- See more than 200 paintings, drawings and letters from Vincent van Gogh - it's the world's largest collection
- Get a complete picture of the artist, by comparing Van Gogh's work to those by his contemporaries. Highlights from other artists on display here include Gauguin's Les Misérables, and Monet's Tulip Fields near The Hague
- This is the second most popular attraction in Amsterdam. This Direct Access ticket lets you skip the often-lengthy line and walk straight into Van Gogh's world
It's no surprise that Van Gogh saw and felt the natural world differently than us. Van Gogh Dreams blends storytelling with aesthetics, technology, and craft to make the inner workings of the artist's mind tangible to us.
Experience the tumultuous labyrinth of Van Gogh's emotional journey as he moved from Paris to Arles, in the South of France – a place that supplied him with infinite inspiration and beauty, but was the backdrop for his descend into desolation.
The exhibition is a walkthrough of Van Gogh's mind based on the letters that he wrote to his brother and lifelong supporter, Theo. The letters shed light on Van Gogh's confrontation with the disillusionment with life, while being surrounded by the boundless beauty of southern France. Van Gogh Dreams immerses visitors in a disorienting space with broken mirrors, poignant light shows, and a field of 900 glass sunflowers.
In a letter to his sister dated 21 August 1888, Van Gogh wrote about the arrival of his friend, Paul Gauguin, in his yellow house in Arles, and how he intended to decorate his whole studio with nothing but sunflowers. And although Van Gogh dedicated his paintings of vases overflowing with sunflowers to his dear friend, he later on assumed the symbol for himself, saying, "the sunflower is mine".
This exhibition explores Vincent Van Gogh's synergetic relationship with sunflowers, following the artist's 12 versions of the subject from his time in Paris to his days in the sleepy town of Arles. Find out what this flower meant to him, why the painting is not allowed to travel, and what Van Gogh hoped to achieve by painting it over and over again.
The Van Gogh Museum houses the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's artwork. This skip-the-line ticket - valid for a specific time slot - is the only way to get in fast. See the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings, plus works by many of his contemporaries, and trace his fascinating development as an artist.
The permanent collection of Van Gogh's works in the museum displays over 200 of his items, including his serene landscapes, beautiful still lifes and compelling drawings and letters. Seen together, they cast a revealing light on his extraordinary life. Don't miss his legendary painting Sunflowers and his eccentric self-portraits.
The museum also showcases works by some of Van Gogh's contemporaries — including Gauguin and Monet — that put his paintings into a broader context. Besides the permanent collection the museum also exhibits seasonal expositions, which show various aspects of 19th-century art history.
- Walk past the ticket office and go straight to the entrance
- Be on time to avoid missing your timeslot
- You have up to 30 minutes after your selected timeslot to enter the Van Gogh Museum
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
If you want even more insights into Vincent van Gogh's world, you can pick up a multimedia guide inside the museum for an additional cost. It gives you a whole new perspective on his upbringing, work and what inspired him!