A short introduction…
This website will give you an insight into the life of Vincent van Gogh in Nuenen. It will be like treading in Vincent's footsteps. And this is something you can do at your own pace! You can walk where Vincent once walked, sit where Vincent once sat, and still see what Vincent once saw. So, something really unique!
You can experience in real life the lovely and unusual locations he painted. You can also walk the Van Gogh route and visit all these wonderful places with or without a guide.
We are proud to announce that the new Van Gogh Centre 'Vincentre' opened on 18 July. A unique building in which the life of this renowned artist can be seen and experienced from close up. The Vincentre is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00.
But Nuenen has so much more to offer. Come for a day out, or for several days and enjoy our restaurants, our shops or stay overnight in one of our hotels or B&Bs. We look forward to seeing you soon! Make your way around our website and discover the many possibilities that Van Gogh Village Nuenen has to offer you.
This website has been realized with support from the SRE Kompas Impulse Fund and the "Friends of Vincent van Gogh and Nuenen" Foundation.
Exhibition about The Potato Eaters
Vincent van Gogh completed his first world-famous painting in Nuenen. That was in 1885. Those times are now brought back to life in the Vincentre museum in Nuenen. A special exhibition shows why Van Gogh so wanted to make this painting, how he made use of colour, who his models were, and what has happened to the painting in its long life. iPads are available to try out the 'Explore Vincent' app.
The cottage where the de Groot family models lived can still be seen a 5 minute walk away. In the middle of the Brabant countryside, close to the windmill. As though time has stood still. Read more....