Van Gogh cycling route: Tilburg (51 km)


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This cycling route guides you through the area in which Vincent van Gogh spent part of his school years. Sit at one of the desks at which he learnt the basics of drawing and make your own artwork.

  • Cycle through the environment in which Vincent van Gogh learnt to draw
  • Visit Vincent’s Art Room and discover where he followed his first drawing lessons.
  • Part of the Van Gogh Cycling Route, which was elected European Cycling Route of the year 2016

Vincent’s Art Room

When he was 13 in 1866, Vincent van Gogh moved from Zundert to Tilburg to be taught at the brand new Rijks-HBS. Today the building houses Vincents Tekenlokaal or Vincent’s Art Room, a reconstruction of the classroom in which young Vincent attended his first serious drawing lessons. Sit at one of the desks in the classroom where Vincent learnt how to draw and explore your own artistic talents in the modern digital art room.

The route

The cycling route starts at Vincent’s Art Room. From there, you will cycle about 51 kilometers through the beautiful Brabant landscape and discover many places that Van Gogh saw while he was in school. The cycling route also guides you to the building on St. Annaplein 18-19, where Vincent lived while studying at the HBS college. You can admire the bronze commemorative plaque on the facade.

Addresses you will pass on the way

  • Vincent van Gogh’s pension
  • De Pont (museum for contemporary art)
  • Brabant Nature Museum
  • TextielMuseum
  • Several art galleries and ateliers
  • Animal Park De Oliemeulen
  • Children’s Paradise Circus City
  • The beautiful landscapes of the Hilver

Practical information

  • Number of kilometers: 51
  • Nodes: 65-66-78-82-81-37-36-35-77-75-76 follow the center route until 66 and continue on 67-72-73-74-34-9-10-61-64 and then back to 65.
  • Start and end point: Vincents Tekenlokaal, Stadhuisplein 128, 5038 TC, Tilburg.

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Van Gogh cycling route: Tilburg (51 km)
Goirkestraat 96
5046GN Tilburg
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