Start at Vincentre Museum

Discover Vincent’s world

Learn about Vincent in Museum Vincentre in Nuenen where we will show you Nuenen as it was in 1883 when Vincent came to live here.

You will get to know Vincent as a real person and see him develop into a world-famous artist. 

In Museum Vincentre you can follow Vincent’s artistic development that leads to his first masterpiece The Potato Eaters, learn about his family and from Vincentre visit the many locations that he has captured in his work. 

It is also a perfect starting point for walks (with or without a guide) to experience the outdoor museum Nuenen. 

There are no fewer than 23 locations, objects and monuments in Nuenen that remind us of Van Gogh. 

You can book a guide, or buy a booklet with maps for a self guided walk, in Vincentre. Several languages are available. 

Vincentre also has an excellent gift shop.

Nuenen is an outdoor museum

Nuenen is an ‘outdoor museum’ with many 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!

You can see in the Vincentre how Vincent lived and painted in Nuenen. 

You can walk or cycle from the Vincentre with or without a guide past the buildings and locations in the countryside which (and where) Van Gogh painted!

I’m also longing for you to get to know this corner of Brabant sometime — much more beautiful than the Breda side in my view.

Vincent van Gogh, letter 439, to Theo van Gogh