Seeing & Doing

Vincents Tekenlokaal

Since October 2022, Vincents Tekenlokaal has been giving drawing lessons again in back in the Palace of Tilburg. This is the place where Vincent himself took drawing lessons as a child at the then Rijks-HBS. Vincents Tekenlokaal has a room with 20 digital drawing tablets and a 19th century drawing room where lessons are given just as Vincent took drawing lessons. No one knew then that he would become so famous. Will you follow in his creative footsteps?

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Vincent's first drawing lessons

At the age of 13, Vincent van Gogh came to Tilburg from Zundert in 1866 to be taught at the brand-new Rijks Hogere Burger School. It was the only HBS in North Brabant. Vincent moved into a boarding house on Haringseind, today's Sint Annaplein, at the beginning of Korvelseweg.

Life and work

Van Gogh Monuments

Tilburg has two Van Gogh Monuments: the Palace-Council House at Stadhuisplein 128 and Vincent's former boarding house at Sint Annaplein 18.

Van Gogh Monuments

"''I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.'' "

Vincent van Gogh