“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
Join your guide, an art historian, and explore the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam has 200 paintings, over 400 drawings, and 700 letters in the collection. Van Gogh is one of the most recognisable artists from the 20th Century, and his stunning works, full of colour and texture, changed the course of the visual arts forever. From there, learn about his life, his work, and the creative influences he drew from, such as the Impressionists, Pointillists, and Japanese Prints. Hear from the man himself through his letters to his beloved brother, Theo.
You will get the rare chance to see early works that he created in the South of Holland, including his first masterpiece, ‘The Potato Eaters’, as well as the transformational works that he developed in Paris and the South of France. For example, See ‘The Sunflowers’, ‘The Bedroom’, and ‘Portrait with Felt Hat’ up-close and personal. Reflect on the works he produced while in the asylum, learn about the chain of events that lead to him cutting off his own ear, and discuss the mystery that still surrounds his tragic death.
Your guide will meet you at the designated meeting point, with your tickets. While this two hour tour will cover the majority of the collection, your ticket also allows you to explore the museum at your own pace after the tour. However, don’t feel like you need to know anything about art before you join this tour! Your guide will ensure that you discover works that connect with you personally, and encourage you to see things through your own unique perspective.
- Admission to the permanent collection at the Van Gogh Museum
- 2-hour tour with professional guide
- Highlights of the collection (note some works may be removed due to conservation. touring exhibitions)
Does not include:
- Transport for pick up or drop offs
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities / tips (optional)
No large bags, suitcases, or umbrellas are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag-packs are allowed inside. Coat check is available at no extra cost.