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Van Gogh museum

The history of the van Gogh Museum

The nephew of Vincent van Gogh initially gave the artworks to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, until the Vincent van Gogh Foundation was founded in 1962. The impressive museum, dedicated to his works, is located on the Museumplein. The museum was designed in 1963 by Gerrit Rietveld. Unfortunately he died a year later. 1973 the building was opened. Over the years, it has been renovated, modernized and expanded. For example, the architect Kisho Kurokawa designed an exhibition wing of the museum. The last renovation was in 2015, when the impressive entrance area was opened to welcome the numerous visitors.

What can you see there

Not only works of art such as the Starry Night, the twelve sunflowers and the almond tree in bloom, but also many other of his Impressionist works can be admired in the Van Gogh Museum, such as the painting 'Sunset in Montmajour', unveiled in 2013. In addition, there are also exhibitions by other artists from the 19th century as well as installations. The museum also offers space for today's artists, musicians and DJ's who can share their work with visitors. For children there are also own art workshops. Since the Van Gogh Museum is one of the most visited museums in Amsterdam, you must get a ticket in advance. In order to keep the crowd in check, entry times are given.