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Close to Vincent van Gogh - Het Noordbrabants Museum

Close to Vincent van Gogh - Het Noordbrabants Museum

Brabant is the birthplace of Hieronymus Bosch, Jan Sluijters and Vincent van Gogh. Hence the museum's special dedication to these world renowned painters. Who they are, how they worked and what they meant is told and shown at the museum in unique and palpable ways. The new presentation of Van Gogh in Het Noordbrabants Museum opens with original paintings by Vincent van Gogh from his Brabant period. At Het Noordbrabants Museum, you can become familiar with the art, history and culture of North Brabant. There are always innovative presentations and exhibitions for a broad public, and then in the middle of the beautiful and historical centre of 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch). A visit can ideally be combined with one of the many tourist attractions in this unique town centre. Prices We offer special rates for travel organisations, hotels and other organisations in the tourist industry. We will happily discuss your requirements and what the museum has to offer, personally. Tours Tour operators can book a private group tour of the museum's Vincent van Gogh collection. Tours are conducted by museum guides and last 60 minutes.
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Van Gogh House - Zundert

Van Gogh House - Zundert

The Vincent van Gogh House: a living arts centre in the birthplace of Brabant’s most famous artist ever, stands on the spot where Vincent van Gogh came into the world on 30 March 1853. The protestant Van Gogh spent his childhood years in catholic Zundert, not far from the Belgian border. A reticent and introvert boy, he was educated at home and it soon became clear that Vincent was ‘different’. In the Vincent van GoghHuis you can experience how his time in Zundert moulded him and eventually enabled him to mature to become a world-famous artist. “A must see if you want to know Van Gogh” Vincent’s life had a tough beginning. As the son of the minister Theodorus van Gogh, he quickly became an outsider in the catholic village. He could often be found in the large garden with his younger brother Theo. He would have a wonderful time outdoors, but could also take comfort in it. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why the countryside played such a large role in Van Gogh’s later work? More than a museum In the permanent presentation ‘Vincent van Gogh – the Roots of a Master’, Vincent will take you by the hand and lead you through a re-enactment of his youth and you can learn more about his struggle with faith. Changing exhibitions show the enormous influence of Van Gogh on 20th and 21st century artists, modern art enthusiasts are therefore very much catered for. In addition, the Van GoghHuis has an artist in residence scheme, where an artist can literally step, and live, in Van Gogh’s footsteps every day! Around the museum Zundert counts six official Van Gogh monuments. The grave of Vincent’s oldest brother who was stillborn can still be seen in the churchyard. That was exactly one year before Vincent himself was born. He only wrote about this grave once, in a letter of condolence to his former boss Tersteeg who had just lost his young daughter. The grave had little emotional relevance for Vincent. For him the churchyard was one of the places where he played as a child and where he could appreciate the quietness. The old verger’s house is next to the churchyard and there is also a guest studio where contemporary artists’ works can regularly be seen. Heritage locations in Brabant The Vincent van GoghHuis has its own VVV (Tourist Information) counter and is of course one of the five Van Gogh Heritage locations in Brabant. You can also get to the Van GoghHuis by bike via the Van Gogh Cycle Route that connects all the heritage locations in Brabant.
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Van Gogh Church - Etten-Leur

