Vincent van Gogh in Brabant
The Van Gogh communities in
Seven towns in Noord Brabant have a connection with the artist
Vincent van Gogh in one way or another. These are the communities
of Zundert, Zevenbergen, Tilburg, Helvoirt, Etten-Leur,
's-Hertogenbosch and Nuenen. Five of these towns are keen to
promote the connection with Vincent. These Van Gogh
communities form mutually the 'Van Gogh in
There is a link to the Trailer Van Gogh in Brabant on
YouTube at the bottom of this page.
For more information:
Vincent Van Gogh House Zundert
30 March 1853: born in Zundert where he spent his
childhood years. In Zundert the central theme is the presentation
of the original Van Gogh drawings of Vincent's childhood and their
importance on the artist's later work. In addition the Zundert
initiative offers - based on Vincent's dream in this respect - a
platform for modern and contemporary art.
Info: Vincent van GoghHuis Zundert (in Dutch)
Van Gogh Church Etten-Leur
April 1881-December 1881: lived and worked with
his parents at the parsonage in Etten. Various events convinced him
that he was being guided in the choices he made by what others
expected from him. He decided for certain that he wanted to become
You can be introduced to this relatively unknown period of his life
in the Van Gogh Church. Nine colourful windows depict themes from
his period in Etten.
Van Gogh Village Nuenen - the Vincentre
December 1883 - November 1885: lived and
worked in Nuenen.
Nuenen has been familiar with the Van Gogh Documentation Centre
since April 1976, where an impression was given of his Nuenen
period through the medium of photos, reproductions and archives. It
was in Nuenen that Vincent developed as a painter of the Brabant
peasant life and produced his most famous Dutch work 'The Potato
Eaters'. From July 2010 visitors to the Vincentre
will have access to information in a state-of-the-art experience
dedicated to Vincent's life and work, with the accent on his stay
in Nuenen. Vincent produced one quarter (551) of his total output
You will experience in the Vincentre how Vincent van
Gogh lived and painted in Nuenen. You will experience and live
things as he lived them. You can imagine you are back in Vincent's
time. All this of course using the newest methods of
presentation. This is a unique experience for young and old.
The Vincentre is also the starting point for one of the
many walks through the 'outdoor museum' of Vincent.
Info: / (in Dutch and English)
Vincents Art Room Tilburg
September 1886 - March 1868: Willem II National
High School in Tilburg. It was in Tilburg that Vincent took his
first serious steps in drawing classes at the High School.
Vincent's art room has been reconstructed with due attention to the
teaching methods of his renowned teacher C.C. Huijsmans. The public
can become involved in the drawing education programme for young
people in Tilburg, and by so doing create more attention to Van
Gogh and Tilburg.
Tilburg Municipal Museum
Info: http://www.vincentstekenlokaal.nl/ (in
North Brabant Museum 's-Hertogenbosch
A number of Van Gogh paintings are on show to the public
in the North Brabant Museum (Noordbrabants Museum)
Info: http://www.noordbrabantsmuseum.nl/ (in