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Eindhoven: Self-Guided Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Tour

Activity provider: City Tours Eindhoven

Eindhoven: Self-Guided Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Tour

Activity provider: City Tours Eindhoven

From US$ 31.86 per person

Discover where Vincent van Gogh spent a quarter of his life on this bicycle tour. See the places that he painted or sketched in real life as you ride on two wheels from Eindhoven to Nuenen.

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Duration 6 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Van Gogh heritage on your own with a special designed web-app
  • Admire the painted watermills of Opwetten and Coll yourself
  • Walk through the museum and get to know the person Vincent
  • Get to know everything about his period in Eindhoven and Nuenen
  • Eat pie (with drink) in the watermill of Opwetten, painted by Van Gogh
Full description

Follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh as you ride between Eindhoven to Nuenen on a self-guided bicycle tour that visits locations that were significant for the famous Dutch artist. Visit the Vincente Museum in Nuenen and discover even more about the painter.

The tour starts in the center of Eindhoven at the historic NRE site where the pickup is for the bike rental if rented. Follow the route that Vincent walked from the station in Eindhoven to his parents in Nuenen. The route is available in a specially designed web app (Dutch and automatically translated into 8 languages) to be followed on your phone. Experience the places (visible and invisible) where his painter friends Antoon Hermans, Anton Kerssemakers, Willem van de Wakker, and Dimmen Gestel lived and where he bought his painting supplies.

You can see the house of his friend Anton Hermans and the Catharina church that Van Gogh sketched from Hermans' backyard, but also the Tongelre district with the Collse watermill and the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path. Then you cycle into Nuenen and drink coffee/tea with cake at the Watermolen van Opwetten, which was painted by van Gogh. Via the Clemenskerk, windmill de Roosdonck, the place where the potato eaters' house stood, the Van Gogh church, and

the Vincente museum.

Part of this tour is the Vincentre museum, where you can catch your breath in the coffee corner after cycling. After the rest, you have the opportunity to visit the museum including an audio system (with the same languages as the web app). There is no other place in the Netherlands where you can get so close to the painter. Nuenen alone has 14 locations painted or sketched by Vincent van Gogh and Eindhoven has 4 official locations. After the visit to the museum, you'll cycle past a number of important points such as the vicar's house, Nune Ville, the Begemann factory, the Broek nature reserve, and some monuments. Cycle back to Eindhoven via a beautiful rural route and look back on a beautiful tour where you really came closer to Van Gogh.

Includes
  • Vincent van Gogh cycling tour web-app (available in 8 languages)
  • Entrance to the Vincentre Museum
  • Audio guide in the museum (available in 8 languages)
  • A cup of coffee or tea with a sweet treat at the Opwettense Watermill
  • Rental bike (if option selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Theft/damage insurance rental bike (own risk)
  • Headphone to listen to the audio on your phone
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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What to bring

  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Internet access
  • Helmet
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • The total distance covered is 29km. Eindhoven-Nuenen/Vincentre museum: 16km. Museum Vincentre-Eindhoven: 13km
  • The museum is open until 5:00 PM (closed Mondays)
  • The languages Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese are included in the audio tour in the museum
  • Bring a phone holder for your handlebars
  • A phone holder for your handlebars can be borrowed for a deposit of €5 at the starting point
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Surprising experience in the village of Van Gogh. A ride in the middle of its landscapes. The museum is also a wonderful experience, very kind staff, as well as those who rent the bicycle who always offer something to drink, special people! I would recommend it to all nature and Van Gogh lovers!

August 18, 2022

Product ID: 387653