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Van Gogh Museum

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Gerrit Rietveld
 
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The main building of the Van Gogh Museum is located at the Paulus Potterstraat, and was the first building of the museum, where both the collection was house and the varying expositions took place. Now this part is only used for the presentation of the permanent collection. The building was designed in 1963-64 by Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld. After he died, his companions completed the building. Rietveld was an important member of De Stijl, a group of progressive artiest and architects who where active during the 1920s and published their own magazine. From his modernist vision, Rietveld emphasized in his designs on the geometric shapes with light and open spaces. The most striking part of this museum are the stairs in the central hall. The daylight enters the hall from above, through the large hall and pours into the adjacent galleries.

 

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Van Gogh Museum
Address
Paulus Potterstraat 7
Netherlands
http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl
Project is public!
Opening hours Museum: daily 10-18 hr, Friday until 22 hr. Buy your ticket online, to skip the large waiting cues.
How to get there? The Van Gogh Museum is parked at the Museumplein in Amsterdam, in-between the Rijksmuseum the Stedelijk Museum. From Central Station take tram 2 (direction Nieuw Sloten) or 5 (direction Amstelveen Binnenhof) stop at Van Baerlestraat. From train Station Zuid WTC take tram 5 (direction Centraal Station) and stop at Van Baerlestraat. Or take tram 3 or 12 and stop at Van Baerlestraat, or bus 145, 170 & 172 and stop at Museumplein.
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Completion 1973
ArchitectGerrit Rietveld
Client Van Gogh Museum
 
Project ID 1401
Latitude/Longitude 52°21'31N 04°52'51E
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