The life and work of Vincent van Gogh appeals to millions of people all over the world. More than 125 years after his death, his paintings, drawings and letters still serve as inspiration to many. It’s fascinating that the places where Vincent lived and worked – from the Netherlands through to Southern France – can still be visited and admired today.
What could beat actually seeing what Vincent saw, smelling what he smelt and visiting the places that inspired him? Under the title of Van Gogh Europe, approximately 30 institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium and France are collaborating to make the many locations where Vincent van Gogh lived and worked accessible to the public. Follow Vincent through 3 countries, 6 museums, 9 heritage locations and 14 cities.
Follow Van Gogh through Europe
The friends Ruben, Jiro and Frank have spent the past few months travelling in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps. They visited landscapes in Brabant and Belgian mines, they ventured through unspoilt nature to Vincent’s final resting place in Northern France, and they continued their journey to the blistering heat of Arles and Saint-Rémy. Their route took them past blossoming trees, flowering fields and through thick clay. With their own eyes, they beheld where Vincent grew up and where he created his first works. The three friends visited the place where Vincent endured his testing times and paused for reflection where he ultimately came to rest.
Your own 'Van Gogh Europe' trip
Just like Ruben, Jiro and Frank, you can now retrace Van Gogh’s steps. Go beyond the well-trodden paths and discover your favourite Van Gogh location. Will you be inspired by bustling city life, or by rural tranquility? With Route Van Gogh Europe, it’s easy to put together your very own trip!
Van Gogh Europe partners
Van Gogh Museum, Kröller-Müller Museum, Van Gogh Brabant, VisitVeluwe, NBTC Holland Marketing, VisitBrabant, Municipality of Ede, Van Gogh Village Nuenen, Vincent van Gogh Information Centre in Etten-Leur, Het Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, Vincent van GoghHuis in Zundert, Van Gogh Church, Vincentre, Vincent’s Art Room in Tilburg, Institut Van Gogh, Mons2015, Visit Paris Region, Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, Estrine Museum, Cloître Saint-Paul, Ville de Saint-Rémy, Valetudo Vincent van Gogh, Saint Rémy de Provence Tourist Information, Commune of Colfontaine, Mons Tourism Office, Comité Régional du Tourisme Paris Ile-de-France, Saint-Paul Hospital in Mausole.