Life and work in Zundert

Vincent was born in Zundert

30 March 1853: Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert. He enjoyed a privileged childhood in the village parsonage.Vincent grew up the son of the minister who preached in this church. Initially he planned to follow in his father’s footsteps. But after a failed career as an evangelist in the Belgian mining area of the Borinage, he moved away from the conventional church and his belief became more individual.