Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh was largely self-taught, beginning his education with a powerful focus on figure and landscape drawing. He found he was able to use coloured ...

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Good to know

Van Gogh fans will love it. It's the largest collection of the great artist's paintings, drawings and letters in the world, and gives a detailed account of the various stages in his life.
Buy tickets in advance or expect queues of up to two hours during peak times. You'll still have to queue but it'll be much faster.
It's open till 10pm on Fridays for a night of cocktails, music, VJs and art. Keep in mind it gets busy.
Ensure you're in the fastest queue by booking a specific time and date, rather than an open ticket.
Plan to spend just over an hour here (most visits take around 75 minutes).
It's been the subject of a few memorable art heists. In 1991 twenty paintings were stolen but were discovered 35 minutes later in an abandoned car. In 2002 two paintings were stolen and while the culprits were soon found, it was 14 years before the paintings turned up in Naples.
Arrive an hour before opening (9am) if you haven't bought tickets in advance and want to avoid long queues.

The inside story

Van Gogh was largely self-taught, beginning his education with a powerful focus on figure and landscape drawing. He found he was able to use coloured chalk, charcoal, reed pen and pencil to quickly capture images before later adding watercolour detail. He also experimented with lithographs to reach a larger audience.

Van Gogh used muted colours in these early years to suit his subjects (peasants and manual workers) but his move to Paris in 1886 showed him the work of the Impressionists and inspired him to use more colour. He also began to experiment with broken brush strokes and pointillist technique (see Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat, 1885).

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How to get there

Van Gogh Museum Van Gogh Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam Amsterdam
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