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Van Gogh Museum – www.vangoghmuseum.com
Nowhere in the world is it possible to see so many paintings by Vincent van Gogh in one place. The development of the complete range of the artist’s work can be followed in the museum. His paintings can also be compared to works from the collection of other 19th century artists. The Van Gogh Museum was founded in 1973 by the Dutch State and Vincent Willem van Gogh (1890-1978), the artist’s nephew.
In 2015 the Van Gogh Museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and until 10 pm on Fridays, with the following exceptions:
- 1 March until 30 June: daily from 9 am to 6 pm and until 10 pm on Fridays.
- 1 July to 31 August: daily from 9 am to 6 pm, until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
- 25 September until 31 October: daily from 9 am to 6 pm and until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Friday 25 December: 9 am to 5 pm.
Admission: € 15 (full rate)
Children up to 17: free
Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam
Kröller-Müller Museum – www.kmm.nl
The museum contains a world-famous collection of mostly 19th and 20th century works of art. Thanks to Anton and Helene Kröller-Müller the museum has the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world. The museum also has a lovely sculpture garden and is situated in a beautiful national park.
Precisely by giving this collaboration a Van Gogh perspective, the Kröller-Müller Museum has accelerated the planning formation with the municipality of Ede/Food Valley, the province of Gelderland, the Regional Bureau for Tourism Arnhem Nijmegen, Veluwe Bureau for Tourism and other partners in a European context.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday (and public holidays) from 10 am until 5 pm (the museum is closed on 1 January). The sculpture garden closes at 4.30 pm.
Admission: € 17.40 (full rate), including entrance to the park
Address: Houtkampweg 6, Otterlo
Region of Brabant – www.vangoghbrabant.com
Van Gogh’s Homeland
Five locations have drawn attention to the Brabant years of Van Gogh and their influence on his future career. This heritage is covered by several routes.
Vincent van Gogh House Zundert. The birthplace of Vincent with memories of his youth.
Van Gogh attended school in Tilburg in Vincent’s Art Room. Nowadays history combines with the latest technology here.
Vincent Van Gogh Information Centre Etten-Leur. Having decided to become an artist, Van Gogh returned to his parents’ house. It was here that he sketched his first models and landscapes.
Van Gogh Village Nuenen is an ‘outdoor museum’ with 21 locations which remind us of Van Gogh. The Vincentre exhibition plays a central role in this.
The North Brabant Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch displays the highlights of Brabant art and history. Among them are paintings of peasants, his father’s rectory and the Brabant landscape for which he was always homesick.
Admission (full rate):
Nuenen Vincentre: € 6.50
Van Gogh Huis Zundert: € 6
Noordbrabants Museum: € 12
City and region of Mons
In 1878 Van Gogh arrived as an evangelist in the area around Mons. Two years later he left, convinced that his destiny was to be in drawing and painting. Mons will be the European Capital of Culture in 2015 and will draw attention to this period through the major exhibition Van Gogh in the Borinage, the birth of an artist (from 24 January to 17 May 2015, BAM, Museum of Fine Arts). In 2015 two other locations will be opened to the public: the house in Cuesmes and the house in Wasmes which are currently being restored. In addition to Mons 2015, the Communauté de Colfontaine, the city of Mons and the Office du Tourisme de Mons are involved in Van Gogh Europe.
Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015 – www.mons2015.eu
Van Gogh in the Borinage, the birth of an artist
From 24 January to 17 May 2015
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm
Admission: € 12 (full rate)
Address BAM (Musée des Beaux-Arts): Rue Neuve 8, Mons
A route has been marked out through the town passing locations which can be seen in Van Gogh’s work. This route will also be available in digital form from 2013. The Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles is planning to open the doors of its brand new museum in 2013. The ambition is to organise exhibitions featuring work by Van Gogh in addition to its permanent collection of modern art. Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, Ville d’Arles and the Office du Tourisme Arles are all collaborating in Arles.
L’Hôpital Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a unique location. This is the hospital to which Van Gogh was admitted during his time in southern France. The landscape is still very familiar. In addition to L’Hôpital Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, Ville de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Office du Tourisme Saint-Rémy-de-Provence are both involved with Van Gogh Europe in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.