Are you blind or partially sighted and planning on visiting the museum? Read more about the special facilities available at the Van Gogh Museum.
The paintings of the museum are sensitive to light. Light can cause discolouration of pigments: some colors fade, others darken. The lighting in the museum is arranged so that the artworks are damaged as little as possible. As a result, the lighting is not optimal for visually impaired visitors. We are working on improvement, taking the sensitivity of the artworks into account.
Floor plan with facilities
We have published a floor plan featuring information about our facilities. Pick up a copy from one of the Information Desks at the museum or download it here (PDF, c. 0.26 MB).
Tickets and visiting with a companion.
In light of crowding, we recommend you book ahead online. 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. You can book the free companion’s ticket online.
The Van Gogh Museum is located at Museumplein 6 in Amsterdam. The museum is easy to reach using public transport. From Amsterdam Central Station, we recommend using the following route:
- Take tram 2 (towards Nieuw Sloten) or tram 12 (towards Amstelstation). 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.
- 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. You will reach the museum on your right-hand side after about 50 metres.
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.
Gallery texts partially-sighted visitors
Gallery texts describe the artworks in the permanent collection or temporary exhibition, and are identical to the texts you can read on the signs in the museum. We have collated the most important gallery texts in a PDF file. Due to changes in the presentation of the collection, the gallery texts may differ slightly from the current situation in the museum.
Prefer not to read from a screen? A booklet with the gallery texts in large font is available for loan from the Information Desk in the Entrance Hall .
- Download the gallery texts for the permanent collection (PDF, 355 KB)
- Download the gallery texts for the exhibition (PDF, 1931 kb)
If you have any questions or comments regarding these documents, we would be pleased to hear from you. Get in touch by sending an email to email@example.com.
Feeling Van Gogh
Feeling Van Gogh is an interactive programme designed especially for blind and partially-sighted visitors and their seeing friends, family members and companions. Feeling Van Gogh has a permanent place in the museum, with a 3D reproduction of the painting Sunflowers. Feel Van Gogh’s brushstrokes, smell the sunflowers and listen to the painting.
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to ensuring accessibility for all of its visitors. If you cannot find the information you require or have a question or comment, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +31 (0)20 570 5200.