Vincent van GoghHuis, Zundert
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30 March 1853: Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert. He enjoyed a privileged childhood in the village parsonage.
The Vincent van Gogh House is a living art centre on the very spot where one of history’s most famous artists was born. Not a classical museum, but an active world of experiences for both art-lovers and tourists. It contains an inspiring presentation of the life and work of Vincent van Gogh.
Vincent van Gogh House - ‘House of the future’
The permanent exhibition ‘The master’s roots’ is an audiovisual experience which makes use of technical ingenuity. You can imagine you are in the Van Gogh family’s living room. You can accompany Vincent on a journey of discovery around places from his youth. Meet his brother Theo, his mother and father and Uncle ‘Cent’ the art dealer.
You can see Vincent’s paintings and hear him dreaming about ‘the art of the future’. His successors tell how they have been inspired by him. This part of the presentation forms an introduction to the temporary exhibition programme; aimed at 20th or 21st century artists that have been inspired by Van Gogh, such as Ossip Zadkine, Roger Raveel and Karel Appel. Details of the current exhibition on the website.
Round off a visit to the exhibition in the attractive brasserie Auberge Van Gogh where you can enjoy a drink or a delicious meal. The Vincent van Gogh House offers a wide variety of arrangements. Have a look under the button Bookings for more information. You can also enquire about tourist information on Zundert and the surrounding area at the VVV (tourist information) counter in the museum shop.
In the spirit of Van Gogh
The restored verger’s house from Van Gogh’s period is just a stone’s throw from the Vincent van Gogh House. A gallery has been established in this annexe. Next to this is a new guest studio housing a Van Gogh ‘Artist in Residence’. Artists from home and abroad are invited to work here for a period of time in Van Gogh’s genre. The results of this are then presented in the Van Gogh House.