The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw.
The Van Gogh Museum harbours the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, and is set up in a chronological order. The most famous works on display include the Potato Eaters, the Bedroom in Arles, the Sunflowers and the Wheatfields of Auvers-sur-Oise. Several self-portraits are also on exhibit. The collection of works in the museum gives a good impression of the development of Vincent van Gogh as a painter, from the early days when he painted outdoor scenes in Drenthe to the vivid colours of Post-Impressionism of his last paintings, made while he was in a mental institution in 1890. Besides some 200 paintings and 500 drawings, the museum also has a collection of 700 letters written by Vincent, mainly to his brother Theo. The recent east wing of the museum, opened in 1999, has exhibitions on artists whose life or work are related to Van Gogh’s.
How To Get There
The Van Gogh Museum is situated in the Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. The museum entrance is at the Paulus Potterstraat 7. It can be reached by tram number 2 and 5 from the Central Station.
Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Paulus Potterstraat 7
1071 CX Amsterdam