Friday Night at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum

Things to Do, What's New — By Anna Bandurska on November 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

The Van Gogh Museum is one of the city’s best museums.  It has an extensive collection of the artist’s work, arranged chronologically over multiple floors.  Each section of Van Gogh’s work is prefaced by short bits of information to contextualize it in his personal life.  More important pieces are brought to the foreground and their historical and artistic importance are highlighted.

The museum is very popular with visitors, and is frequently very busy during high season and on weekends.  If you’re looking to visit during these busy times, be prepared for a fairly long queue.

Friday nights at the museum are a more interesting, and less busy way, to take in Van Gogh’s masterpieces.  On Friday nights the Van Gogh museum is open until 10pm, and there is always something special going on.  Live music, special lectures, video projections, lounge chairs and a bar are just some of the things that convert the museum’s main hall into a relaxed meeting place.  The museum collection is also open, so you can take in all the art at a leisurely pace.  There are no special tickets for the event and they can be purchased at the door.