The Van Gogh Museum

Vincent made the painting of the blossoming almond tree as a present for the birth of his nephew Vincent-William. This work now belongs to the core of the Van Gogh Museum, which was founded in 1973 by Vincent-William handing the collection to the state.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam manages the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the world. About 800 of his written letters, mostly to his brother Theo, are also part of the collection.

This combination is quite unique. Not only because of the high literary quality (around 1900 Vincent was considered a greater writer than a painter among Dutch writers), but above all because of Van Gogh’s analytical reflections on his own work. Inspired as always, Van Gogh writes about his work to be made, about expectations and progress and very critical of the result.

After this tour you will undoubtedly have a different view of Van Gogh than just the cracked genius who cut off his ear in desperationer of never selling a work.