The Van Gogh Church Etten-Leur and the Etten-Leur City Shop (Tourist Information) will be open again to visitors starting from 3 June 2020. In common with the corona precautions in place, visits to the Van Gogh Church are by reservation only.
We look forward to welcoming you later.
Etten-Leur is the town where the wordfamous Vincent van Gogh started his career. This is where the 28 years old Vincent made the final decision to become an artist. Etten-Leur counts five official Van Gogh Monuments! The full story is told in the former Dutch Reformed Church where Vincent's father was a vicar for seven years. The Van Gogh family lived in Etten for seven years. In the colourful Van Gogh Church, you can see and hear how Vincent laid the foundations for his later masterpieces.Visit this Van Gogh Monument
A visit to Etten-Leur begins with a visit to the Van Gogh Church, the place where Van Gogh's father was pastor for seven years. His pulpit is still there. So is the organ! Vincent regularly visited this church, where a permanent - colourful - exhibition about the beginning of his career can now be admired.
In de kleurrijke kerk - de plek waar Vincents vader 7 jaar op de preekstoel stond - zie je een presentatie over Van Goghs periode in Etten. Het is ook de plek waar de gemeenteraad vergadert en een officiele trouwlocatie. Bovendien worden hier regelmatig tentoonstellingen, lezingen en orgelconcerten gehouden op het ruim 300 jaar oude Jacobus Zeemansorgel. In 2018 was de kerk het podium voor Salon Van Gogh.
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