Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bike path

Starry Night

In Eindhoven, just outside Nuenen, lies a unique bike path. Visitors will be surprised at dusk by a design of light and color inspired by the world-famous work The Starry Night By Vincent van Gogh. A magical experience.


Heijmans developed an innovative technology especially for the bike path with artist Daan Roosegaarde in which the path is illuminated by thousands of sparkling pebbles. This creates a play of light and poetry. Roosegaarde: "I want to create a place that people experience as special, technology linked to experience, that is what techno-poetry stands for for me." This video by Studio Roosegaarde illustrates that.

Van Gogh Bicycle route

The bike path is part of the Van Gogh Bike Routes that connect Vincent van Gogh's heritage sites in Brabant, Vincent's Homeland.

Vincent painted his first masterpiece The Potato Eaters in Nuenen and also captured the Opwetten Watermill and the Collse Watermill in his paintings. Between those two mills lies the unique bike path, thus bridging the gap between contemporary design, innovation, cultural heritage and tourism in Brabant.

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Location and accessibility

It is located in the eastern part of Eindhoven, between the Opwettense Watermolen in Nuenen and the Collse Watermolen in Eindhoven.
The bike path is freely accessible.
Car: parking available at the carpool location at the intersection of Wolvendijk and A270.
Public transport: bus line 6 from Eindhoven Station. Get off at stop Koudenhoven, then walk 600 meters.