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.
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 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.
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.
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.