In 1873-1874, a 20-year-old Vincent van Gogh lived at 87 Hackford Road in Stockwell, London. During his long walks through the city and visits to cultural landmarks and galleries, Van Gogh became deeply inspired by British culture, artists, and writers.
The friends Ruben, Jiro and Frank have spent the past few months travelling in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps. They visited landscapes in Brabant and Belgian mines, they ventured through unspoilt nature to Vincent’s final resting place in Northern France, and they continued their journey to the blistering heat of Arles and Saint-Rémy. With their own eyes, they beheld where Vincent grew up and where he created his first works. The three friends visited the place where Vincent endured his testing times and paused for reflection where he ultimately came to rest.
Our journey has begun..
Follow Van Gogh through Europe and share your story!
Just like Ruben, Jiro and Frank, you can now retrace Van Gogh’s steps. Go beyond the well-trodden paths and discover your favourite Van Gogh location. Will you be inspired by bustling city life, or by rural tranquility? With Route Van Gogh Europe, it’s easy to put together your very own trip!
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of the world's most loved artists. His paintings, drawings and letters inspire people of all ages. His work can be admired in numerous museums around the world. Many places where the artist lived and worked can be visited, from the Netherlands to the South of France. About 25 organizations and museums in the Netherlands, Belgium and France have joined forces under the name Van Gogh Europe.
From the ground of his birthplace to Belgian mines and from the wheat fields in northern France to colourful south three friends followed Van Gogh's footsteps through Europe.
De sa terre natale aux mines belges, des champs de blés du Nord de la France aux couleurs du Sud, trois amis ont marché sur les pas de Van Gogh. Suivez Van Gogh à travers l'Europe et partagez votre histoire.
The journey south... Between cypresses and olive trees three friends follow Van Gogh's
footsteps in Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
Follow Ruben, Jiro and Frank through landscapes in Brabant and Belgian mines. They
ventured through unspoilt nature to Vincent’s final resting place in Northern France.
Discover how Ruben, Jiro and Frank started their journey in the Netherlands.
Through thick clay, Dutch landscapes, Vincent's birthplace and the museums that show
his art nowadays.
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