The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, houses the world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890): more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 800 letters as well as the artist’s own collection of Japanese prints. The core of the collection originally comes from the artist’s family and is now the property of the Vincent van Gogh Foundation.

The museum aims to provide a rich overview of the art of Van Gogh and the century in which he lived. Masterpieces such as The potato eaters, The yellow house, Sunflowers and The bedroom are just a few of the world-famous works on display. Alongside the core collections, the museum presents a broad range of paintings, graphic art and sculpture from the period c. 1840-1920 including displays of Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as well as Salon and Symbolist art. Many of these works are by artists Van Gogh admired, including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin and Georges Seurat.

Since it opened in 1973, the Van Gogh Museum has enjoyed increasing popularity. Now, every year, some 1.5 million people come to Amsterdam from all over the world to admire the work of Van Gogh. The visitor can see from his paintings how, just in ten years, he evolved from a rather old-fashioned working artist into one of the forerunners of modern art. Temporary exhibitions, educational displays, publications and an extensive library covering 19th and early 20th-century art offer visitors and researchers the opportunity to explore the period in more depth.