Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour

Delve deeper into a world of art and history with a guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh paintings, including iconic masterpieces like Sunflowers and The Bedroom in Arles.

A guided tour will reveal more about each painting and the different phases of Van Gogh’s life when he painted them.

It lasts 1.5 hours and offers skip-the-line entry at the Museum; you can also explore the collection at your own pace after its completion.

The tour costs €68 for all age groups and can accommodate 10 people.

Large families and groups of friends particularly find it budget-friendly.

But if you want a more personalized experience, we suggest booking a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum.

Tour Features

  • Van Gogh Museum entry ticket (access to the entire museum)
  • Experienced German or English guide
  • Skip the line through a separate entrance.

Van Gogh Museum Guided Tour Prices

A guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum costs €68 for all age groups.

Visitors AgeTicket Price
Ages 99 and younger€68

Meeting Point for Guided Tour

You will meet your guide at the front of the group entrance to the museum at Paulus Potterstraat 7.

The guide will be wearing a red name tag. 

Important: The group entrance is not the main entrance. Please find the address in Google Maps so that you are at the proper meeting point.

Things You Need to Know Before Visiting

  • The guided tour is part of an entry ticket package. Hence, you won’t get a full refund if you skip it.
  • Due to the high number of visitors, tours at the museum might start and finish up to 15 minutes later than planned to ensure everyone is present for entry. If the tour starts late, the guide will compensate for the lost time so that you still get the full 1.5-hour experience.
  • Flash photography is not allowed inside the museum.


1 . What is included in the Van Gogh Museum guided tour?

The Van Gogh Museum guided tour includes skip-the-line access, an expert guide, museum highlights, and context about Van Gogh’s work. 

Some tours may offer a deeper dive into specific art, details about Van Gogh’s life, or temporary exhibits.

2. When does the guided tour begin and end?

The Van Gogh Museum guided tour begins twice a day, ie, at 11 am and 2 pm. The first shift ends at 12.30 pm, and the second shift ends at 3.30 pm.

3. How long does a Van Gogh Museum guided tour typically last?

Guided tours usually last 1 to 1.5 hours, providing a comprehensive museum collection overview.

4. Does the guided tour include pick up and drop off?

No, guided tours to the Van Gogh Museum don’t offer visitors pick-up and drop-off from their hotels. We recommend that visitors stay close to the Museumplein area or use Amsterdam’s public transportation. 

5. Why should I consider a Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam guided tour?

A guided tour offers insightful commentary and context to Van Gogh’s life and works, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of his art.

6. Is photography allowed during guided tours?

Photography is generally allowed in the museum, but you cannot use a flash near certain artworks.

7. Is the guided tour available in languages other than English and German?

No, the group guided tour is only available in English and German. If you want a multilingual tour with more language options, we suggest buying an entry ticket with an audio guide or a private tour.

8. Are children allowed on the guided tour? Is there a minimum age requirement?

The tour has no minimum age requirement, and children can participate. However, guided tours usually commence during peak hours. Hence, we’d recommend that adults and parents supervise children at the museum.

9. What are the benefits of taking a guided tour?

A guided tour gives you expert insights into Van Gogh’s life and work. You learn fascinating aspects of the artist’s life and the stories behind his paintings. You can also ask your tour guide questions and learn more. It also lets you navigate the museum efficiently and check its highlights.

10. Will I get a refund on the Guided Tour?

You can cancel upto 24 hours in advance for a full refund after booking your tour.

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