Museum Vincentre | Van Gogh Village Nuenen
Background of The Potato Eaters
Van Gogh was inspired by the beautiful landscape and the simple life of people living near Nuenen and recorded both on his canvases. It should come as no surprise that this is where he created his first true masterpiece, The Potato Eaters.
Vincent’s world as a painter
The Vincentre Museum offers much to learn about Van Gogh’s life and work in Nuenen through interactive materials. Submerge yourself in his time and discover what drove and influenced him while he was working on his first great paintings. The Vincentre is also the start point of several pedestrian and bicycle tours to 21 sites that were important to Vincent’s life and work.