The permanent exhibition in the Vincentre
The Vincentre's permanent exhibition uses the most modern
audiovisual technology to tell the story of two characters: Vincent
van Gogh and Nuenen. Both characters are unravelled and a love-hate
relationship evolves. The visitor becomes increasingly involved in
this story. First of all we meet speaking portraits of the people
We tread in Van Gogh's footsteps and journey around the many
places Vincent visited before he arrived in Nuenen. We experience
the atmosphere of the time when Vincent arrived in Nuenen in 1883.
We wander through the magnified landscapes and churches that
Vincent painted when he was in Nuenen.
We enter his studio where we can listen to passages from the
letters Vincent wrote. We cast a glance into the personal
belongings of the people who were much loved by Vincent. Finally we
see the painting of 'The Potato Eaters' come to life in the
multimedia presentation "The whole of Nuenen in one
We are no longer a spectator, we no longer tread in Van Gogh's
footsteps but we immerse ourselves into Vincent's visionary world
and become part of it, seeing everything through Van Gogh's eyes.
Overseas visitors will be accompanied though the centre by an audio
Using the multimedia screen visitors can browse through the
total output of Vincent van Gogh and create their own favourites or
plan a route to be explored on foot or by bike. The stylishly
designed shop and coffee corner complete the visit and turn it into
a real experience.