Do you suffer from sensory sensitivity? Read on for information to help you effectively prepare your visit to the Van Gogh Museum.
The Van Gogh Museum can become very busy on most days of the year. If you would prefer a quieter visit to the museum, we recommend booking your visit outside of the school holidays.
Music on Fridays
Every last Friday of the month, the museum presents Vincent on Friday. During this evening performances and activities take place in the museum.Possibly there is music playing in the entrance hall. If you are looking for a quiet visit, these evenings are not so suitable. There is no Vincent on Friday in June, July and August.
We recommend all visitors to purchase a ticket online in advance of their visit. Each ticket has a start time. The start times earlier and later in the day are often the quietest, although there are no guarantees.
With an online ticket, you do not need to stand in the queue at the ticket office. You may have a short wait at the entrance where the tickets are scanned, and may also have to wait before handing in your coat at the cloakroom.
Reading our house rules will also help you prepare for a visit to the museum.
Floor plan with facilities
Becoming accustomed with the floor plan in advance of your visit will help you find your way around the museum. Pick up a copy from one of the Information Desks in the museum or download it here (PDF, c. 0.26 MB).
Tickets and visiting with a companion
Planning a visit to the museum? Book tickets in advance, so you don't miss out.
Visitors who are unable to navigate their way through the museum independently are permitted to bring a companion with them for free. The companion’s ticket includes a free multimedia guide. The companion’s ticket is also available online.
The museum welcomes guide dogs fitted with a suitable harness. There is no need to register guide dogs prior to your visit. Dogs can be walked on Museumplein, which is located next to the museum.
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to ensuring accessibility for all of its visitors. If you have any other questions regarding what to expect when you visit the museum, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +31 (0)20 570 5200. Please also get in touch if you cannot find any specific information you require.