Family Friendly Tour

Family Friendly Tour to Van Gogh Museum

Vincent’s art is beloved and known all over the world. But do you also know his story?

This small group tour is suitable for children and given by a Dutch art historian with a children education degree.

In this tour we will dive deep into the life, art and inspiration of Vincent. You will learn why and how Van Gogh started taking up the brush at 27. Discover the importance of his beloved brother Theo in his life, and gain understanding about his relationships and his family. Van Gogh was tormented by his mental difficulties, learn how this shows, next to his genius and his temper, in his masterpieces such as ‘The Potato Eaters’, ‘The Sun Flowers’, ‘The Yellow House’ and ‘The Almond Blossom’. You will get a better understanding about the different artistic periods, for example his ‘dark period’ in Brabant, his experimental period in Paris, and his turbulent time with Gauguin in the yellow house in Arles. Vincent takes his own life at 37, his art dealer brother Theo dies a few months later. So who is the person who makes Vincent famous? Behind every success story of a man stands a great woman…

This tour is not only a tribute; a tour about Vincent is a tour about love, dedication, courage and brotherhood visible in every brushstroke.

Price per adult: 99
Price per child: 59
Tour duration: 1 hour
Additional info:

Starting Point:

Mirroring cube next to the main entrance of the museum


What guests say

It was like experiencing the life of Van Gogh and at the same time enjoying his art

It was such a good experience. Florentine was very kind and knew a lot. She would also take time to take pictures and to make the most of the experience, she gave us a lot of tips and information It was like experiencing the life of Van Gogh and at the same time enjoying his art. I recommend it !

Book her if she’s available!

Our guide was incredible! She made the whole experience just wonderful. Full of knowledge and passion for the subject. Took an interest in what we wanted to see and learn about. Florentine is a terrific guide. Book her if she’s available!

We enjoyed this tour immensely and would definitely recommend him!

Chiel was our guide for the tour and I must say, we were very happy with him. He was very polite, kind and interactive. He set the mood for discovering more about the life of Vincent Van Gogh with selective paintings which I really liked. We enjoyed this tour immensely and would definitely recommend him! Thanks Chiel! 😊❤️

First rate and worth the money

Our guide Florentina was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and a good presenter. I’m a retired Museum Director. First rate and worth the money.

Even our daughter was hooked

I honestly have to say this was an amazing tour due to our guide. The way how she took us through Vincent Van Goghs life from start to finish had us hooked. She explained it with a lot of detail and provided additional images for us to view of his work. She left a lasting impression on us. My 8 y/o daughter was as well very intrigued and answering the questions the guide had asked. So even our daughter was hooked. Highly recommend the tour!

My private guide was exceptional!

My private guide was exceptional! She is extremely knowledgeable and has curated the most interesting and worthwhile paintings that elevated my limited knowledge of art. She was also attentive to the needs of older people. I would highly recommend this tour!!

A terrific tour with a very knowledgeable and engaging guide

A terrific tour with a very knowledgeable and engaging guide. I know some art history and this tour was well done, accessible, and focused. After hearing our guide’s specific insight of various phases of Van Gogh’s life and painting, after the tour we were able to go back and view what we wanted to spend more time with the paintings. Upon entering the museum, we went in ahead of the line, so the access is great.

Best tour I’ve been on

Our guide, Fannie, was absolutely fantastic! Best tour I’ve been on. I wish she could lead every museum tour. Such a wonderful experience and afternoon. I walked away smiling and full of knowledge. A big thank you!

I can say she was one of the best guides I’ve ever had on something like this

The tour guide was exceptional. Florentine really understood Art and Van Gogh’s life. I felt invested and didn’t want to miss anything she said. I can say she was one of the best guides I’ve ever had on something like this.

Well done and would book again!

Valery did an excellent job. Great work navigating the crowds while providing interesting info I hadn't heard before about Vincent. Well done and would book again.

I’m so glad I took this tour

I'm so glad I took this tour. It provided much more understanding into the life of Van Gogh than I would have learned just from reading the cards by the paintings. I'll recommend this tour to others in the future. I also appreciate that it was a small group!

What guests ask

For larger bookings, please reach out to us via email or our contact form.

If you booked a private tour we can include the temporary exhibition if you wish. However our small group tours focus on the permanent collection. After the tour you can enjoy the entire museum, including the temporary exhibition.

Our private tours are family-friendly and tailored to the needs of the group, making them suitable for children. Children are also welcome in small group tours; however, please note that these tours are not specifically catered to children. In such cases, we recommend booking a private tour for a more customised experience.

The museum is accessible for individuals with disabilities. While small group tours may have a fixed schedule that can limit wheelchair accessibility, visitors in wheelchairs are warmly welcomed to join our private tours, where we can ensure a more accommodating and flexible experience tailored to their needs.

Due to timed tickets, re-entry is not permitted. But after the conclusion of the tour you can stay in the museum for as long as you wish.

Yes, the entrance fees to the Van Gogh Museum are included in the tour price.