In the museum you’ll find the largest collection of Van Gogh‘s paintings in the world, plus works by many of his contemporaries, and trace his fascinating development as an artist. Hardly understood as a painter during his lifetime, suffering from mental illness and poverty, he posthumously is credited as one of the most influential painters in Western art.
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.
- Access to the museum
How to get there?
Tram #2, #3, #5 or #11 and get of at tram stop Museumplein. The museum is right next to the tram stop.