Monday, 11 June 2012

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Apparently the most visited museum in the Netherlands, the Van Gogh Museum hosts the largest  collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. There  are two buildings: the main building (Rietveld), which  hosts permanent displays, and an oval shaped  building (Kurokawa) which you can reach from the  main building by going underground. 
In the main building, there are 4 floors. Amongst  these 4 floors are some of Van Gogh's most famous paintings, along with his lesser known art. There is also work from some of Van Gogh's contemporaries, as well as information on restoration. You can see works such as 'The Potato Eaters', 'Sunflowers' and 'Self Portrait', as well as others.
From here you can travel through an underground tunnel to reach the Kurokawa building. Here there is a display of major temporary displays. Outside is also one of Van Gogh's works recreated with pebbles.

I have to say though, for the price of 14 Euros, it is only really worth going if you are a big Van Gogh/art fan. For me, it was wasted. The majority of the paintings I didn't know, as I am not a big art fan, so I couldn't fully appreciate the experience. However, if you are an art lover, then this is a must!!