Het Noordbrabants Museum showcases art, history and culture of the Brabant region. The dynamic museum exhibits original paintings by Vincent van Gogh, who lived in Brabant, as well as an impressive collection of paintings from 1500-1800, including those of Pieter Brueghel, Van Thulden and Bosschaert.
- Take a look at beautiful Van Gogh paintings at the Van Gogh Pavilion.
- Discover the museum’s stunning mix of old and new art: an archaeological collection from the Roman pe-riod, paintings from the 16th - 19th centuries and modern art paintings.
- Learn about Brabant’s colourful history at the museum’s exhibitions.
Het Noordbrabants Museum, which together with Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch comprises the heart of the museum district in the city of Den Bosch, offers a unique overview of life in Brabant through the centuries. From Roman times to modern top works by Jan Sluijters, you will find it all at the 4000 m2 exhibition space.
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.