The van Gogh Museum is one of Amsterdam's must-see cultural treasures. Get the most out of your visit by touring the expansive collection with a guide who has decades of experience in education and art history, making this a great experience for adults and school-age children alike. Meet your guide at the Stedelijk Museum next door the morning, and then head to the Van Gogh Museum, pay your entrance fees and step inside.
See the evolution of Van Gogh's work on a chronological tour, beginning with his early Nuenen ‘Potato Eaters’ phase and evolving into his participation in the Parisian Impressionist movement. Admire some of his most iconic paintings in a gallery devoted to his golden age in Arles, and the witness the effect of his declining mental state with beautiful but troubled works created in St Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise near the end of his life.
Throughout the 1.5-hour tour, see the most important and interesting pieces of the collection and learn about the real-life places and biographical events that inspired them. After bidding farewell to your guide, feel free to continue exploring the museum on your own.