North-Brabant, a province in the south of The Netherlands, is where I was born and raised.
Five locations in Brabant each tell a story of Vincent's unique life and work. Discover the place where Vincent was born, where he received his first drawing lessons, where he began his career as an artist, where he created his first masterpiece or where many of his original works are on display.
Vincent van GoghHouse
Vincent van Gogh was born and raised in Zundert. Memories of his youth are brought to life in the Vincent van GoghHuis.This Zundert initiative brings to life one of Vincent's dreams.
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Vincents Tekenlokaal (Vincent’s Art Room)
The young Van Gogh attended school in this former palace of King Willem II.
Unfortunately at this moment it is not possible to witness how he received his first serious drawing lessons in the reconstruction of this classroom and get to work at once in the digital art room. This due to a reconstruction.
Van Gogh Church
Having decided to become an artist, Vincent van Gogh returned to his parents’ house in Etten in 1881. This is where he found his first models and where he became inspired by the landscapes. See how Van Gogh laid the foundations for his future masterpieces.
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Van Gogh Village Nuenen - the Vincentre
Nuenen is an ‘outdoor museum’ with no fewer than 21 buildings and landscapes which have a direct relationship with Van Gogh in Nuenen. He produced a quarter of his total works in Nuenen, including his first masterpiece The Potato Eaters!
Het Noordbrabants Museum
Het Noordbrabants Museum is the leading museum containing the best of Brabant art and history. The museum is the only location in Brabant where actual paintings by Van Gogh can be viewed. You will see the peasant women from The Potato Eaters here, his father’s parsonage and the unspoilt Brabant landscape for which Van Gogh was always homesick.
Brabant is a must-visit destination for anyone with an interest in Vincent's life and work. He spent most of his life in Brabant, and it helped to shape him as a person and as a painter. He was always nostalgic about Brabant, the place where his deep affection for nature and rural life was born.
Discover the stories.
There are countless reminders of Vincent van Gogh's life in Brabant, providing a glimpse into his childhood and his youth, and telling stories of his roots, dreams, passions, loves and experiences. How did each of these shape him and play a part in some of the major decisions of his life?
Embark on a journey through Vincent's life.
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