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Explore the Van Gogh Museum Collection | What to See, Highlights, & More

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s works, including, his paintings, drawings, and even letters. Walk through his artistic journey and see how his style evolved, from early sketches to his famous masterpieces like Sunflowers and Starry Night. Keep reading to gain essential insights and tips to make your visit truly unforgettable!

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What to see in the Van Gogh Museum collections

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Van Gogh's Masterpieces

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh's genius! See his famous masterpieces like Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, The Bedroom, and The Potato Eaters, alongside his drawings and letters. Explore the ideas and emotions behind his paintings and witness his constant evolution as an artist. See how his style and themes changed throughout his career, from early works to his later, more vibrant masterpieces.

Must see: The Potato Eaters, Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, Self-Portrait as a Painter, Wheatfield with a Reaper, The Yellow House (The Street), The Bedroom, and The Sower.

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The Bonger Collection

Andries Bonger was a Dutch art collector with a keen eye for talent. He was close friends with both Theo and Vincent van Gogh. Their shared love of art led to many discussions and a strong bond. He became even more connected to the Van Gogh family when his sister Johanna married Theo. Beyond the Van Goghs, Andries collected works by other artists like Odilon Redon and Émile Bernard, showing his appreciation for a variety of artistic styles.

Must see: Woman Sitting in a Field, The Boat, The Red Tree, In Heaven or Closed Eyes, Childhood, Concern for the Absolute, Decorated Mirror Frame with Mirror, Buddha, and The Thinker at the Window.

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Van Gogh's Contemporaries

Van Gogh wasn't the only artistic genius roaming around in the late 19th century. The Van Gogh Museum also features artworks by his contemporaries including Gauguin, a master of intense, colorful paintings; Monet, one of the founders of Impressionism; Pissarro, another Impressionist known for daily life and landscape paintings; and Toulouse-Lautrec, known for his paintings of Parisian nightlife and cabaret scenes, among others.

Must-see: Montmartre in the Rain, Tulip Fields Near The Hague, The Mango Trees, Lake with a Boat, Pleasant Family at the Table, The Blue Dress, Boy Sitting in the Grass, The Jetty of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Profile of a Woman, and Flowers.

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French Printmaking

Get ready to step back in time and explore the fascinating world of 19th-century Parisian prints! This period was a wild mix of artistic innovation and decadent living. Imagine wandering through quiet, intimate interiors captured in stunning detail, or feeling the energy of bustling city streets come alive through the artist's lens. It's a chance to see Paris through the eyes of these printmakers, capturing both the beauty and the buzz of a city in constant transformation.

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Japanese Prints

Van Gogh wasn't just a painter, he collected hundreds of Japanese prints, totally blown away by their bold colors and powerful imagery. In the 'Van Gogh Collects: Japanese Prints' collection, you can channel your inner Van Gogh and get inspired by the same artistic magic that fueled his genius!

Must-see: Flowering Plum Orchard, Courtesan, Bridge in the Rain, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Portrait of Pere Tanguy, The Sower, Almond Blossom, and Carafe and Citrus Fruit.




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Frequently Asked Questions about Van Gogh Museum collections

What can you expect to see in the Van Gogh Museum collection?

You will see Van Gogh's paintings, drawings, and letters, showcasing his artistic evolution and personal insights.

How many artworks are in the Van Gogh Museum's collection?

The collection boasts over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 letters, providing a comprehensive view of Van Gogh's artistic legacy.

What are the most famous paintings at the Van Gogh Museum?

The museum features famous paintings like Sunflowers, The Bedroom, and Almond Blossom, among other renowned works of Vincent van Gogh.

Are there any interactive exhibits for children at the Van Gogh Museum?

The Van Gogh Museum offers interactive exhibits for children, providing engaging educational activities to inspire young minds about art and creativity.

Does the museum have any special events or temporary exhibitions?

Yes, the Van Gogh Museum regularly hosts special events and temporary exhibitions, showcasing unique themes and perspectives on Van Gogh's work and era.

Can visitors purchase Van Gogh-related merchandise at the museum?

Yes, the museum has a gift shop offering a variety of Van Gogh-related merchandise, including prints, books, and souvenirs.