Van Gogh Museum
1071 DJ Amsterdam
1070 AJ Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 570 5200
Where is the Van Gogh Museum ?
The permanent exhibition of Van Gogh works are
on display in this building.
The Kurokawa wing, designed by Kisho
Kurokawa, opened in 1999 and is used for
The main and permanent exhibition is set up in
chronological order and reflects the 5 different
periodes of his life as an artist.
Vincent van Gogh made many self-portraits. As he didn't make any money as an artist
(he sold only one painting during his life) he couldn't always afford to pay a model to
pose for him, forcing him to paint self-portraits.
As a birthday present for his mother, he made 'Self-Portrait without Beard' in 1889. In
1998, the painting was sold for $ 71,5 million and is now in a private collection.
The Van Gogh Museum houses a collection of
more than 200 paintings, 700 letters and 500
drawings by Vincent Van Gogh.
This collection of Van Gogh paintings is the
largest in the world. More than 1,5 million people
visit the museum each year.
The main building of the museum, the Rietveld
Building, designed by Dutch architect Gerrit
Rietveld, opened its doors to the public in 1973.
Self-Portrait without beard (1889)
Self-Portrait with a Pipe (1886)
Self-Portrait as a Painter (1887-1888)
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat (1887)
Self Portrait (1887)
View of Amsterdam from Central Station (1885)
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