Hubby went in here and we waited outside. The lines weren't too bad however I would pre-purchase tickets for faster entry.
Hubby enjoyed it and purchased a nice canvas print of the famous flower pic. We just need to find a wall now to put it on.
2nd picture is of Birgit and myself waiting for Howie to come out.
There is only one Van Gogh and you must visit the Van Gogh museum. One of my favourite in the world. I have been here many years ago but I think I need to come again as there is some many changes since the last time I was here.
Check also the 2nd link here for Google museum for virtual tour of the museum, fantastic.
This muesuem is very modern and I thought it was disappointing after visiting the Riksjmuesuem. There are plenty of Van Gogh's paintings here. My understanding was his major works were here and they are not they are in Oterloo, Paris, London, Munich, Chicago, and New York City. Which left me very disappointed. Very crowded either come very early or just before closing, the admit people 30 minutes before closing and the place is almost empty..
The Van Gogh Museum oponed in 1973. The building, designed by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld, houses the world´s largest selection of Van Gogh Works. The collection comprises over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters by the master, as well as his collection of Japanese prints. The artist produced som 900 paintings and 1200 drawings. The museum also contains works by his contemporaries, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gaugin, Monet, Bernard and Monticelli. In 1999, the museum was completely renovated with addition of a new exhibition wing, designed by the japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa.
El Museo Van Gogh abrió sus puertas en 1973. El edificio, diseñado por el arquitecto holandés Gerrit Rietveld, casas selección más grande del mundo de Van Gogh Obras. La colección está compuesta por más de 200 pinturas, 500 dibujos y 700 cartas por el maestro, así como su colección de estampas japonesas. El artista produce som 900 pinturas y dibujos de 1200. El museo también contiene obras de sus contemporáneos, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Monet, Bernard y Monticelli. En 1999, el museo fue renovado por completo con la adición de un ala nueva exposición, diseñado por el arquitecto japonés Kisho Kurokawa.
This is my fave museum in Amsterdam. The Van Gogh (pronounced Van Hock) Museum has lots of his paintings, and usually also has a separate exhibit with maybe someone that had an influence on his painting. There is a great thing in the lobby, where you can make a little video and email it to someone-----I had met a lovely Russian young lady while waiting in line, and we both made videos to send home! They have a good gift shop with loads of books and other present-like things.
updated 9/2010----had a great time again---no line for some reason at 10:30 on a monday in september----no more video home machine-----still a good shop---and the art is always inspiring----I love this museum...
I've seen before originals of Van Gogh but this is different. Here I saw many of his early and late works and his life journey between his brother Teo and himself... We wanted to see the museum on Friday night but ticket boot was closed by 8:30pm. (Even though we had I amsterdam card they didn't let us in. )So we went to see it around 10am, it was not too busy.
So keep it in mind if you plan to see on friday after 8:00pm beware of the tix boot which is closed early, just get your tix in advance and later on comeback with them. Because it's open till 10 pm on Fridays
It has a very nice museum shop.
It's free with I amsterdam Card (if you have to pay 14€)
This is absolutely a must see. We were stunned by the art of one of the most controversial painters the world has ever seen.
Yes he probably had many problems in his life , but his genius must not be underrated.
Along his paitnings, there are also plenty paintings of his contermporaries.
The highlights of the museam are The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers.
Entrance fee is 14 EUR .
The area nearby is very nice, very big park just from back for enjoying.
Entrance - 14 euro (but it is worth it).
Long-long queues in front of ticket-office.
Very ni ce souvenir's shop.
And no comments about pictures. Onle great emotions.
Besides masterpieces of Van Gosh there are pictures of Gauguin, Monet, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec etc. Incredible.
This is the main reason I decided to visit Amsterdam. I’m simply fascinated by the work of this genius... and being so close to the paintings like Irises, Wheatfield with Crows, The Potato-eaters, The Harvest, Sunflowers, The bedroom or Self-portrait with Felt Hat is an extraordinary experience.
In this world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh there are more than 200 paintings, including many very famous masterpieces, about 500 drawings and over 700 personal letters (occasionally put on view). All paintings are arranged in chronological order, so one can witness the painter’s development during the last ten years of his life.
There are also the works of art by other 19th-century painters and sculptors, who have something in common with Van Gogh’s work.
The original building, designed by Gerrit Rietveld and opened in 1973, holds permanent exhibitions, while the new, elliptic shaped wing, designed by the Japanese architect, Kisho Kurokawa, and opened in 1999, was built for temporary exhibitions.
Daily 10-18, Fridays 10-22
Admission fee for adults! (it's possible to order the tickets online to avoid standing in queues)
It is not allowed to take photographs or film, large bags and umbrellas must be left at the cloakroom.
The van Gogh museum seems to be the must-see in Amsterdam. With the result that entrance fees are up the roof (12,50€, no student's discount), and there are bus-loads of people standing in front of each painting, so you can't even get close; since the descriptions are written super-tiny, it takes ages till you can get through.
The museum is well made though; you are comprehensively guided through different periods in van Gogh's life as an artist.
On the upper floors there is a lot of stuff from befriended artists, which I found more appealing actually. They seem to be neglected by a lot of visitors, so there you can take your time and soak in on the lot of paintings and prints.
Open daily from 10.00 to 18.00, fridays till 10pm .
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