The Van Gogh Museum is located in Amsterdam and houses the largest collection of artworks by Vincent Van Gogh in the world. It is the most visited museum in the Netherlands.
The permanent collection includes over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and more than 750 letters by Van Gogh. The museum also presents exhibitions on various subjects from 19th Century art history.
The artist was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade, he created about 2.100 artworks, including landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portratis paintings. He became famous after his dead and his siucide at 37 came after years of mental illness, depression and poverty. Today, its works are among the world´s most expenisve paintings which have even been sold.