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 purchase the tickets online at the Van Gogh Museum Website?
All the things you need to know, what to do in Van Gogh Museum, and the solutions are only in this post!
Buy tickets in advance** (important!)
Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam. Highly recommend you buy your tickets in advance; otherwise, you will miss the chance to visit the museum during your stay.
What if I cannot buy Van Gogh tickets on the official website?
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 offer many tours and tickets.
As the official partner of Van Gogh Museum, they offer combination tickets for Van Gogh Museum and Amsterdam Canal Cruise. This is a good deal; the regular price for a canal cruise is 16 euros, but only 12 euros for combination tickets.
- Tiqets (part of Airbnb investment)
They also offer tickets for Van Gogh Museum, including combination tickets and single tickets for Van Gogh Museum.
No need to print off the tickets; you can buy and show your tickets on their app to get into the museum. Fast and easy!
If all the tickets are sold out for the chosen date, but you will take any opportunity to visit the museum, you can join this guided tour, they still have tickets most of the time.
Tips: Tiqets is from Amsterdam; you can find exclusive discounts for events and boat rides on their website.
A different way to visit Van Gogh Museum
If you prefer to have deep dive into Van Vogh in the Netherlands, you can join this tour. It has received many five star ratings from past clients.
Can I visit Van Gogh Museum with Iamsterdam Card?
From June 1, 2022, it is not possible to visit the Van Gogh Museum with the iamsterdam card. If you are a museum lover and plan to visit many famous museums in Amsterdam, please buy The Amsterdam Pass, you can visit Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum at a much cheaper price!
Free admission for people under 18 years old
This is an excellent benefit to young visitors regardless of their nationality.
Also, please remember to book the tickets online in advance. Otherwise, you cannot get in.
Note: Normal price per ticket is 19 euros.
Rent Interactive audio Guide
Highly recommend you rent an interactive audio guide to have the best museum experience. The audio guide explains the story behind each painting and helps you have the best museum experience.
Price: 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for kids.
No big suitcase/bags
There are no lockers or storage rooms for suitcases or big bags, only a cloakroom where you can put coats, umbrellas, etc.
If you just arrived in Amsterdam, you can put your suitcases at Amsterdam Central Station. Prices and conditions, please check here.
Must See the painting in Van Gogh Museum?
Below is the most famous painting from Van Gogh; you can easily find them inside the museum and on the museum guide 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)
Bonus: What to do after Van Gogh Museum?
Visit other famous museums in Amsterdam!
Van Gogh Museum is close to Museumplein (Museum square), and many museums are in the area, like the Moco Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and House of Bols. You can visit many museums in just one day.
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Have a picnic!
Albert Heijn supermarket is in the area when the weather is nice, and I recommend you to buy some snacks and sandwiches to picnic at Museumplein.
Spring is the best season to picnic, especially the Sakura season in March, the Tulip season in April, and Summer.
Have a picnic here and enjoy the sunshine and view in Amsterdam Museumplein Area!
Shopping around Museumplein
If you like shopping, 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 a popular tourist attraction, the food at Museumplein is never cheap. However, as an 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