Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum Excursion Reviews

The Van Gogh Museum houses an impressive array of impressionist and post-impressionist art, including the world's largest Vincent Van Gogh collection.
The museum followed the life time of Van Gogh's art.
Sail Date: November 2018
The museum followed the life time of Van Gogh's art. It must have housed over 200 of his his paintings. Very frustrating that you are not allowed to take pictures without a flash.
The museum followed the life time of Van Gogh's art. It must have housed over 200 of his his paintings. Very frustrating that you are not allowed to take pictures without a flash. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The Van Gogh museum is very popular, and difficult to get into, so we were happy to have the ...
Sail Date: October 2018
The Van Gogh museum is very popular, and difficult to get into, so we were happy to have the opportunity to go as part of the ship's tour, and get in when it first opened. The museum provided headsets for listening to information ... Read More
The Van Gogh museum is very popular, and difficult to get into, so we were happy to have the opportunity to go as part of the ship's tour, and get in when it first opened. The museum provided headsets for listening to information about the paintings and Van Gogh's life. The museum got crowded in a hurry, but it was still a great opportunity to see it without waiting in line. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
We bought an I AMsterdam city card and the VG Museum was included, but we still had to reserve an ...
Sail Date: July 2018
We bought an I AMsterdam city card and the VG Museum was included, but we still had to reserve an entry time online ahead of time. So glad we did. A very nice museum of Van Gogh and his contemporaries. Well worth visiting.
We bought an I AMsterdam city card and the VG Museum was included, but we still had to reserve an entry time online ahead of time. So glad we did. A very nice museum of Van Gogh and his contemporaries. Well worth visiting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Up close and personal with Van Gogh and his contemporary artists was a great experiance.
Sail Date: July 2018
Up close and personal with Van Gogh and his contemporary artists was a great experiance.
Up close and personal with Van Gogh and his contemporary artists was a great experiance. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Van Gogh museum was crowded with limited time to explore.
Sail Date: June 2018
Van Gogh museum was crowded with limited time to explore.
Van Gogh museum was crowded with limited time to explore. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Well done.
Sail Date: June 2018
Well done. Very descriptive of Van Gogh’s life from childhood to his death.
Well done. Very descriptive of Van Gogh’s life from childhood to his death. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
The special Van Gogh Japan exhibit was spectacular.
Sail Date: June 2018
The special Van Gogh Japan exhibit was spectacular. We had no idea about how Japanese wood block art influenced Van Gogh. Much better appreciation for his work and can see the influence. BOOK VISIT ONLINE.
The special Van Gogh Japan exhibit was spectacular. We had no idea about how Japanese wood block art influenced Van Gogh. Much better appreciation for his work and can see the influence. BOOK VISIT ONLINE. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very disappointing to me as the Van Gogh works were amost all from his very early period.
Sail Date: June 2018
Very disappointing to me as the Van Gogh works were amost all from his very early period.
Very disappointing to me as the Van Gogh works were amost all from his very early period. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Crowded but all encompassing of Van Goghs life and art.
Sail Date: May 2018
Crowded but all encompassing of Van Goghs life and art.
Crowded but all encompassing of Van Goghs life and art. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
A Must see museum .
Sail Date: May 2018
A Must see museum . What a vast display of his work and personal items. You don't need to be a art enthusiast to enjoy this museum.
A Must see museum . What a vast display of his work and personal items. You don't need to be a art enthusiast to enjoy this museum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Collection is a little thin.
Sail Date: May 2018
Collection is a little thin. Tickets are only available on line. We were able to do this through the concierge at our hotel.
Collection is a little thin. Tickets are only available on line. We were able to do this through the concierge at our hotel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Booked in advance online as research recommended visitors would not be able to just "turn up" on ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Booked in advance online as research recommended visitors would not be able to just "turn up" on the day. We arrived for our allocated time of 1pm and went straight in. An impressive modern building housing a magnificent ... Read More
Booked in advance online as research recommended visitors would not be able to just "turn up" on the day. We arrived for our allocated time of 1pm and went straight in. An impressive modern building housing a magnificent collection of Van Gogh's works, as well as those of some of the other Impressionists who inspired him. A comprehensive history and biography accompanied the exhibits - which was very interested. An optional audio guide was available. Very busy - but worth persevering with. The advance information sent by the museum was excellent - and included a personalised "welcome video". Would recommend a visit... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Audio tour was a bit hard to follow the dialog and find the art work.
Sail Date: March 2018
Audio tour was a bit hard to follow the dialog and find the art work.
Audio tour was a bit hard to follow the dialog and find the art work. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
When we arrived in the morning the weather was foggy and drizzly.
