later masterworks such as 'Sunflowers' and 'The Yellow House'. There is also a unique collection of works by van Gogh's contemporaries, including paintings by Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Paul Gauguin (don't worry, they made up after the ear incident).
Contents of the museum
Contents of the Museum

Attractions near the Van Gogh Museum

Albert Cyup Market
Amsterdam is alive with art. The city's famous Albert Cyup Market, named after the Dutch landscape painter, has transformed over the centuries from a fruit and vegetable market to a multicultural paradise of clothes, souvenirs, antiques, paintings and curiosities. Make sure to check out the bars and restaurants lining the market.
Vondel Park
Vondel Park, just next to the museum square, offers miles of walkways, bike tracks and gardens, as well as a variety of wildlife. There's also an open-air theatre and a sculpture by Pablo Picasso. Keep an eye open for the Blauwe Theehuis (Blue Teahouse), a magnificent modernist café that looks like a spaceship has landed in the park.
Vondel Park
Vondel Park
The Heineken Experience
Find out the secrets of Dutch beer giant Heineken with a guided tour of its Amsterdam brewery. Tours take around an hour, but with the promise of a trip to the tasting room at the end, you'll find it just flies by!
The Heineken Experience
The Heineken Museum