Van Gogh Church - Etten-Leur

Located in the centre of Etten-Leur, the Van Gogh Church offers a fascinating glimpse into what is probably the least known period in Vincent van Gogh’s life, but certainly not the least important! ‘The start of a career’ This is the church where Van Gogh’s father was minister for seven years and where Van Gogh could regularly be found. Vincent van Gogh first registered as an artist in Etten in 1881. For nine months he lived and worked in the parsonage behind the Dutch Reformed Church. He also had his first drawing studio here. ‘Precious memories’ In the Van Gogh Church you can see how Vincent wrestled with drawing but became better at it through sheer hard work. How he was infatuated by his cousin Kee Vos and the drama which then unfolded. How he had arguments with his father. How he left Etten at Christmas 1881 but never forgot it. Etten-Leur counts five official Van Gogh monuments. ‘Around the Van Gogh Church’ All these unusual stories are told in and around the Van Gogh Church. Nine colourful windows, multilingual information panels, showcases, animation, a film, a garden, an oversized portrait wall and audio columns take you back in time. The ‘Van Gogh in virtual reality’ is new: you will be immersed in an almost a real life encounter with Vincent van Gogh through a computer simulated environment. Guided tour The guided walk, 'A mile around Etten' takes you through the centre of Etten, in Vincent's footsteps. You'll walk where Vincent walked, to places he depicted in his paintings, or that inspired others.... The tour takes about 60-90 minutes (in consultation), church visit included. It’s possible to extend of shorten this tour and there are several package deals. Optional: combinationvisit Van Gogh Farmer Room One of the jewels of Etten-Leur, a haven of quiet in the centre, is the so called Paulushofje. The courtyard serves as a historical "relic" in the architectural field, but also has a lovely history. According to the gable stone that hangs above the entrance, the courtyard was established in 1681 by Justus de Nobelaer, for "the use of thirteen impoverished women". The historical museum Etten+Leurs is housed at the rear of the courtyard. In the museum you will find the Van Gogh Farmer Room. A fascinating replica of one of the family rooms Vincent van Gogh often visited during his time in Etten. Definitely worth a visit (as part of the guided walk and in combination with a visit to the Van Gogh Church)! Van Gogh Shop The Van Gogh Shop has a large variety of souvenirs. It is also the ideal starting point for a Van Gogh walk or a cycle trip through the surrounding green area (with the famous pollard willows). Van Gogh heritage location The Van Gogh Church and Van Gogh Shop (Markt 4) are within walking distance from the bus and railway station. There is a multi-storey car park very close to the church. The locations are also on the Van Gogh Cycle Route that connects the five heritage locations in Brabant with each other.
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Vincentre - Van Gogh museum Nuenen

Vincentre - Van Gogh museum Nuenen

The village of Nuenen is also known as Van Gogh Village, and rightly so. There isn’t a place in the Netherlands where you can tread in the footsteps of this famous painter quite so literally. Here, stories about Van Gogh are still vividly told, his letters are available for reading, and there are no fewer than fourteen locations (fourteen official Van Gogh monuments) which have been immortalised by Van Gogh in a picture or a painting. Experiencing Van Gogh’s life in the Netherlands so intensely is not possible anywhere else. “The museum is a gem” In the Vincentre museum you will hear all about Van Gogh and read his own stories about Nuenen, where he lived and worked from 1883 to 1885. Who was he, how did he live, who did he socialise with, and why was he so passionate about Nuenen? It will all become clear during an educational tour with an audio guide in no fewer than eight languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Around the museum: Salon Nune Ville In the village itself, no fewer than 23 locations have a direct link with Van Gogh. Together, they form a walking (guided tours are possible) and cycling route with interactive informational signs in Dutch and English.One of the highlights is Salon Nune Ville: -Ancestral home of Margot Begemann (lover of Vincent van Gogh). -19th century art salon with paintings of fellow painters of Vincent van Gogh. -19th century attic with a fully furnished servant room, and the room where a Jewish boy went into hiding during the Second World War. -Furnished 19th-century rooms. Salon Nune Ville is located next tot he parental house of Vincent van Gogh. It is now a private residence but on certain days partly on view (Vincent’s painting studio included). All reservations in advance: info@salonnuneville.nl. An ideal combination with museum Vincentre! From The Potato Eaters to The Starry Night The world famous painting The Potato Eaters is based on a scene that Van Gogh saw at the house of a peasant family in Nuenen. The world famous designer Daan Roosegaarde designed, based on Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, the now famous and unique Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path, for which thousands of twinkling stones were incorporated in the asphalt. This cycle path, between Nuenen and the nearby city of Eindhoven, is part of the Van Gogh Cycle Route. Heritage locations in Brabant This cycle route connects the five Van Gogh heritage locations in Brabant, which of course include Nuenen. You won’t get any closer to Van Gogh than this. Or, as one of our enthusiastic guests wrote about Nuenen: “The same view that Van Gogh had!” Come and experience the place in which Van Gogh was inspired by the rural Brabant countryside, easily accessible at no more than ten kilometres away from Eindhoven, city of technology and design.
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