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Van Gogh Museum


The Potato Eaters by Vincent van Gogh (1885)

In the Potato Eaters (more info ) Vincent van Gogh gave the peasants coarse faces and bony, working hands as the painting had to depict the harsh reality of country life.

He wanted to show in this way that they 'have tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish ... that they have thus honestly earned their food'.

Nowadays, the Potato Eaters is one of Van Gogh's most famous works.

How to get there?

tram2, 3, 5, 12 - stop Van Baerlestraat
parkingQ-Park Museumplein

Photo Tour - Museums in Amsterdam

  1. The Potato Eaters by Vincent van Gogh
  2. Allard Pierson Museum
  3. Bird's-Eye View of Amsterdam from 1538
  4. Amsterdam Hermitage
  5. Delft Bible from 1477
  6. Femme nue devant le jardin by Pablo Picasso
  7. National Maritime Museum
  8. Rembrandt House
  9. The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer


What's on at the Van Gogh Museum - from exhibitions to guided tours, workshops, children's activities and events

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