You can't get closer to Van Gogh Walk in his footsteps.
A unique experience!!
After visiting the Vincentre museum you can then go
outside. There are no fewer than 23 locations that remind us of Van
Of these 23 locations, 14 were painted or drawn by him. The other 9
are statues, buildings or places of special importance. Information
columns have been placed at 18 of these 23 locations. You will be
standing where Van Gogh once stood, see what he once saw and what
he painted! This makes Nuenen unique. Although none of his actual
paintings are here, all our senses are undeniably aroused: you
can't get closer to Van Gogh…
Most of the information columns are equipped with audio. At the
push of a button you can hear 'Vincent' reading from his
The Van Gogh Village information columns have
been installed at 18 of these locations. These columns have been
positioned so that you can view the objects which still exist as
though you were looking at Vincent's painting. You will be standing
on the spot where Vincent once stood to make sketches for his
paintings. A number of these columns are equipped with an audio
commentary. By pressing the button you will hear the story as told
Some of the rural scenes close by still retain the atmosphere of
days gone by. You can visit the Outdoor Museum in a number of ways.
Ask about the various possibilities in the Vincentre.
Long and short routes
There are several locations painted by Van Gogh which you
can find within 400 metres of the Vincentre. This route
can easily be done on foot.
The longer route passing all 18 locations is detailed in the
separate route booklet 'Out and about with Vincent'. This makes a
pleasant walk for a couple of hours but can also be completed by
bike or car.
A guide can be booked for groups. Find out more...
Van Gogh Brabant Layar app is also available when you go
for a walk. Find out more...
New: Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path
Stars in the asphalt which give out
light after dark. Never was there such a romantic cycle path. Just
like the starry night in the south of France that only Vincent
could have painted. Definitely worth seeing!
They absorb light during the day and emit light in the
evening. Thousands of twinkling pebbles have been incorporated into
the asphalt like fragments from Van Gogh's painting of The Starry
Night. This gives a subtle play on light and poetry. This is the
result of two artists 'meeting' each other in the place where Van
Gogh once lived and where the artist Roosegaarde has created an
unusual experience for visitors with his techno-poetry. The cycle
path is 600 metres in length and is one of the highlights of the
Van Gogh Cycle Route that links the Brabant heritage
For more information click here...
New: Van Gogh chapel open to
The doors of the Van Gogh chapel will be open from the
beginning of April on:
•The second Wednesday of
each month from 13:30 to 17:00
•The last Sunday of each
month from 13:30 to 17:00.This will operate until the end of
Entrance to the church is free. Also for guided
groups. Also take a look here.
New: Sculpture of the Potato
A bronze sculpture inspired by the painting of the Potato
Eaters now has a place in the Park.
While viewing it you can experience the intimacy of the meal this
Nuenen peasant family was eating in 1885. The sculpture has been
given a rough finish which accurately reflects the painting's
brushstrokes and light source in the tarnished bronze; which is
also the colour of the potatoes.
In order to do justice to the peasant scene, the table has been
given a trapezium shape and is raised at the back, making it easier
to see the table. Some details from the painting have been left
out; there is no table cloth for example. But other things have
been added, such as the farmhouse cat lying asleep. And the dark
female figure in the front of the painting, known as a repoussoir
(to give the painting more perspective) has been given a real face:
she is praying and giving thanks for the meal.
The location of the sculpture is no coincidence. Most members of
the family sit with their back to the church because the priest at
the time, Father Pauwels forbade his parishioners from posing for
Van Gogh. But they cared little about that.
There is an extra chair close by, an invitation to sit down. As
though you are almost sitting with them at the table.