Sail Date: November 2017
When we arrived in the morning the weather was foggy and drizzly. So we didn't see a lot. It is a very large city and while we were on the bus to go the the Van Gogh museum we saw block after block of apartments. Apparently the ... Read More
When we arrived in the morning the weather was foggy and drizzly. So we didn't see a lot. It is a very large city and while we were on the bus to go the the Van Gogh museum we saw block after block of apartments. Apparently the population is 840,000 so very large city. And even more bicycles. The museum was amazing. Beautiful building and multiple floors of exhibits. I thought our guide could have provided a little more info/insight into the works of art. We had over an hour to ourselves before going back to the bus and there wasn't anything else to do except look at the works of art again but not learn anymore. So the tour is worth going but maybe rent a headset if your guide isn't more forthcoming. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Wonderful museum.
Sail Date: September 2017
Wonderful museum. Well laid out exhibits with a thorough explanation of his life and times. Loved it!
Wonderful museum. Well laid out exhibits with a thorough explanation of his life and times. Loved it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We bought timed tickets ahead of time and were surprised at how busy and crowded it was.
Sail Date: August 2017
We bought timed tickets ahead of time and were surprised at how busy and crowded it was. definitely not my favourite experience!
We bought timed tickets ahead of time and were surprised at how busy and crowded it was. definitely not my favourite experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Tickets are available on line in advance to avoid the long queues.
Sail Date: July 2017
Tickets are available on line in advance to avoid the long queues. We didn't plan ahead, but arrived late morning to a very quick moving line, about 15 minutes. Once inside, the museum is well laid out and easy to navigate. Backpacks ... Read More
Tickets are available on line in advance to avoid the long queues. We didn't plan ahead, but arrived late morning to a very quick moving line, about 15 minutes. Once inside, the museum is well laid out and easy to navigate. Backpacks are not allowed inside, so either leave it behind or be prepared to spend some time in line checking it in or out at the desk. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Another great guide!
Sail Date: June 2017
Another great guide! The museum was very good too, but we paid extra for the audio guide.
Another great guide! The museum was very good too, but we paid extra for the audio guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Excellent representation of his brief painting career and life.
Sail Date: May 2017
Excellent representation of his brief painting career and life. The rest of Amsterdam, especially out of the tourist area was outstanding. A very walkable city along with great tram service.
Excellent representation of his brief painting career and life. The rest of Amsterdam, especially out of the tourist area was outstanding. A very walkable city along with great tram service. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Very nice museum, best to book ahead to avoid standing in long lines.
Sail Date: April 2017
Very nice museum, best to book ahead to avoid standing in long lines.
Very nice museum, best to book ahead to avoid standing in long lines. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Viking's concierge booked our tickets and we visited the museum on our own.
Sail Date: November 2016
Viking's concierge booked our tickets and we visited the museum on our own. It was spectacular. The paintings are arranged chronologically on 3 floors and we toured on own in that order. It was busy but not really crowded in early ... Read More
Viking's concierge booked our tickets and we visited the museum on our own. It was spectacular. The paintings are arranged chronologically on 3 floors and we toured on own in that order. It was busy but not really crowded in early December. We were able to take our time and see all that we wanted. The cafe was very good also. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
If you like Van Gogh, it's a great place to visit.
Sail Date: October 2016
If you like Van Gogh, it's a great place to visit.
If you like Van Gogh, it's a great place to visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This may be my new favorite art museum.
Sail Date: September 2016
This may be my new favorite art museum. The way the works are arranged chronologically, along with biographical materials and explanations of influences, techniques, etc. was so informative and interesting. A much better experience than ... Read More
This may be my new favorite art museum. The way the works are arranged chronologically, along with biographical materials and explanations of influences, techniques, etc. was so informative and interesting. A much better experience than just looking at paintings. Highly recommended! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
facinating look at his art and his life
Sail Date: September 2016
facinating look at his art and his life
facinating look at his art and his life Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
As I indicated above the Van Gogh tour was booked through viator as a package with the Rijksmuseum, ...
Sail Date: August 2016
As I indicated above the Van Gogh tour was booked through viator as a package with the Rijksmuseum, which included lunch at the van gogh. The pre arranged lunch that came with the tour wasn't very good. If I had it to do over again I ... Read More
As I indicated above the Van Gogh tour was booked through viator as a package with the Rijksmuseum, which included lunch at the van gogh. The pre arranged lunch that came with the tour wasn't very good. If I had it to do over again I would forgo the tour lunch and simply pay for my own at the little cafe in the museum which offered much better menu items then we were served. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises