From 30 March 2017, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Van Gogh Brabant are introducing a bus service to Nuenen. The service will run daily until April 5, with trips every Saturday afterwards.
Coinciding with the return of the two stolen Van Gogh paintings from the Van Gogh Museum Seascape at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, the bus service will grant visitors the possibility not only to see the paintings, but also to visit the heritage sites in Nuenen in one day. Nuenen is often also referred to as ‘Van Gogh Village’ and is located nearby Eindhoven, the province in which Vincent was born, where he spent most of his life and where he produced no less than a quarter of his works. This collaboration is the result of close cooperation between Van Gogh partners in the Netherlands and the marketing organisations NBTC Holland and VisitBrabant.
Not only the introduction of the bus service but also the role the Van Gogh Museum is paying in this collaboration is unique. This is the first time the museum is offering a ticket which will combine a visit to the museum with an experience in another province. Tickets cost €99 p.p. and can be booked through Tour Company and international booking portals such as Expedia, Viator, Get your Guide, as well as from the Van Gogh Museum.