Visit one of Amsterdam’s must-see museums by taking a 1.5 hour Van Gogh Museum private tour of the permanent collection

1.5 hour private tour in English
Hand-picked, engaging guides with a background in art history, history or museum education
Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Van Gogh Museum
Suitable for adults and family groups

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. 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.

“We had a wonderful tour today at the Van Gogh museum! She was interesting, made us all think outside the box and gave us so much more information than we came with.”

“Having our admission tickets bought for us ahead of time was a big plus, as there was a long line at the Van Gogh by the time we got there”

“I really enjoyed the Van Gogh tour – learned many new things. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable.”

“I usually have tour guides who tell me what to see, what to look for, the history and background. Because we were encouraged to participate, I think we gained a better appreciation for and knowledge of the various works of art.”

“Terrific, organised, knowledgeable guides”

Still curious?

The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum tours can also be combined into a 3 hour tour of both museums.

Our Young Thinkers: Family Tour at the Rijksmuseum has been designed specifically for families and visits the whole museum!