Museo di Van Gogh

Paulus Potterstraat 7. (Open Map)


The world-renowned Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the world's largest collection of the late artist's work, featuring more than 200 canvases, 500 drawings, and 700 handwritten letters. Spanning four floors, the museum chronologically exhibits works from the artist's early, bleak portraits of peasants in the Netherlands to his later years in sunny France, where he produced his best-known works. Notable pieces include The Potato Eaters from 1885, Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat from 1888, Sunflowers from 1889, and The Yellow House from 1890.

Aside from admiring the vast collection of paintings, visitors can hear recordings of Van Gogh's letters at multiple listening stations in the museum, offering an intimate insight into his relationship with his younger brother Theo, who championed his work. The museum's main building was designed by the influential Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld, while the separate wing added in 1999 was designed by Kisho Kurokawa. In 2015, a new 800 sq meter (8600 sq ft) extension and entrance hall opened to the public. Be sure to allow at least a couple of hours to browse all the galleries.