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Van Gogh Museum Tour

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Meet outside the museum

Private Tour

See Great Art with Context

Van Gogh was remarkable for many reasons but what makes his career as an artist so fascinating is that it was very short, a mere 10 years. His style changed dramatically during that period as we see from his paintings. What was happening inside his head during that period is also well documented in his letters to his brother, Theo. This gives an insight into the emotional turmoil and obsessions that made him a trailblazer of the post-Impressionist period.

  • We start the tour with a summary of his life before he started drawing
  • Then we go gallery by gallery through the 4 main periods of his work.
  • In each gallery we explain what was happening in his life that led his to making the choices he did.
  • We take a close look at many of the paintings and see his developing techniques he experiments with.
  • We show you art that influenced his during these different stages.
  • And sometimes use quotes from his letters and contemoraries to explain the emotions he wanted to convey though his painting


Excellent Tour (from Tripadvisor – March 2024 by Mary Ellen)

We have been following Mark via his videos and were happy to have an in person tour with him of the Van Gogh Museum. Mark was well prepared and informative. We have a new understanding and appreciation of Van Gogh

Outstanding Tour Guide. Highlight of our trip to Amsterdam (from Tripadvisor – March 2024 by Cathy W)

Mark was an amazing tour guide. He is so passionate about art. Having him guide us through the museums gave us a different experience than had we gone on our own. He was so knowledgeable not only about the art but the history of Amsterdam. He also gave us great recommendations for restaurants and other things to do during our visit. We can’t wait to go back and do the tulip tour!!