Vincent Willem Van Gogh, born in 1853 in Zundert—a small city in the province of North Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands—and one of the main proponents of the Post-Impressionism movement, has a museum in Amsterdam which is entirely devoted to his life and works. It is one of the most-visited and important museums in the world.
The Van Gogh Museum was inaugurated in 1973 at the Museum Square or Museumplein, a public space where cultural centers such as the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum, aside from the Concertgebouw concert hall—one of three most important in the world—, are found.
The Van Gogh Museum is made up of two main buildings. The first one was originally built by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rjetyeldy, while the extension of the exhibition wing was carried out by Kisho Kurokawa—a Japanese architect who’s one of the founders of the Metabolist Movement—, and completed in 1999.
If you’re going to Amsterdam and you stay at one of our buildings of designer suites and apartments , this visit is an absolute must. Here you can admire more than 200 paintings, 400 drawings and hundreds of letters by this artist—among which are one of the famous versions of Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters and Bedroom in Arles—, aside from works by artists such as Manet, Pissarro, Monet, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec and Paul Gauguin, among many others.
On the first floor of the Van Gogh Museum, you can learn this master’s true story, narrated painting by painting in chronological order, which enables visitors to discover this brilliant painter’s artistic and life-long development—from his beginnings painting rural landscapes until his haunting works at the end of his life.
More than two million annual visitors are a testimony to the importance of this Museum, which has become a place of pilgrimage.
Van Gogh Museum
1071 DJ Amsterdam
Every day: from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Friday until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday until 9:00 p.m.).
Minors under 17 years old: free entrance.
How to get there:
– From our building Eric Vökel Amsterdam Suites at De Ruijterkade 127, take the tram line 2 or 5 from Amsterdam Centraal Station, which is located next to our apartments (18 minutes) or enjoy a pleasant stroll (35 minutes).