The building

The Van Gogh Museum consists of two buildings: the main structure designed by Gerrit Rietveld and opened in 1973, and the Exhibition Wing by Kisho Kurokawa completed in 1999. The architecture of the museum has a complex history: apart from these two architects, several others have contributed to finishing, rebuilding or remodelling parts of both buildings.

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New entrance on Museum square

Construction has started of the new entrance of the Van Gogh Museum on the Museum Square side.

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The Van Gogh Museum is housed in two buildings: the main building, which opened in 1973, and the exhibition wing, completed in 1999.

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Main building

It was designed in 1963-64 by Gerrit Rietveld and completed after his death by his partners. The museum opened in 1973.

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Exhibition Wing

The exhibition wing was designed by Kisho Kurokawa and opened in 1999.

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The Van Gogh Museum faces the Paulus Potterstraat and has its back to the Museumplein (Museum Square).

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Gerrit Rietveld, Kisho Kurokawa and Martien van Goor each designed part of the museum complex. Read more about their lives and work.

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Publications on the architecture and architects of the Van Gogh Museum.

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