Vincent van Gogh had his first drawing classes when he was 13 years old. He went to school in Tilburg, while he lived in a boarding house at the St. Anneplein.Read more about Vincent's childhood in Brabant
The high school was housed in the former town palace of Willem II in 1866. In Vincent's time this school had one of the best drawing teachers: Constant Cornelis Huijsmans. He worked according to traditional academic rules in which the drawing was central to the perception.
In the modern Vincent’s Art Room you can see for yourself how Van Gogh’s talents developed. Discover your own talents in the digital drawing room where you can set to work, and where workshops and masterclasses for all ages are given. It's located within walking distance of the central station close to Ontdekstation013 in the creative heart of Tilburg, the Spoorzone (Railway Zone).More information
The Paleis-Raadhuis (City Hall) is the starting point of this cycle tour of 48 kilometers. This is where the young Vincent took his first real drawing lessons. Discover Vicnent's Tilburg and the landscape surounding the town.Van Gogh cycle tour Tiblurg