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Places linked to Vincent van Gogh (the Netherlands, Belgium and France)

Locations linked to Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world. During his short ten-years-long career, he made around 1,800 artworks. However, he wasn’t only an artist. He lived in four different countries and was one of the first modern travellers back in 1880s. After working as a museum guide at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for three years, I knew his paintings exhibited there by heart. But, I started to feel the wanderlust for visiting those places depicted on van Gogh’s paintings, as well. So, in spring 2019 I set on a train in Amsterdam, and during the next two weeks visited and explored locations linked to van Gogh in the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Van Gogh in Arles (locations related to his life and work)

Van Gogh in Arles

After living in Paris for two years, Vincent van Gogh moved to the very south of France, in his search for the light and the brighter colours. He has spent a year there and that’s where he has found his own unique style. It’s also where some of his most famous paintings were created. There are many locations related to life and work of Van Gogh in Arles, that could still be seen today. I’ve spent two days there and have looked for some of them.

Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise (locations related to his life and work)

Van Gogh in Auvers sur Oise

Auvers-sur-Oise is one of my favourite places related to life and work of Vincent van Gogh. It’s a village where he lived during the last two months of his life. He painted around 80 paintings during that time. However, that’s also a place where he died and is buried today. There are so many locations related to Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, anyone in love with his work, should definitely visit it.