The Netherlands is famous not only for being home to The Hague but also because it’s home to the Van Gogh Museum. This is the best place to be as a lover of art in Amsterdam and a fan of Van Gogh. Dedicated to one of the most famous artists of all times, Vincent Van Gogh, the museum is home to hundreds of drawings and paints. You also get to see works by other artists.
Some of the Highlights
With the valuable hundreds of artworks, there is a lot to admire. The Yellow House in Arles, the Potato Eaters, the Wheatfield with crows and the Bedroom are just some of the artworks that you get to see here. The Wheatfield with crows, the painting was done in 1890 marked the end of his career since it’s after this that he committed suicide. The artworks located on the second depicts a highlight in his career when he painted about 18 pieces of art in two years while in France.
The Five Periods of Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh went through five main periods during his life. When he was in the Netherlands, he did his work, in Arles which is depicted in the Yellow House in Arles, in Auvers-sue-Oise, in Paris, and in Saint-Remy. You get to learn all about this at the museum and it’s quite easy since the work is organized in chronological order. You will definitely not miss out on anything.
Works by Others Artists
Although the museum is dedicated to Van Gogh, the artwork is not entirely his. Besides the letters, paintings, and drawings by this artist, you will find artwork from his friends. Other artists include Monet, Bernard, Gauguin, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Getting to the Museum
The museum is easily accessible while in Amsterdam and its environs as it is located on the Museumplein where there are several other museums. To access the building by tram, use the one to Van Baerlestraat.
By visiting the Van Gogh Museum, you get to see the largest collection of Vincent in one place. Each painting has its own story and there is no better way to learn about it than here. You need a few hours to experience the rich collection at the museum and you can combine your visit with the attractions nearby such as the Rijksmuseum and Heineken Experience.