All you need to know: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

All you need to know: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Are you a museum/painting lover? Yes, then you cannot miss Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Every year, Van Gogh Museum attracts more than 2 million tourists from 120+ countries.

How to have the best experience in the museum? Anything you need to pay attention to? What if you cannot buy Van Gogh Museum tickets? What if you cannot buy the tickets online at Van Gogh Museum Website? All the things you need to know, what do to in Van Gogh Museum and the solutions are only in this post!


Make sure you read our best tips for traveling in Amsterdam


Everything you need to know before visiting Van Gogh Museum.

How to get to Van Gogh Museum?

It is easy.

  • Tram 2, 5 or 12 and get off at Van Baelestraat Stop.
  • Tram 3, 5 or 12 or bus 247 or 257 and get off at Museumplein.

Van Gogh Museum address:

Museumplein 6
1071 DJ Amsterdam


Buy tickets in advance** (important)

Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam. Highly recommend you to buy your tickets in Advance. Otherwise, you would miss the chance to visit the museum during your stay.

If you cannot book the tickets on Van Gogh Museum Official Website, there are still some places you can buy the tickets:


The largest and oldest travel agency in Amsterdam. They offers many tours and tickets.

As the official partner of Van Gogh Museum, they offer combination tickets of Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Canal Cruise. This is a good deal, normal price for canal cruise if Euro 16, but only 12 Euro for combination tickets.


  • Tiqets (part of Airbnb investment)

They also offer tickets of Van Gogh Museum, including combination tickets and single tickets for Van Gogh Museum.

No need to print off the tickets, you can just buy and show your tickets on their app to get into the museum. Fast and easy!

Tips: Tiqets is from Amsterdam, you can find exclusive discounts for events and boat rides on their website.


With Iamsterdam card, you can also enter Van Gogh Museum. Van Gogh Museum reserves certain amount of tickets per day for Iamsterdam card vistors. However, you can only reserve your tickets when you receive Iamsterdam card. To be honest, with Iamsterdam card, you are not guaranteed to get the tickets during your stay, but if you come here for a longer period or during the off peak season, you may have a good shoot for the tickets.

Don’t get us wrong, it’s a good idea to buy Iamsterdam city card, but please keep in mind that you are not guaranteed to get into the museum with it.

Please reserve your tickets here. (Special web page for Iamsterdam card holders)

If you want to know more or buy Iamterdam card, please click here!


With Holland Pass, you also have the option for Van Gogh Museum tickets, but like Iamsterdam city card, the availability of the tickets for Holland Pass Holders is not guaranteed and you cannot reserve it in advance, you can only get your tickets at Tours & Tickets shop with the time slot they have on hand.

If you want to know more or buy Holland Pass, please click here!


*Important*
In short, if you want to make sure you can get the best experience of Van Gogh Museum, please book your tickets on the official website. If you cannot buy the tickets there or you would like to have a cheaper combination deal, buy the tickets online at Tours & Tickets.

If Van Gogh Museum is a must visit place in Amsterdam, then don’t use Holland Passs and Iamsterdam City Card.


Free admission for people under 18 years old

This is a good benefit to young visitors regardless of your nationality.

Also, please remember to book the tickets online in advance. Otherwise, you cannot get in.

Note: Normal price per ticket EUR 19.


Rent Interactive audio Guide

Highly recommend you to rent interactive audio guide, so you have the best experience in the museum. The audio guide explains the story behind each painting and helps you to have the best experience at the museum.

Price: Euro 5 for adult and Euro 3 for kids.


No big suitcase/bags

No lockers or storage rooms for suitcases or big bags, only cloakroom where you can put coats, umbrellas and etc.

If you just arrived in Amsterdam, you can put your suitcases at Amsterdam Central Station. Prices and condition please check here.


Must See painting in Van Gogh Museum?

Below are the most famous painting from Van Gogh, you can easily find them popular in the museum and on the map.


  • The potato eaters (1885)
  • Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat (1887)
  • The Sower (1888)
  • Self-Portrait as a Painter (1888)
  • The Bedroom (1888)
  • Sunflowers (1889)
  • Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889)
  • Irises (1890)
  • Almond Blossom (1890)

If you prefer to have professional guides or join tours for Van Gogh Museum, you have multiple options:


Bonus: What to do after Van Gogh Museum?

Where to go after Van Gogh Museum?

Van Gogh Museum is close to Museumplein (Museum square), many museums are in the area, like Moco Museum, Stedijk Museum and House of Bols. You can visit many museums in just one day.


Our exclusive deals:
Moco Museum (Normal price: EUR 16; Now: EUR 10)
House of Bols (Normal price: EUR 16; Now: EUR 10)


Have a picnic!

Albert Heijn super market is in the area, when the weather is nice, recommend you to buy some snacks and sandwiches to have a picnic at Museumplein.

Best season to have a picnic is in Spring, especially Sakura season in March and Tulip season in April, and Summer.

Have a picnic here and enjoy the sunhine and view in Amsterdam Museumplein Area!


Shopping around the area

If you like shopping, then visit the high end brands stores on Pieter Cornelisz Hoofstraat, where you can find all the big brands, like Burberry, Hermes, LV, Gucci and Chanel.


Quick lunch option

As the popular tourist attraction, food at museumplein is never cheap. However, as a expat in Amsterdam, I know where to have cheap food! Below is our recommendation:

  • Bagels & Beans Museumplein, less than 5 minutes walk from the museum
  • Café Martinot

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