Van Gogh cycling route

Discover Vincent's world by bike

The way of life and the countryside in the Dutch province North-Brabant form the basis of the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Vincent was born and raised in North-Brabant. Here he found his inspiration. Here he made his first sketches and created his first masterpiece: The Potato Eaters.

The Van Gogh cycle route invites you to be inspired by the heritage locations, Van Gogh Monuments and the countryside that was inscribed on Vincent’s heart.

Cycle route network system

The Van Gogh cycle route is incorporated into the existing cycle route network system. A Van Gogh cycle route sign is attached to every intersection sign. Follow the Van Gogh cycle route signs from one numbered intersection to the next. Between the intersections follow the direction signs provided by the network system

"The Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant
– chosen as the European Cycle Route of the year in 2016 –
has been made even more attractive!"

  • 100 kilometres of extra cycling enjoyment (from 335 km to 435 km)
  • a doubling of the number of Van Gogh loops from 5 to 10
  • shorter and more attractive routes for even more cyclists
  • inclusion of new Van Gogh locations 
  • inclusion of all 39 Van Gogh Monuments
  • descriptions in Dutch, English and German
  • 5 route maps and a general map in an attractive gift box
  • ​the Routes in Brabant app offers extra experiences at every cycle loop along the way.

The best of North-Brabant

The Van Gogh cycle route offers the very best of culture and heritage!

The Van Gogh cycle route takes you around the varied North-Brabant countryside. From woods to heathland, from ponds to sand dunes, and meadows to polders. 

You will cycle past rivers, canals and ditches, beside swaying reeds, along rows of poplars and pollard willows, and past old farmhouses.

Cycle in Vincent's footsteps

The Van Gogh cycle route is really amazing. You will cycle where Vincent walked, stop at places that Vincent drew and painted, and visit places that played an important part in his life.

Experience Van Gogh in Brabant yourself!

The new version of the Van Gogh Cycle Route – a publication by VisitBrabant Routebureau in conjunction with Van Gogh Brabant – is now available at the most important Van Gogh Heritage Locations, VVV Tourist Offices and Tourist Information Points.

Don’t you feel like getting on your bike and enjoying the Van Gogh Cycle Route?
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