Following an initiative by Van Gogh Sites Foundation, a group of experts under the guidance of the Noordbrabants Museum and with support from the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, has been working to develop the criteria for Van Gogh Monuments. Based on this, an inventory of the most precious Van Gogh heritage in Brabant has been made, and 40 monuments have been selected. Van Gogh experts have nominated on 28 September the Dutch Reformed Church in (Etten-)Leur to become trhe 40th official Van Gogh Monument in North Brabant.News article
Vincent van Gogh was born and grew up in Brabant region, in the south of the Netherlands. The story of Vincent van Gogh has a tangible presence in Brabant. For many Van Gogh enthusiasts all over the world this story is a source of inspiration. Not only his works, but the places where Van Gogh lived and worked are being visited more frequently. The Van Gogh Sites Foundation wants to preserve and develop Vincent's heritage in Brabant and make sure it can be passed on to future generations.Read more
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In the villages of Zundert, Etten-Leur and Nuenen, Van Gogh heritage locations have been created. Visitors can start to explore Vincent's world there. In Zundert his early youth and family are highlighted. In Etten-Leur visitors can witness the start of his career and his complex relationships. In Nuenen visitors can discover his intense search for light and shape which resulted in his first masterpiece, Potato Eaters. Orignal paintings are on display at the Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch.Plan a visit to Vincent
Van Gogh Brabant has initiated Van Gogh Europe, together with heritage locations in Belgium and France. Three countries, six museums, nine heritage locations and fourteen towns are working together within Van Gogh Europe to maintain, develop and share Vincent van Gogh’s heritage.Van Gogh Europe