Van Gogh Tour

The Brabant life and landscape forms the basis of the work of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). His love for the simple man, nature and farmland; it all began in this beautiful province, when he lived here from 1883 to 1885 in Nuenen amid the beautiful woods and meadow landscapes. When Vincent made the famous painting “The Potato Eaters”, he painted the harsh reality of the everyday life of farmers. Many of his sources of inspiration are still there. Nuenen is an open air museum with many beautiful houses, trees and squares. 21 places of interest refer to the stay of Van Gogh in Nuenen where he made more than 500 drawings and paintings.
Cycle through the province of Brabant where Van Gogh lived and worked, the land that inspired him and he embraced in his heart. Follow his footsteps and visit the places of major impact on the work of this world-famous artist.

INFORMATION

TOUR MAP

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  • Nuenen (Overnight Stay: Day 1)
  • 's-Hertogenbosch (Overnight Stay: Day 2)
  • Tilburg (Overnight Stay: Day 3)
  • Hilvarenbeek (Overnight Stay: Day 4)
  • Nuenen (Overnight Stay: Day 5) (Departure: Day 6)

STARTING PLACE

  • Nuenen

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Amount of days: 7
  • Hotel nights: 6
  • Cycling days: 5
  • Biking level: 1
  • Hotel stars: 3 and 4
  • Parking of car: free at hotel
  • Train station: Eindhoven
  • Board: Breakfast (Half Board is optional)
  • E-bikes are available for rent on request
  • If preferred, GPS tracks are available

INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR

  • 6 nights with breakfast in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Big Buffet Breakfast each morning
  • Three course dinner or higher if you booked Half Board
  • Tourist information about the different places and sights
  • Cycling maps with detailed directions
  • On demand: Entire tour route GPS file
  • Saddlebags to carry things during your biking trip
  • Service Hotline (7 days a week)
  • The option to rent bikes and/or trailers
  • We can adapt the bike(s) to your needs

DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

Day 1: arrival Nuenen

Right after arriving you can admire the village of Nuenen, where van Gogh lived from 1883 to 1885 and painted several of his world famous paintings. You will stay overnight in this village. You probably want to start with a visit to the Vincentre.

Day 2: Daytrip in the Nuenen area

You will make a roundtrip by bike in the Nuenen area to discover the 20+ Van Gogh highlights.

Day 3: Nuenen - 's Hertogenbosch

56 km

Today you will explore the landscape of the Brabant province with landscapes that inspired the painter in his work. The cycling route is signposted with special Van Gogh route signs. At the end of the day you arrive in the capital of the province, 's-Hertogenbosch. Next to a lively city centre full of restaurants you will find the North Brabant Museum, an important museum with the art and history of Brabant. Here you can find original works by Van Gogh, like the female farmers of the Potato Eaters and his father's Rectory.

Day 4: 's Hertogenbosch - Tilburg

43 km

On day three you leave 's Hertogenbosch on the southern side, through Vught. You will cycle to the “Loonse and Drunense” Dunes, through Oisterwijk to Tilburg. At the spot where once was Van Gogh's school, today children are learning to draw and paint in Vincent's Art Room. In a reconstructed classroom, you see how he got his first serious drawing lessons from his teacher Constant Huijsmans.

Day 5: Tilburg - Hilvarenbeek

34 km

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this cycling day. Between Alphen and Goirle you will cycle along the border of Belgium. The paintings of Vincent will come to life.

Day 6: Hilvarenbeek - Nuenen

43 km

On your last day of cycling you will cross narrow paths back to Nuenen. Again you will come across the beautiful fields and farmlands he loved so much. Back in Nuenen, you can look back on your trip and dream about what Van Gogh was doing only a hundred plus years ago in this very place.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast your cycling holiday comes to an end.

HOTELS

SELECTION OF HOTELS

For your daily overnight stays we select the best hotels from our pool of quality hotels. Because some of the hotels are sometimes fully booked we use this selection system so we can switch to the next hotel on the list if the previous hotel didn't have any rooms available.

GENERAL INFORMATION OF ALL HOTELS WE BOOK FOR YOU

  • All hotels are 3 or 4 star hotels selected for quality
  • Breakfast is included every morning of your trip (free)
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel (free)
  • Three or higher course meal when you book Halfboard
  • Tour information/instructions in your arrival hotel

PRICES & DATES

BOOKING DATES: Every Friday and Saturday From April 1st until September 24th

Van Gogh Tour Price
Double room per person, 5 nights €540
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
Additional Options Price
Single Room €180 (6 x €30)
Rent Bike €72 (6 x €12)
Dinner (Every Night) €165 (6 x €27,50)
Emergency Hot Line/Bike Breakdown Pass €15 (6x €2,50)
Additional Night €70 per night
GPS €10 (price per tour)

DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

Day 1: arrival Nuenen

Right after arriving you can admire the village of Nuenen, where van Gogh lived from 1883 to 1885 and painted several of his world famous paintings. You will stay overnight in this village. You probably want to start with a visit to the Vincentre.

Day 2: Daytrip in the Nuenen area

You will make a roundtrip by bike in the Nuenen area to discover the 20+ Van Gogh highlights.

Day 3: Nuenen - 's Hertogenbosch

56 km

Today you will explore the landscape of the Brabant province with landscapes that inspired the painter in his work. The cycling route is signposted with special Van Gogh route signs. At the end of the day you arrive in the capital of the province, 's-Hertogenbosch. Next to a lively city centre full of restaurants you will find the North Brabant Museum, an important museum with the art and history of Brabant. Here you can find original works by Van Gogh, like the female farmers of the Potato Eaters and his father's Rectory.

Day 4: 's Hertogenbosch - Tilburg

43 km

On day three you leave 's Hertogenbosch on the southern side, through Vught. You will cycle to the “Loonse and Drunense” Dunes, through Oisterwijk to Tilburg. At the spot where once was Van Gogh's school, today children are learning to draw and paint in Vincent's Art Room. In a reconstructed classroom, you see how he got his first serious drawing lessons from his teacher Constant Huijsmans.

Day 5: Tilburg - Hilvarenbeek

34 km

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this cycling day. Between Alphen and Goirle you will cycle along the border of Belgium. The paintings of Vincent will come to life.

Day 6: Hilvarenbeek - Nuenen

43 km

On your last day of cycling you will cross narrow paths back to Nuenen. Again you will come across the beautiful fields and farmlands he loved so much. Back in Nuenen, you can look back on your trip and dream about what Van Gogh was doing only a hundred plus years ago in this very place.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast your cycling holiday comes to an end.

HOTELS

SELECTION OF HOTELS

For your daily overnight stays we select the best hotels from our pool of quality hotels. Because some of the hotels are sometimes fully booked we use this selection system so we can switch to the next hotel on the list if the previous hotel didn't have any rooms available.

GENERAL INFORMATION OF ALL HOTELS WE BOOK FOR YOU

  • All hotels are 3 or 4 star hotels selected for quality
  • Breakfast is included every morning of your trip (free)
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel (free)
  • Three or higher course meal when you book Halfboard
  • Tour information/instructions in your arrival hotel

PRICES & DATES

BOOKING DATES: Every Friday and Saturday From April 1st until September 24th

Van Gogh Tour Price
Double room per person, 5 nights €540
Breakfast FREE
Hotel-to-Hotel Luggage Transfers FREE
Additional Options Price
Single Room €180 (6 x €30)
Rent Bike €72 (6 x €12)
Dinner (Every Night) €165 (6 x €27,50)
Emergency Hot Line/Bike Breakdown Pass €15 (6x €2,50)
Additional Night €70 per night
GPS €10 (price per tour)

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