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You’ve heard about one of the world’s most famous painters, Vincent Van Gogh. But what do you really know about this Dutch artist? This tour will introduce you to the man behind the famous sunflowers and self-portraits that are featured in galleries around the world. See his work “The Potato Eaters” and “The Bedroom” as well as objects from his studio. Visit the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works while learning about his troubled life from his days in Holland to his dramatic ending in France. And yes, we’ll discuss that whole ear incident. 

Depending on whether the artwork is on loan or being restored, the following pieces of art may include Van Gogh's large collection of self portraits, early and obscure works, objects from his studio, Sunflowers, Yellow House and Wheat Field with Crows.

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Van Gogh Museum
Babylon Tours Amsterdam
Get a fascinating introduction to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on this 2 to 2.5-hour small-group tour, with skip-the-line access. Avoid the main lines with your professional guide, and discover the major works and interesting lesser-known pieces of this troubled, 19th-century Dutch artist. Gaze at the legendary ‘Sunflowers,’ see his last work completed before his death, and admire other masterpieces as your guide sheds light on the different periods of his work and the landscapes, locations and people that inspired him. An ideal first-time insight into the museum and van Gogh.
  • 2-hour small-group skip-the-line tour of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, with a professional guide
  • Skip past the main lines outside with a direct-access ticket
  • View the highlights of the museum, home to the world’s biggest Vincent van Gogh collection
  • See masterpieces such as Sunflowers, and revealing lesser-known works
  • Learn about van Gogh's troubled life and different periods, from his dark initial works to his vibrant French paintings
  • View pieces by artists who inspired him such as Monet and Gauguin
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A wonderful afternoon

We had visited the Riksmuseum just after a lovely canal cruise and the Van Gogh is just a few minute walk away. In the same complex It has a fine cafe The Tambourn and the tour of the paintings is outstanding. Be sure to book...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was fantastic museum, full of wonderful deferent styles of arts Really amazing place with well qualified people to manage My regards

1  Thank Ahmed T
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Surprisingly Fascinating

Not being an art afficionado, I was amazed and shocked to have been able to visualize Van Gogh's life journey! Through viewing his original paintings presented in chronological order, along with a gifted tour guide to provide insight, I was for the first time able...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018
Amazing guide and private tour!

My husband and I had a fantastic time touring this museum with our guide, Illiaria, from Italy. We set up a guide for a private tour (two of us only), and it was worth every dollar. Illie was knowledgable, great personality, and told us so...More

1  Thank Ellie P
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent guide and tour

The museum of course is wonderful for any lover of van Gogh. Our tour guide, Victoria, made the visit wonderful. She was passionate about van Gogh, had thought through her presentation, posing questions and revealing answers as we made our way through the various rooms,...More

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