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Legacy of Vincent van Gogh more relevant than ever after 125 years

Record number of Van Gogh fans visit museum

The Van Gogh Museum concluded its 2015 anniversary year with a record number of visitors. 125 years after his death, Van Gogh is more relevant than ever. More than 1.9 million culture lovers from the Netherlands and abroad came to the museum to see the permanent collection and exhibitions. Most of the visitors were Dutch (almost 16%), followed by Italians and Americans (both around 11%). The number of visitors from the Asian countries China, Japan and South Korea also continued to grow, keeping in line with the recent trend. In 2015, 57,558 schoolchildren visited the museum, of which around half came from abroad; the museum more than exceeded the target set by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.