Het Noordbrabants Museum
Behind the beautiful Classicist façade of the old Den Bosch Government Palace you will find great exhibitions on the art, culture and history of Noord-Brabant. Following a large-scale renovation and reopening in 2013, the museum has added temporary exhibitions in the garden gallery and side wing in addition to the permanent collection.
Noord-Brabant through the centuries
The permanent collection embraces works from the late Middle Ages, such as ‘God’s Judgement’, 16th century works by Pieter Breughel the Younger, ‘Peasant woman digging’ by Vincent van Gogh and modern and contemporary works by Jan Sluijters, JCJ Vanderheyden, Mark Manders, Jan Fabre and others.The museum is located on Verwersstraat 41 in Den Bosch.
Van Gogh in Brabant
The Noordbrabants Museum’s Van Gogh pavilion showcases many seminal works from the artist’s Brabant period – in fact, it’s the only museum in the region to house original Van Gogh paintings. The museum also recently acquired ‘The garden of the vicarage at Nuenen’ from a private collection. This 1885 work is the last-known watercolor produced by Van Gogh in Nuenen, making it an interesting piece of his oeuvre. Its acquisition is arguably the most important purchase ever made by the museum, solidifying its ambition to offer a comprehensive overview of Van Gogh’s Brabant period.
From the Noordbrabants Museum, an inspiring cycling route leads through the authentic landscape of Brabant. The cycling route offers a wonderful overview of the development that Vincent van Gogh went through in his period in Brabant.