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Van Gogh Museum Opening Hours, Best Time To Visit, & More

Today

Open 9 AM–6 PM

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is open every day from 9am to 6pm. However, timings may vary according to the season.

Mar 22 TO Sep 30 Timings

Days (Mar 22 TO Sep 30)

TIMINGS
Monday9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Wednesday (Today)9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Van Gogh Museum
  • Last admission: 1 hour 30 minutes before closing time.
  • The exhibitions, gift shop, and museum cafe are open during museum hours.



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Best time to visit the Van Gogh Museum

Weekday vs Weekend

Weekdays are usually your best bet to avoid those long lines at the Van Gogh Museum and the museum is generally less crowded than weekends. Even then, grabbing your tickets online beforehand is a good idea. Especially during peak tourist times, things can get crowded even on weekdays.

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Sun

Pleasant
Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

  • Amsterdam gets crazy busy in the summer, from June to August. Expect lots of people, higher prices, and warmer weather. This means waiting in line for the Van Gogh Museum might take a while.
  • On the flip side, winter (November to February) is Amsterdam's low season. Fewer crowds, better deals, and cooler weather. The museum will be much more relaxed, with shorter lines, giving you more time to enjoy Van Gogh's masterpieces and maybe even some festive cheer!

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Off Season
Peak Season

How long do you need to tour the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam?

To fully explore the Van Gogh Museum, plan on spending 2 to 3 hours. That way you can wander around at your own pace and really soak in all the amazing Van Gogh paintings, letters, and drawings. There are even cool interactive displays and audio guides to help you learn more about this Dutch master’s life and work.

Even if you're short on time, you can still see the museum's highlights in 1 to 1.5 hours. But trust us, if you can, try to set aside some extra time.

Frequently Asked Questions about Van Gogh Museum’s opening hours

Is the Van Gogh Museum open every day?

Yes, the Van Gogh Museum is open every day. 

Is the Van Gogh Museum open on public holidays?

Yes, the Van Gogh Museum is open on most public holidays.

How to get to the Van Gogh Museum?

You can get on any bus between 305, 314, 347, 397, 41, 65, and 852, and reach Museumplein, Leidseplein, Concertgebouw, Ferdinand Bolstraat, or Vijzelgracht, all 8-minute walks from the museum. Tram numbers 3, 5, or 12 can also take you to Museumplein. You can also board 12, 2, or 5 light rail trains and reach Van Baerlestraat, a 4-minute walk from the museum, or Spiegelgracht, an 8-minute walk from the museum. 

How many entrances does the Van Gogh Museum have?

The Van Gogh Museum has one entrance near Museumplein 6. 

Can you click pictures at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam?

You cannot click pictures of the exhibits and artworks at the Van Gogh Museum. Photography without flash or tripods is allowed in certain designated areas near the entrance or the ‘selfie walls.’

Are pets allowed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam?

Pets are not allowed in the Van Gogh Museum. However, if you have a guide dog, you can leash them on a harness and bring them to the museum premises. 

Is the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam wheelchair accessible?

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to ensuring that any of its visitors with limited mobility can have a hassle-free touring experience around its premises. Visitors who are unable to navigate by themselves can bring a companion for free. You can also avail of mobility aids at the museum. 

Can I visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam with a large group?

Yes, large groups are welcome at the Van Gogh Museum, but it is recommended to book group tickets in advance.

Are prams and strollers allowed inside the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam?

Prams, buggies, walking strollers, and wheelchairs are allowed in the Van Gogh Museum. 

Are there restrooms in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam?

Yes, there are restrooms towards the end of the exhibitions, near the shop and the exit door at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. 

Is there a shop inside the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam?

Yes, there is a gift shop inside the museum selling souvenirs, books, and other items related to the life and works of Vincent van Gogh. It is open during the museum hours.

Can I cancel my Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam tickets?

Depending on the type of Van Gogh Museum ticket you choose, you can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase. However, the entry tickets that can be upgraded to include an audio guide cannot be canceled or rescheduled.