In The Potato Eaters Studio you'll get even closer to the master and his masterwork. In the setting of a life-size reconstruction, you will get to experience the famous painting in a different way.
You can step right into the De Groot family’s cottage and take a seat at their dinner table. You can step right into their family’s cottage and take a seat at their dinner table. Vincent spent hours with them, capturing the family as The Potato Eaters.
There will be a wide-ranging programme of activities at the Potato Eaters Studio aimed especially at families with children aged four to seventeen. Make a peasant self-portrait at one of the drawing tables or try your hand at sketching an object featured in the canvas.
There will also be workshops at which you can get to know the De Groots better and make your own version of The Potato Eaters.
Time to experiment
Conduct your own experiments with colour and light, puzzle with sketches or create your own masterpiece with the apps developed especially for the exhibition.
Outside of the exhibition, the four apps are also available online. Discover them now! Open the apps in the browser on your desktop, laptop or tablet.
Did you know that Van Gogh made some 50 studies of ‘heads’ – as they were called at the time – while preparing for The Potato Eaters? Learn more intriguing details in the multimedia guide, and listen to quotes from the letters that Vincent wrote to his family and friends.
Book your multimedia guide for € 3 while booking your ticket online.
The exhibition is accompanied by The Potato Eaters. Van Gogh’s First Masterpiece, a publication that illuminates the genesis of the painting. The book is written by researcher Bregje Gerritse, who also developed the exhibition concept.
The publication is richly illustrated with paintings, drawings and sketches by Vincent van Gogh, in addition to historical photographs of the area where the painting was conceived.
Available in English and Dutch, in museum shop and online store, price: € 17.50.