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Locations linked to Vincent van Gogh in Paris

Locations linked to Van Gogh in Paris

After the Netherlands and Belgium, my search for places linked to life and work of Van Gogh brought me to Paris next. Vincent lived there on several occasions. But, the most important one was between 1886 and 1888 when he decided to pursue his career as a painter and learn at the art centre of his time. There are many places related to him there, so here is my guide with some of the must-see locations linked to Vincent van Gogh in Paris.

Locations linked to Vincent van Gogh in Belgium

Vincent van Gogh in Belgium

After painting during the last five years in the Netherlands, Van Gogh moved to Antwerp in 1886. It wasn’t his first time in Belgium. He spent some time in Brussels a few years before. And have also lived for two years preaching among the coal miners in Borinage region between 1878 and 1880. I’ve spent a few days exploring those places, and have created this guide with locations related to life and work of Van Gogh in Belgium, to help you do the same.

Visiting Kröller-Müller Museum (how to get there & some other useful tips)

Visiting Kröller-Müller Museum

If I would be writing a list of five best museums in the Netherlands, Kröller-Müller Museum would definitely have a place on it. Located in a beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo and being home to the second largest collection of Van Gogh’s work in the world, it’s a museum that shouldn’t be missed. Here is a short guide for visiting the Kröller-Müller Museum, with the best ways of travelling there and some other useful tips.

Locations linked to Vincent van Gogh in the Netherlands

Van Gogh in the Netherlands

Although Vincent has spent a lot of time outside his home country, there are many places related to Van Gogh in the Netherlands. He was born there and has spent his childhood years in the south of the country. This is also where he lived during the first half of his painting career. The Netherlands is home to two museums with the most significant collections of his work, as well.

I have spent a weekend in Brabant exploring some places related to Van Gogh’s life during my project “Follow the footsteps of Van Gogh“. Here are some places I have visited, together with my recommendations for the best museums with Van Gogh’s paintings in the Netherlands.

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.