Van Gogh Museum Private Tour: A Brush with Genius

 Skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum with fast-track entry to one of Amsterdam’s must-see museums. Take a 1.5 hour Van Gogh Museum private tour with an experienced museum educator.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam holds the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh – about 200 paintings and more than 500 drawings – alongside works by his contemporaries (Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bernard amongst others). The museum traces his life chronologically from his beginnings as an artist at age 27 to his death just 10 years later. Although now regarded as one of the world’s most popular artists, he only sold one painting during his lifetime.

Our Van Gogh Museum private tour will take you through his early works in the Netherlands to his subsequent journey around France – from Paris, Arles, Saint-Remy and Auvers. We will look closely at how hard he worked to improve his skills; how he experimented with materials and techniques, and discover his influences, sources of inspiration and use of colour. Van Gogh’s working life was extensively chronicled in his letters to his brother Theo which provide an insight into his journey to find his own stylistic direction.

Throughout this Van Gogh Museum private tour, we will show you how to look carefully at art to discover details and information for yourselves. We aim to engage our visitors in conversation about the works of art or objects we are exploring. This private tour has been designed by an experienced museum educator and has been developed to deliver an enjoyable learning experience combining information and discussion.

What’s included:

Entrance to the Van Gogh Museum with a timed entrance ticket* (€17.00 pp)
Private tour in English
Services of an experienced English-speaking museum guide
All local taxes

*Please note that the museum is best visited before 11am or after 2pm to avoid peak periods. Book early to avoid disappointment.

The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum tours can be combined into a 3 hour tour of both museums. Please click here for more details.

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