The Van Gogh Museum is accessible for visitors using a wheelchair or walking aid. Disabled visitors are offered priority entrance to minimise queueing time and can use the lift located at the entrance to the museum.
A disabled parking space is located in front of the museum at the Paulus Potterstraat, in addition to a dedicated drop-off/pick-up space for disabled visitors.
From Amsterdam Central Station, the best way to travel by public transport to the museum is using either tram 2 (towards Nieuw Sloten) or tram 5 (towards Amstelveen Binnenhof). Both of these trams depart from the western set of tram stops in front of Central Station. Alight the tram at the Van Baerlestraat stop.
From there, follow the grooved paving back in the direction from which the tram arrived. After about 100 metres, you will reach the warning paving. Cross the road to the right, crossing the tram lines and then a zebra crossing (both of which are about 6 metres long).
On the other side of the road, the grooved paving stops after about 5 metres. Continue by walking to the left and you will reach the museum on your right-hand side after about 50 metres.
Visiting with a companion?
Are you unable to independently navigate through the museum? If you are visiting the museum with a companion, he/she will not be required to pay the entrance fee. The companion’s ticket includes a multimedia guide.
Unfortunately, the companion's ticket is not available online. Please contact one of the hosts outside the museum once you’ve arrived. The host can help you further.
Disabled toilets are located on the ground floor of the museum. The museum lifts are suitable for wheelchairs weighing up to a maximum of 500kg.
Several loan wheelchairs are available at the cloakroom, please reserve in advance by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum also has foldable seats for visitors who are unable to stand for lengthy periods
The museum welcomes guide dogs fitted with a suitable harness.
Loop system in the auditorium
A loop system has been installed in the museum auditorium, where visitors can watch a film charting the life of Vincent van Gogh.
The most important gallery texts are gathered in a PDF file. Gallery texts describe the works of art form the permanent collection, identical to the texts you can read on the signs in the museum. Due to changes in the presentation of the collection, the file may differ slightly from the situation in the museum.
For visually impaired visitors, the museum has also collated the informative texts accompanying the exhibits into a booklet printed using a large font. The booklet is available for loan from the information desk.
- Download and read the gallery texts (pdf, 354 kb)
- Download the gallery texts for 'Van Gogh & Japan' (pdf, 0.15 mb)
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Sign language guided tours
The Van Gogh Museum offers guided tours in (international) sign language. Reserve a private guided tour for a group of up to 12 visitors at your chosen time. A sign language guided tour costs €80, excluding the price of admission to the museum (€18 per visitor).
To reserve a guided tour in sign language, please send an email to Mirjam Eikelenboom.
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Permanent place for Feeling Van Gogh
Feeling Van Gogh is an interactive programme specially for the blind and visually impaired with their seeing friends, family members and carers. Now with a permanent place in the museum. Feel, smell and listen to the Sunflowers.
Floor Plans for our Disabled Visitors
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For more information please contact museum staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 (0)20 5705 200.