The Van Gogh Museum offers a wide range of activities for young and old. Have a look at all our activities during our stay at the Hermitage Amsterdam (until 25 April 2013).


Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait as a painter (1887-1888), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)Available in English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian.
Price € 5.
School groups € 2.50.
Groups of 15 people and over € 4.50. Reserve from Antenna Audio: T +31 (0)20 673 68 24,

Download or listen to the audio-tour fragment Self-portrait as a painter:


The documentary A life dedicated to art will be continually shown at the presentation. This unique film portrays Vincent van Gogh as an artist and an individual, from his childhood in Brabant, through his troubled years of learning his trade in Nuenen and his growing maturity as an artist in Paris, to the enervating culmination of his career in southern France. Experts describe Vincent’s sources of inspiration and reveal his struggles to evolve into a truly modern artist.

Introductory tour

Every Thursday you may present your admission ticket to take a free introductory tour of Vincent. The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam (lasts around 50 minutes). Maximum 15 people per tour, sign up on the day at the information desk. Tour in Dutch starts at 2 pm, tour in English starts at 3:15 pm.

Saturday lectures (in Dutch only)

Every last Saturday of the month at 2 pm in the auditorium (lasts around 45 minutes). Entrance free for museum visitors. Auditorium opens from 1.30 pm. Reservation not required. See full programme.

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