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Van Gogh Daytrip

Sunday 16 September | 07h50 - 20h30
Noord Brabant
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Coach pick-up point:
Place Schuman
Includes:
trip by 4* coach, entrance fees, bottled water or orange juice, guided museum tour, guided village art tour, movie, great group of international people, a lifetime memory
Child ticket available:
Select ticket on the cart page, Yes, for up to 16 years (€60)
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Members please log in before registering, Non-members are welcome to join us, You can book as long as the [Book now] button is still active, even the evening before departure., For more (last-minute) information don't hesitate to mail us at info@expatclub.org or call 0495-345144.
Luis
Carol
Lisa
Birgit
Ines
Peter
Doina
Tatiana
David
Tore Jan
Edgar

Departure from Place Schuman at 07h50, return at 20h30. For more practical trip information, click here ≫

The visit in Nuenen was excellent, the guides very professional and very fond of their jobs. And also the visit in the museum. The film, just amazing, great, fantastic, highly recommended.” – participant 14 January 2018

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most admired artists. But how much do you really know about his life? During this day trip from Brussels we travel to three places in the Province of North Brabant in the Netherland and learn about his Dutch period. We visit the place where he was born and grew up, Zundert. We also go to the village of Nuenen, where Van Gogh lived for several years and painted about 25% of his entire oeuvre, including famous paintings such as “The Potato Eaters”. It is here where he became a Master painter. And finally we visit a top museum in Den Bosch, the Capital of the Province. This museum has a special Van Gogh section and we’ll enjoy a nice guided tour.

The village of Zundert, where Van Gogh was born and raised, is located close to the Dutch-Belgian border near Breda

The Van Gogh House in Zundert, a centre dedicated to his youth and upbringing | by G. Lanting (own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Zundert – Vincent’s birthplace
We depart from Place Schuman by luxury 4* coach. After just an hour we’ll arrive in Zundert, a village just across the Dutch border not far from Breda. We visit the Vincent van Gogh House. This is not a museum in the classical sense of the word, but it provides for active experiences and a stimulating presentation on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. The permanent presentation “Vincent van Gogh – The roots of a master” stands alone, and focuses on the youth of the artist, but is also a prelude to the temporary exhibitions. The focus of those exhibitions is put on those artists from the 20th and 21st century who have been and still are inspired by Vincent van Gogh. (source: het Van Gogh Huis)

Nuenen – Vincent becoming a master
After our morning visit to Zundert, we continue towards the city of Eindhoven. Just East of this major city lies the village of Nuenen, where Vincent Van Gogh lived between 1883 and 1885. This is where he became a master painter. We learn all about his adult life in this area of the Netherlands in the Vincentre. The permanent exhibition uses audiovisual technology to tell the story of two characters: Vincent van Gogh and Nuenen. Both characters are unravelled and a love-hate relationship evolves. During your visit you will become increasingly involved in this story.

The Vincentre in Nuenen | by Provincie Noord-Brabant (own work), via WIkimedia Commons

Lunch in Nuenen
After our visit to the Vincentre there is time for a simple but good lunch in one of the local restaurants. It costs only €13,50 including one drink. If you would like to join, please indicate so during checkout. Please note that you will not have time to search for a lunch place on your own due to the program of this day, so if you don’t join us, make sure to bring something yourself. If you order for more than one person, you can just choose one dish and let us know what your friends want to eat by leaving it in the comments on the checkout page (or send us an email at info@expatclub.org). You can always change your preference, until we depart in the morning. All dishes are be served with french fries and cup salad. The burgers will be served with french fries.If you don’t want to join, please choose the very last option. Here are the options:

  • Chicken satey dish
  • Schnitzel dish
  • Chicken slices dish with sweet/light picant
  • Large burger with tomato, lettuce, cucumber, cheese, bacon and Belgian mayonnaise
  • Large burger with tomato, lettuce, cucumber, cheese, samurai sauce and frites sauce
  • Vegetarian Large burger with tomato, lettuce, cucumber, red onion, feta, falafel and tzatziki

The Van Gogh church in Nuenen

We end our visit to Nuenen with a 45-60 minutes guided tour through the village and see a few of the actual places that Van Gogh eternalised on canvas, including the “little Van Gogh church”. This is maybe the best way to make his art come alive.

The famous Potato Eaters (hanging in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam)

Den Bosch
The Noordbrabants Museum is the leading museum containing the best of Brabant art and history. The museum is the only location in Brabant where actual paintings by Van Gogh can be viewed, such as the peasant women from The Potato Eaters here, his father’s parsonage and the unspoilt Brabant landscape for which Van Gogh was always homesick.  We will also enjoy a guided tour in this museum. Besides the work of Van Gogh you will also have the opportunity to see other art in the museum

‘s-Hertogenbosch or Den Bosch in short, is one of the nicest cities in the South of the Netherlands with a very important and large Gothic Cathedral | by Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, via Wikimedia Commons

After our visit to the museum you will have some time to explore this lovely city on your own. We’ll be gathering in a nice pub for a final drink before we head back to Brussels.

 

Loving Vincent: the first fully painted movie
On our way back to Brussels we will watch the incredible movie Loving Vincent. You simply must see this amazing work of art that is an outstanding tribute to Vincent Van Gogh. It tells a beautiful story by letting coming several of his masterpieces come to life. There is no better way to finish this day!

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  1. Carmelita Organo

    Hello Edgar,
    How much is the trip to Van Gogh this Sept?
    Thanks
    Carmen Organo




    1. Edgar Post author

      Hello Carmen,

      The exact price is not yet known, but it is likely about the same as in January (€100 or so).

      Best regards,

      Edgar




  2. Edgar Post author

    We put you on the list Patricia. It will open up soon.

    Kind regards,

    Edgar