The museum will open on 1 June, however not everyone will be able to come and visit. We will continue to bring Vincent van Gogh to you. On this page you will find a selection of tips to enjoy the museum from home.
On this page, you'll find a selection of things to do for young children, school children, the 'just curious' and the 'die hard art lovers'. There is a lot to discover online.
Join StoryZoo on an adventure through the museum or create your own Van Gogh painting with one of our colouring pages. Simply download and print, and get straight to work.
Create a Van Gogh classroom at home. We have a long list of video lessons to choose from. Get inspired by Japanese prints, like Van Gogh, or find out how many sunflowers are depicted in the famous painting! Lessons are available for both primairy and secondary school students.
Was Vincent van Gogh ever happy in love? Which Japanese influences are to be found in Vincent's work and what is the story behind the ear incident? Dive into our large collection of stories to find answers to these and many more questions.
Looking for a word of support? Vincent knew how to do that: "Love is the best and noblest in the human heart, especially when it has been tried in life as the gold in the fire," Vincent wrote to his brother Theo on April 3, 1878.
Vincent van Gogh was not only a great painter, he was also a great writer. He wrote hundreds of letters to Theo, in which he sometimes made small sketches of paintings he was working on.
Numerous stories are hidden in and underneath the paint of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. Unravel Van Gogh reveals what you cannot see with the naked eye. The app is suitable for use on your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. You don't need to download the app, you can start browsing straight away.
Almond Blossom, Sunflowers and Shoes are among Vincent van Gogh's most beloved paintings. Are you familiar with all masterpieces within our collection and the story behind the work? Find out!
Why did Vincent cut off his ear? In our YouTube series Van Gogh Questions, our researcher Bregje Gerritse answers the most frequently asked questions about Vincent van Gogh. A new video is released every Friday. Subscribe to our channel and ask Bregje your question!
Wander through the museum free from fellow visitors and search your favourite painting.
How come Van Gogh loved Japanese art, even though he never visited the country? What is there to know about Van Gogh's remarkable and world-famous paintings of sunflowers? The books present many new facts and insights on these and other topics.
The entire series will be made available online in the coming weeks. Ever two weeks a new book will be published, starting with Van Gogh and Japan.
Filmmakers have been captivated by Vincent van Gogh for years. Many movies provide convincing insight into Vincent's life. These are our film tips.
- At Eternity's Gate (2018): the difference between this film and all those other films about Van Gogh? The director Julian Schnabel is a painter himself;
- Loving Vincent (2017): the first completely painted feature film in the world;
- Lust for Life (1956): Actor Kirk Douglas, who passed away in 2020, plays Vincent as the often characterized tormented and unappreciated artist. The film won two Oscars.
Have you always dreamed of a Van Gogh masterpiece on your wall? This is now possible in Animal Crossings: New Horizons. This popular Nintendo Switch game allows you to build your own dream island, right from the comfort of your own couch.
We have transferred some of the most iconic Van Gogh paintings into patterns for you to use in the game!