The Van Gogh Museum houses the world’s largest Van Gogh collection and the works of his friends and contemporaries.
Apart from world-famous paintings such as Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and The Potato Eaters, his remarkable collection of Japanese colourful prints is also shown bought from the Paris art dealer Siegfried Bing.
With your back to the ‘I am Amsterdam’ sign, in the distance, you will see a large modern glass building. This is the famous Van Gough museum which opened 1973.
Located in the museum square, this gallery is completely dedicated to the work of Vincent Van Gogh. The unique museum holds Van Gogh's famous works which were inherited by his nephew Vincent Willem van Gogh in 1925. Eventually transferred to the state-initiated Vincent van Gogh Foundation in 1962, famous pieces such as sunflowers, Almond blossoms and Bedroom in Arles live here; as well as privately owned pieces being imported in.
There are various exhibitions on all year round, which are absolutely worth the time and money to amble round and see. With over two million people visiting over the last two years, it is a growing tourist attraction. All tickets must be purchased before entry, and they are around £20 each (unfortunately there are no student tickets).
Seeing as the museum's collection is the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world, you cannot miss this rare opportunity!
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