Add dates
Things to do in

Nuenen

Our most recommended things to do in Nuenen

Nuenen: Museum Vincentre Entry Ticket With Audio Tour

1. 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.

Eindhoven: Self-Guided Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Tour

2. 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.

Top sights in Nuenen

Frequently asked questions about Nuenen

What top attractions are a must-see in Nuenen?

The must-see attractions in Nuenen are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Nuenen

Want to discover all there is to do in Nuenen? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Nuenen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

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!

The museum is really very nice. Although there is no other original by van Gogh apart from an original letter, I really liked the presentation of his life with many modern forms of representation and an appealing ambience.