Attendance at the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands 2014-2018

As of 2018, approximately 2.2 million people visited the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands. It is a slight decrease compared to the previous year, though one of the highest visitor volumes in the period between 2014 and 2018. The museum is located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam and owns the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the world. Another large museum that is located at the Amsterdam Museum Square is Rijksmuseum. This museum holds more than 8,000 Dutch art and history objects, including the masterpieces by Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer. In 2018, the museum attracted approximately 2.3 million visitors, an increase of roughly 140,000 compared to 2017.

Increase in number of Museumcard holders

For individuals that visit museums regularly, the Museumcard gives entrance to more than 400 museums for a set price per year (64,90 euros for people 19 years and older in 2019). In 2017, there were just over 1.3 million Museumcard holders, roughly 500,000 members more than in the previous year. Looking at the distribution of museum visits by Museumcard holders, more than 80 percent of the visitors were 35 years and older, whereas eight percent were aged 19 to 34 years old.

Revenue of museums

A large part of the revenues from museums came from subsidies and entry fees. In 2017, museums received just over 490 million euros of subsidies, whereas 228 million euros of entry fees were registered.

Total number of visitors of the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands from 2014 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications. Figures have been rounded.

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