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Van Gogh Village 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 4 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful outdoor tour experience given by multilingual guides. And well done Vincentre experience is included. I particularly enjoyed the film and the audio tour. Restrooms are few, however they are very well maintained. A small snack bar is within as well. Prices in the gift shop are reasonable.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

arrived @ this small village to see & experience van Gogh
his life here, paintings, where he lived & his girlfriend
all are amply & well explained & demonstrated
the village relies on all this-BUT they do it very well
laid back, interesting, low keyed
very well worth your while to visit & spend some time here

Thank leo t
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We went on a tour of the village, including the Margot Begemann Historic House, the Vincentre museum and a guided walk through the town. Our Guide, Hans, was fantastic, kind, enthusiastic and very informative. The Vincentre museum experience was very well done—although we would have liked more time there. Ending the visit at the WaterMill Restaurant is a wonderful way to end a day in Van Gogh’s Home village.

Thank EasyWayGourmet
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

A really pretty quiet village. The vincentre gives a good overview of van goghs life, especially of his time in Nuenen and is very well presented and laid out. Need the audio guide if you dont speak dutch. No original paintings here but a few documents and interesting pictures and photographs. The village itself has several sights to see that appeared in his painting, the windmill (still a working mill), the small church, his family home and the general countryside. There is a new house now where the family in the potatoe eaters lived but you can see the sight. Small book with map available at the vincentre takes the hard work out of finding these sights. The green in the middle of the village has a statue of vincent and a statue of the potatoe eaters. A nice quiet peaceful place to go especially for the VG fanatic

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours in the village with our children. Small museum of Van Gogh life in the village and nice walk around places where VG draw some of his paintings. Recommended to take a bike and cycle around.

Thank Eyal R
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