Art Information for Visitors van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum
A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection. The museum also holds an extensive offer of exhibitions on various subjects from 19th century art history.
The Van Gogh Museum is within easy reach of the Museumplein in Amsterdam, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum.The museum entrance is at the Paulus Potterstraat 7. It can be reached by tram numbers 2 an 5 from the Central Station and by tram numbers 3 and 12 (crossroad Paulus Potterstraa - Van Baerlestraat). The museum is also accessible for disabled visitors. All floors can be reached via lift; wheelchairs and pushchairs are available free of charge.
P.O. Box 75366, 1070 AJ Amsterdam
tel: +31 (0)20 570 52 00
fax: +31 (0)20 570 5 222
Museum: daily 10-18.00, Friday 10.00-22.00
Ticket office: daily 10-17.30, Friday to 21.30
Shop: daily 10-17.45, friday to 21.45
Restaurant: daily 10-17.30, Friday to 21.30, kitchen to 21.15
Library Museumplein 4: Mon to Fri 10 - 12.30 and 13.30-17.00
Closed 1 January
Adults: 10 euro
13-17 years: 2.50 euro
0 - 12 years: Free
There is no special rate for groups or students.
The Van Gogh Museum is entirely accessible for wheelchair users. The entrance with lift is at the main entrance on the Paulus Potterstraat. The museum also has several wheelchairs available. Visitors with another handicap and/or other special requirements can contact the Department of Education and Visitor Services. Please take into account that the Van Gogh Museum is a much-frequented museum; there may be long queues at the admissions office, especially around Easter and during the summer months.
Works of art can easily be damaged so please, do not come too close or touch them. You are not allowed to take photographs, to film, or to make audio or video recordings. Large bags and umbrellas must be left at the cloakroom. Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire building. On entering the museum visitors and all their belongings are subject to security checks, including metal detection.
Anyone can show people round the Van Gogh Museum. Making reservations is not required, but the groups are not to consist of more than 15 people. The permanent collection in the Main Building is open to groups from September up to the end of May, with the exception of the busy weekends during Easter, Whitsuntide, Ascension, and Christmas. The Exhibition Wing is open to guides the entire year round. If you are searching for a guide, you can contact the cultural organisation bureau ARTTRA ( +31 (0)20 625 93 03 or www.arttra.nl ). Arttra provides guided tours by art historians as well as by contemporary artists.
The audiotour for our permanent collection is available for 4,- euro in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin. Group reservations should be be made in advance, as of 15 persons. Group price is 3,50 euro p.p. for groups of more than 20 persons. For information and group reservations of audiotours only, please contact Antenna Audio at +31 (0)20 673 68 24 (Mo-Fri 0.9.00-17.30 hrs local time).
N.B. During the exhibition Fierce Friends. Artistss & animals in the Industrial Era, 1750-1900 (05.10.05 - 05.02.06) a combined audio tour of the permanent collection and the exhibition will be available in Dutch and English for the special price of 4 euro
Van Gogh multimedia tour
The Van Gogh multimedia art tour
The Van Gogh Museum offers a new way of becoming acquainted with Vincent van Goghs life and work: the Van Gogh multimedia tour, produced by Antenna Audio. This tour presents reproductions, stories, photographs, letters, drawings, interviews, film clips, music and games. Image and sound are combined on a handheld computer (PDA) allowing the visitor to access more information on 20 of Van Gogh's best works than ever before. After a first pilot for the Tate Gallery in London, this is the second, more extensive multimedia tour that Antenna Audio has made for a museum.
The Van Gogh multimedia tour is available in Dutch and English for 4 euro at the audio desk in the central hall of the Van Gogh Museum. The Dutch version was made possible by Rabobank, the Van Gogh Museum's promoting partner. Rabo Pass holders are entitled to a 50% discount.
For information and reservations, please call Antenna Audio: +31 (0)20 673 68 24
The second floor of the museum contains a reading room. Here you can find more information about Van Gogh and 19th century art in books and computers (providing access to this website). It also contains a showcase with alternating small, short presentations about varied subjects. The ³open depot² shows a large selection of smaller works from the museum collection.
The museum has a specialised library, located at Museumplein 4, which is open to scholars and other members of the interested public.
The museum shop is located on the ground floor of the museum. Here you will find a wide range of literature on the Van Gogh Museum, the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and that of his contemporaries.
It is also the right place for the most beautiful, high quality reproductions, stationery and other souvenirs. The income generated through purchases is used to support the Museum and especially to fund new acquisitions for the collection.
The museumshop is only accessible if you are visiting the museum, each day from 10 - 17.45, Fridays to 21.45, except 1st January. At our Online Shop you can order the Van Gogh Museum products from any destination in the world: www.vangoghmuseumshop.com
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