Van Gogh Village Nuenen - the Vincentre, Nuenen
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December 1883 – November 1885: Vincent van Gogh lived and worked in Nuenen. His many experiments resulted in his first great masterpiece The Potato Eaters.
Tread in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh and discover the lovely Nuenen that inspired him when he lived and worked there. Visit the Vincentre, walk or cycle past Van Gogh locations and take advantage of the Brabant hospitality in the catering outlets or shops.
The Vincentre tells the story of two characters, Vincent van Gogh and Nuenen, using the most modern audiovisual technology. Both characters are unravelled and a love-hate relationship develops. The visitor is increasingly drawn into this story.
You can meet the people Vincent knew by means of speaking portraits. You can then tread in Van Gogh’s footsteps and journey past the many locations he visited before he arrived in Nuenen. You can experience the way of life during the time Vincent lived in Nuenen in 1893. You can wander through enlarged landscapes and churches as painted by Vincent in Nuenen. You can set foot in his studio and listen to extracts from the letters Vincent wrote. You can take a glance in the personal cupboards of people who were dear to Vincent. Finally you can see the painting of The Potato Eaters come to life in the film "Darkness which is still light" in the film theatre. This way you can make your way through Vincent’s thought processes and see things through his eyes.
Set off on your voyage of discovery alongside the 21 locations in and around Nuenen which have a relationship with Vincent. Follow the walking and cycling routes using the route book (on sale in
On the way you will pass 17 information columns which tell you about each special location (in EN and NL) at the push of a button. The columns have been located in such a way that you can see the existing objects as if through Vincent’s paintings. You will be standing on the very spot where Vincent once stood to make the sketches for his painting. Several rural views in the immediate vicinity still breathe the ambiance of a bygone time.
You can visit the Outdoor Museum on your own or with a guide in a number of different ways. Ask about the possibilities at the Vincentre!