How to get to Van Gogh Museum

Set out to discover the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum!

The Van Gogh Museum is located at Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands, and features excellent accessibility through various transport choices. 

Our guide on how to get to Van Gogh Museum guarantees a smooth journey whether you take the tram, bus, or drive yourself. 

Let’s explore how to get to Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.

How to get to Van Gogh Museum?

By Bus

By Bus Van Gogh museum
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  • Travel time: About 33 minutes. 
  • Closest Stops: Leidseplein, Museumplein and Concertgebouw
  • Timings: Daily from 6 am to 12.30 am. After 12.30 am, night buses are available for city travel.

Here’s how you get there: 

  • Option 1

Take bus 397, heading towards AMS Elandsgracht. 

Get off at Concertgebouw, which is a short 4-minute walk from the Van Gogh

  • Option 2

Board any one of the buses 305, 314, 41, 65, or 852.

These buses can drop you off at various stops, including Leidseplein, Museumplein, Concertgebouw, Ferdinand Bolstraat, or Vijzelgracht.

All these stops are just an 8-minute walk from the museum.

  • Option 3

Take bus 347 heading to Uithoorn.

This bus offers a direct route from Amsterdam Central to the Van Gogh Museum.

By Tram

By Tram Van gogh
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  • Travel time: 16 to 20 minutes
  • Closest Stop: Museumplein and Van Baerlestraat
  • Timings: Starts at 6 am on weekdays and 7 am on weekends till midnight

Here’s how you get there: 

  • Choose tram numbers 3, 5, or 12 to Museumplein
  • Get off at Museumplein
  • The Van Gogh Museum is just a minute’s walk from this station.

Alternate Option:

You also have the option to board trams 12, 2, or 5, which are light rail trains.

You can board these trams to get to different nearby stops: 

Van Baerlestraat: A 6-minute walk from the museum. 

Spiegelgracht: A 10-minute walk to the museum from this stop.

By Train

  • Travel time: 4 minutes
  • Closest Stop: Vijzelgracht
  • Timings: 6.30 am to 12.30 am daily (the train departs every 10 minutes)

Here’s how you get there: 

  • From Amsterdam Central Station, board the train to Vijzelgracht
  • Choose between IC (InterCity) and SPR (Sprinter) trains.
  • Enjoy a quick 4-minute train ride to Vijzelgracht. The museum is about 10 minutes away.

By Metro

  • Travel time: 16 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station
  • Closest Stop: De Pijp station
  • Timings: Weekday: 5.30 am, Saturday: 6.30 am, Sundays and holidays: 7.30 am

Here’s how you get there: 

  • Hop on metro number 52. 
  • Get off at De Pijp Station.

How to Reach Van Gogh Museum by Car?

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Follow these directions to Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam from Airport.

Travel time: about 25 to 30 minutes

  • Head northwest towards Koepelstraat. 
  • Continue down that road until you reach Handelskade. 
  • Turn right onto Energiestraat. 
  • After that, turn left onto the ramp to Westelijke Randweg. 
  • Look for signs showing the way toward Schipol Noord or Schipol Oost. 
  • Turn left on the A4 and merge with Haarlem or Utrecht. 
  • Continue onto A10 and take exit 8 for s108 toward Oud Zuid. 
  • Turn left onto Amstelveenseweg. 
  • Continue onto De Lairessestraat. 
  • From Concertgebouwplein, continue toward Paulus Potterstraat. 
  • You will reach the Van Gogh Museum.

How to get to Van Gogh Museum by Walking

Be ready for a 30 to 35 minute walk to the museum from the Amsterdam Central Station.

Amsterdam is a walk-friendly city. As you walk, see the city’s architecture and culture, and also stop for some snacks.

You can also rent a bike and ride through Vondelpark to the museum.

Here are the directions:

  • Start by heading west on Stationsplein. 
  • Turn left onto Rokin and Continue on Rokin. 
  • Turn left at Singel. 
  • After Singel, turn right onto Muntplein. 
  • Continue on to Vijzelstraat. 
  • Turn right onto Herengracht. 
  • Make a left turn onto Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. Continue onto Brug 69/Spiegelgracht and keep following Spiegelgracht. 
  • Continue onto Weteringschans. Keep following the road onto Museumbrug. 
  • Continue onto Museumstraat. Turn right toward Museumplein. 
  • Finally, turn left onto Museumplein.

Parking at Van Gogh Museum

Image: Q-Park.nl

Here are some options for parking near Van Gogh Museum:

Parking Museum Quarter

This parking space is 550 meters away, around a 6 to 7 minutes walk.

Johannes Vermeerstraat 2 Parking

This parking space is 300 meters away, around 5 minutes walk.


This parking space is 50 to 70 meters away, around 1 minutes walk.

Museumplein Q- Park

This parking space is 250 meters away, around 3 minutes walk.

Cost: About € 30 (US$ 32)

WeParc- Rembrandtplein Car Park

This parking space is 1.6 km away, around 15 minutes walk.

Cost: About € 20 (US$ 21) to € 40 (US$ 42)


1. How much to get in Van Gogh museum?

The Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum tickets depend on inclusion.
The Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam ticket price starts at € 22 (US$ 24) and goes up to € 540 (US$ 598).
You can book your tickets here.

2. How to Get to Van Gogh Museum from Airport?

To reach the Van Gogh Museum from Amsterdam airport, take a bus, train, or taxi. 
The specific route and travel time depend on your chosen mode of transport.

3.When to visit Van Gogh Museum?

To avoid crowds, visiting the Van Gogh Museum during the early morning hours between 9 am and 11 am or later in the afternoon after 3 pm is best.

4. How to Reach Van Gogh Museum by Bus?

Take bus 397 to Concertgebouw or buses 305, 314, 41, 65, or 852 to nearby stops, all within an 8-minute walk. 
Bus 347 offers a direct route from Amsterdam Central.

5. What time does the Van Gogh Museum open?

The Van Gogh Museum opens daily at 9 am throughout the year.

How to Reach Van Gogh Museum by Train?

Take a train from Amsterdam Central to Vijzelgracht, a quick 4 minute ride.

How long should I spend at the Van Gogh Museum?

A visit to the Van Gogh Museum typically takes 2 hours to view the highlights, but art fans can spend up to 4 hours or more exploring.

How to get to Van Gogh Museum from Central Station?

There are two ways to get to the Van Gogh Museum from Amsterdam Central: 
Take Tram 2 or 12 to Van Baerlestraat and exit at that stop. 
Alternatively, you can opt for Bus 347 (towards Uithoorn) or 357 (towards Kudelstaart) and get off at the Museumplein stop
If you prefer to drive, you can use the Van Gogh Museum’s parking facilities at Q-Park, located below Museumplein.

What are the directions from St Nicolas church Amsterdam to Van Gogh Museum?

By Metro
From the Basilica, walk for about 2 minutes to the central station.
Hop on Metro number 52.
Get off at Vijzelgracht.
Walk for 12 minutes to reach the Van Gogh Museum

What are the waiting times at the Van Gogh Museum?

The waiting times at the Van Gogh Museum can vary depending on the day and time of your visit.
It can range from 15 minutes to 2 hours.

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