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Van Gogh Village Nuenen
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Footsteps of Van Gogh Walking Tour Including Skip the Line Van Gogh Museum
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Nuenen
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Owner description: The village of Nuenen is also known as Van Gogh Village, and rightly so. There isn’t a place in the Netherlands where you can tread in the footsteps of this famous painter quite so literally. Here, stories about Van Gogh are still vividly told, his letters are available for reading, and there are no fewer than fourteen locations which have been immortalised by Van Gogh in a picture or a painting. Experiencing Van Gogh’s life in the Netherlands so intensely is not possible anywhere else. “The museum is a gem” In the Vincentre museum you will hear all about Van Gogh and read his own stories about Nuenen, where he lived and worked from 1883 to 1885. Who was he, how did he live, who did he socialise with, and why was he so passionate about Nuenen? It will all become clear during an educational tour with an audio guide in no fewer than eight languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. In the village itself, no fewer than 23 locations have a direct link with Van Gogh. Together, they form a walking and cycling route with interactive informational signs in Dutch and English. From The Potato Eaters to The Starry Night The Potato Eaters is based on a scene that Van Gogh saw at the house of a peasant family in Nuenen. It literally comes to life in theatre Het Klooster. The world famous designer Daan Roosegaarde designed, based on Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, the now famous and unique Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path, for which thousands of twinkling stones were incorporated in the asphalt. This cycle path, between Nuenen and the nearby city of Eindhoven, is part of the Van Gogh Cycle Route. Heritage locations in Brabant This cycle route connects the five Van Gogh heritage locations in Brabant, which of course include Nuenen. You won’t get any closer to Van Gogh than this. Or, as one of our enthusiastic guests wrote about Nuenen: “The same view that Van Gogh had!” Come and experience the place in which Van Gogh was inspired by the rural Brabant countryside, easily accessible at no more than ten kilometres away from Eindhoven, city of technology and design.
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Even though this is a 10 minute car drive from my home I waited about 3 years to visit. We sure had a wonderful time once we finally went. I was thoroughly impressed with the Vincentre museum and I surely recommend it to anyone with a slight interest in Vincent. There are moving images, sounds, beautiful overviews, huge reproductions and all kinds of stuff to show us what Vincents time in Nuenen was like, and we learn about his younger years and his journeys. The little movie that was shown was quite moving too.
I was not too sure if it would be nice enough without any actual paintings, but it sure was. Really good. Oh, audio tours are available in different languages if you do not speak Dutch.
Also a really nice gift shop, and do walk around the village to see the spots he painted!!

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We learned shortly before we got there that this small village is part of the province Noord-Brabant of Holland. As fans of Richard Wagner's works, Brabant reminds us of the swan knight Loherangrin. Anyway, we arrived at the town on Monday, and the visitor center was supposed to be closed. But the lady working there was so kind to offer us in and let us buy a small book guiding us on a trail with several sites VVG had painted works at.

The walk along the trail was fantastic. Spring breeze brushed us as if we became the objects of VVG. Everything was so quiet and time hardly traveled. In the fields where he painted the windmill, we seemed to encountered his lonely shadow right there. Although it was a short 30-minute walk, it'd last till end of time.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

We paid a visit to the Van Gogh village and came to know more and more about Vincent young in Nuenen. For people interested it is really nice to see the spots Vincent painted from. A real recommendable venue for Vincent lovers

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Reviewed 3 May 2013

Great place to ride your bike on a Sunday outting with your family. Stopped and had a drink. Visited Van Gogh's Statue.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017
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