If you’re definitely going to the Van Gogh and/or the Rijks Museum, buy your tickets on line before you go. That way you can avoid the long lines for the ticket window. It was fabulous to cruise past literally hundreds of people waiting in line. I felt like a VIP sailing past the velvet rope at a hot New York nightclub.
Anyway, unlike the Rijks, the Van Gogh is a “do-able” sized museum. The Rijks is like the Louvre, you can spend days there and not see it all. Obviously it concentrates on Van Gogh and some other impressionist painters.
The Van Gogh, though, is not for the faint hearted. I went for a special exhibit of Rembrandt and Caravaggio works, so it was especially crowded. It can be tough to see some of the paintings because of the crowds. There was some real jostling for position. The day I was there, the ladies restroom flooded, causing a major line for the one remaining facility.
over 6 years ago