Van Gogh Museum

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on May 10, 2011

I have visited the Van Gogh Museum during my vacation. In principle I am not a fan of certain mainstream sightseeing tours, but the museum's visit I saw this as an important element of my to-do list in Amsterdam.

To get in I had to pay an entrance fee of 12,50 euro’s which I think is quite a lot and discount is only available for children. I have mixed feelings about paying this because in a city as London as the museums are for free so why not here? Anyway I knew it was going to be worth it so without complaining I paid the 12,50.

The waiting time was negligible for me. This must be noted however that I visited on a Thursday morning so I can imagine that the lines are much bigger when it’s the weekend and especially during high season but that’s what one can expect going to a popular attractions as this one. Coming inside you could first hang your coat at the wardrobe before you have even a body scan in airport-style security you had to go through - annoying, but tolerable.

On three floors extending the comprehensive Sammelsorium of the museum. I particularly found that in addition to excellent works by Vincent van Gogh and Expo Ante of icons such as Claude Monet, Eduard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, etc. were on display. A very impressive selection of Impressionist and early days of Expressionusmus so I could ogle and now happen in my mind's eye can still look back - beautiful woman calculations. Particularly breathtaking, I found a sculpture by Auguste Rodin. He is considered one of the founders of public sculpture in his work "thinker". The artist presented the first time any person from history, etc. However, a hero but a natural template inspired and backed by allegorical functions.

The conversation with other museums in Amsterdam seems to work: There is an impressive collection of the Stedelijk Museum Malevich to see here. Well I also found the very exploratory nature of the exhibition: The Vita van Gogh's attempt to outline the basis of important key works and to be empirical data in English and Dutch to the recipient, presented

Too bad I was, however, again the very entertaining character in the form of the offered audio guides. Surely this is just for foreign visitors a good services respecting But I am personally of the opinion that as the visitors far too much is removed and no longer an independent examination of the exhibits is given. Also uses the art of any single language. Therefore, one should be documented with stories about particular works very carefully. This Perspektve to frontal clouds the view of alternatives or their own thoughts. The accessibility of the museum's is very easy and public transport is good. Worth the visit.
Van Gogh Museum
Paulus Potterstraat 7
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1071 CX
+31 (20) 570 52 00

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