The Van Gogh Mile

29 September 2012 - 25 April 2013

Always continue walking a lot and loving nature, for that’s the real way to learn to understand art better and better. Painters understand nature and love it, and teach us to see
. - Vincent van Gogh, January 1874

Van Gogh Mile logoThe Van Gogh Mile is a special walk from the Van Gogh Museum to the Hermitage Amsterdam. The route, designed by the artist Henk Schut, will lead visitors along an inspiring path to the Van Gogh Museum’s temporary location at the Hermitage Amsterdam.

The Van Gogh Mile is a triptych consisting of the 'Red Line', sound installations, and the Van Gogh Mile app. These layers give different dimensions to the same image. Together they demonstrate that the themes discussed in Vincent’s letters are still relevant today.

With support from
The Van Gogh Mile has been made possible by the generous support of the VSBfonds and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts:

logo VSBfonds      Logo Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

 The Van Gogh Mile has been developed by:

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Overzichtsafb Bezoekersinfo Van Gogh Museum in Hermitage Amsterdam

Van Gogh Mile art route in Amsterdam

Be amazed by the installations, texts, images, audio artworks and virtual representations, and see Amsterdam from another perspective!

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De Rode Lijn van de Van Gogh Mile (foto: Martijn van den Dobbelsteen)

The 'Red Line'

Running five metres above the ground, the 'Red Line' forms a literal connection between Museumplein and the River Amstel, the two cultural hearts of Amsterdam.

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Van Gogh Mile geluidsinstallaties - interventies

Van Gogh Mile sound installations

At several places along the Van Gogh Mile route, audio works will create a new reality, as if Van Gogh were addressing his public ‘directly’, as a guide for the journey. 

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Van Gogh Mile smartphone overzicht

Van Gogh Mile app

The Van Gogh Mile app opens up an alternative world for the walkers of the Van Gogh Mile, a fusion of reality and fiction.

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Henk Schut (Van Gogh Mile) (foto: René Gerritsen)

Who is Henk Schut?

Henk Schut (1957) is a multidisciplinary artist, director, and designer. One of the distinctive features of his work is its use of, and strong connection to, location. 

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