People that visit this museum will have the opportunity to see the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s drawings and paintings. These paintings include “Sunflowers” and “Almond Blossom.” This museum is regularly listed as the most visited not only in Amsterdam, but the Netherlands as a whole. People come from near and far to see the work of Van Gogh. Due to the popularity of Van Gogh, it is a good idea for museum visitors to buy tickets online in advance so they do not have to wait in a long line at the museum.
There are many wonderful exhibits in the Van Gogh museum. One of them is the Step Into Van Gogh’s world exhibit. In this exhibit, visitors can step into his life through his masterpieces, drawings, and letters. He wanted to express the great themes of life (like suffering, anxiety, love, and hope) in his work. In this exhibit, museum visitors see the work of an artist that was always trying to make his work better.
The Feeling Van Gogh part of the museum is for the blind and visually impaired. It includes an interactive tour and workshop that encourages the use of the senses. Throughout the tour, guides that have been specially trained talk about the permanent collection and the special story of Vincent Van Gogh. Then the visitors get to participate in a workshop. They also get to touch the brush strokes of the 3D replication of the Sunflowers, The model of The Bedroom, and painting material. To appeal to all of the senses, they can also smell the wet grass after a thunderstorm and listen to the words of Mr. Van Gogh himself.
This museum is also family friendly. They offer family tours and a multimedia family guide. Other special things that they have for children and families are the Vincent’s Traveling Case (fun assignments for kids) and Children’s Workshops where children are shown around the museum by a Dutch and English guide and then they get to paint in a real studio. There are also painting birthday parties. All of these activities are for children ages six to twelve. The recommended time needed to visit this museum is two hours to a half a day.