Vincents Lichtlab Van Gogh Village Museum
© Frank van Welie via Van Gogh Brabant
Category:Rural Van Gogh

Van Gogh Village Museum in Nuenen

Visit the place where Vincent van Gogh lived and worked for years. At the Van Gogh Village Museum in Nuenen, you’ll discover what inspired him and how he created his first masterpiece ‘The Potato Eaters’. Stop by Vincent’s Lightlab for an interactive experience where you can display your own creativity by working with light and colours.

  • See how Van Gogh lived in Nuenen and follow in the footsteps of this icon of art.
  • Walk or cycle past 21 locations that played a role in Van Gogh's life.
  • Visit the location where Van Gogh painted his masterpiece 'The Potato Eaters'.
Berg 29
5671CA Nuenen

Vincent's Nuenen

In 1883, then 30-year-old Vincent van Gogh settled in Nuenen. He initially moved in with his parents but, due to the many quarrels with his father, he soon found his own studio. In Nuenen, he devoted himself entirely to his painting for the first time and was inspired by nature and peasant life. In the two years that followed, he painted no less than a quarter of his entire oeuvre, including his first real masterpiece 'The Potato Eaters.'

Present day Nuenen

At the Van Gogh Village Museum you can experience up close how Van Gogh lived and worked in Nuenen. You’ll discover how important his time in Brabant was and will be taken on an interactive tour into his world and thoughts. Vincent's Lightlab provides an immersive experience where you can experiment with light and colour and follow in Van Gogh's footsteps.

From Nuenen, you can follow unique Van Gogh cycling and walking routes that take you past dozens of Van Gogh monuments.

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