Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is a definitive tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Situated in a modern building, the simple architecture subtly underscores the artists' colourful and extraordinary work. The museum houses a permanent display of several hundred of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings, many of which will be familiar to even the untrained eye. The collection is organised according to three criteria. The first of these is the work of the artist, which is divided into five notable periods. Then there is the display of work of other artists, including those of his friends and contemporaries. The third section is the showcase of the museum's history, recording its progress with a feature on the development of the new wing designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, built to house the temporary exhibitions.
Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7
Telephone: (020) 570 5200
Transport: Tram 2 or 5 from Central Station to the Van Baerlestraat stop
Opening times: Open daily from 10am to 6pm (until 10pm on Fridays)
Admission: €14 (adults), children under 17 are free