"And the Brabant that one has dreamed, there reality sometimes comes very close to it ... I must confess that it strongly attracts me again," Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo from Nuenen in 1884. What about your plans for the Fall break?Seeing & Doing
Anyone curious about Vincent van Gogh, his origins, his childhood, his passions, his choices and his work cannot ignore Brabant. Visit the numerous sites, monuments and landscapes that recall his time in Brabant. Visit our heritage sites and museums and step outside in his footsteps.
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"Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo, Nuenen, May 1884. ""...And the Brabant that one has dreamed, that is where reality sometimes comes very close..."
Getting even closer to Vincent. Following in his footsteps even more. Literally! There were five Van Gogh NP Hiking trails from Van Gogh National Park: Nuenen (10 km), Zundert (8 km), Etten-Leur (14 km), Tilburg (16 km) and Helvoirt (15 km). That will be enjoying the landscapes Vincent loved so much combined with the heritage and Van Gogh Monuments he left us.Walk & Discover
The award-winning Van Gogh cycling route consists of 435 km of cycling fun, divided into ten unique routes along all Van Gogh monuments. You will enjoy the varied landscapes of Brabant and pass places that have shaped Van Gogh.Bike & Discover
Vincent van Gogh drew his inspiration from the beautiful landscapes of provinces such as Drenthe and North Brabant. His letters, drawings and paintings make you realize how special and diverse our country is. Today, little has changed in many of those places. That fact alone makes Van Gogh close by in various villages and towns and in the countryside.
Visit and experience Rural Van Gogh now and experience for yourself the cross-pollination between cultural offerings and the landscape that so inspired Van Gogh.Discover Rural Van Gogh
The Van Gogh heritage sites in Nuenen, Etten-Leur and Zundert also have a cozy and extensive museum shop. You will find a wide range of walking and cycling routes and gift items for young and old. If you are looking for original gifts, this is the place to be. You can also have a nice gift package put together. Tip towards Easter!Museum Shops
Brabant. This is where Vincent van Gogh was born. This is where he grew up. This is where he lived half his life. Here he produced over a quarter of his total oeuvre and created his first masterpiece. Here you will discover his roots, his dreams, passions, loves and experiences.
Becoming Vincent is the story of the genesis of the painter and human being Vincent van Gogh. Your journey of discovery starts - just like Vincent's - here, in North Brabant.