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Eindhoven: Self-Guided Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Tour

1. Eindhoven: Self-Guided Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Tour

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, andthe 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.

Nuenen: Museum Vincentre Entry Ticket With Audio Tour

2. Nuenen: Museum Vincentre Entry Ticket With Audio Tour

Vincent van Gogh lived and worked for two years in Nuenen, from 1883 to 1885. During his stay, he produced almost 25% of his total work and painted his first world-famous masterpiece the “Potato Eaters”. In the Vincentre Museum, you will hear all about Van Gogh and read his own stories about Nuenen. Understand why he was so passionate about this city and the surroundings of Eindhoven. Also, during his time in Nuenen, Vincent gave lessons. Discover a unique collection of original artworks by four of Vincent's students. Benefit from an audio guide in no fewer than eight languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. In the village itself, there is 23 locations that have a direct link with Van Gogh. Together, they form a walking and cycling route with interactive informational signs in Dutch and English.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Tour & Museum Entry Plus One Attraction

3. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Tour & Museum Entry Plus One Attraction

Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh as you trace the footsteps of this world-famous artist. Meet your guide in Amsterdam and relax during the 2-hour drive to Nuenen. Visit various locations that inspired the artist during his 2 years living in the village, where he completed over 500 paintings and drawings. Enjoy entrance to the Vincentre and explore the exhibits with an audio guide. Discover some of the 23 Van Gogh locations in the village by bike or on foot, including the Reformed Church that featured in his painting. Soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality in the shops and cafes in the village. Head back to Amsterdam to visit the Van Gogh Museum. See the world’s largest collection of works by the artist as you wander through the museum. Afterwards, finish your day with your choice of two incredible attractions.  Choose either a 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside or a relaxing canal cruise. With the 5D flight, breathtaking film and special effects will take you soaring over the must-see sites of the Netherlands. The canal cruise allows you to admire Amsterdam’s most famous attractions from the water.

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