The Van Gogh Museum is a museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its collection consists of works by the painter Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings in the world.
It offers the opportunity to follow the evolution of the artist, or compare his paintings to the works of other artists of the nineteenth century in the collection. The museum also offers a wide range of exhibits on various 19th century subjects and art history. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 200 Van Gogh paintings and many drawings and letters.
On December 7, 2002, two paintings of the museum were stolen, climbing to the roof with the help of ropes and a ladder. The alarm system did not fire. The stolen works were “Navy of Scheveningen” and “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen”, painted at the beginning of Van Gogh’s career between 1882 and 1884, respectively.
The paintings were recovered by Italian police from the Naples Mafia in September 2016.