Excursion: The Life and Work of Vincent van Gogh

On 21 March 2017, the two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen 14 years ago will go back on public display at the Van Gogh Museum. To celebrate the homecoming of Van Gogh’s View of the Sea at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, we are organising a special excursion. This excursion will transport you on a journey through Vincent’s life, walking in his footsteps in Nuenen and visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. You simply cannot get any closer to Vincent!


  • Visit the green village of Nuenen.
  • Welcomed by a guide and visit the Vincentre (incl. audio guide) and view a film charting Van Gogh’s years in Nuenen.
  • Stroll through the open-air museum and explore with the guide from the Vincentre where and how Vincent and his family lived.
  • See the church featured in the recovered painting Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, which Vincent painted for his mother.   
  • Back in Amsterdam, enjoy fast-lane entrance to the Van Gogh Museum.
  • View the recovered paintings first-hand. View Vincent’s numerous self-portraits, read quotes from his letters and discover everything about his time in Southern France.
  • Voucher for a Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (60 min) included.

Nuenen: Van Gogh Village

Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and visit a range of locations in Nuenen that inspired the artist, including the reformed church featured in his painting. This excursion will give you an insight into Vincent’s life in Nuenen, where he lived from December 1883 to November 1885. Vincent was very productive in this village, completing more than 500 paintings and drawings within a period of just two years. One of these was The Potato Eaters, now one of Vincent’s most famous works. During your time in Nuenen, visit the Vincentre Museum, explore the 23 ‘Van Gogh locations’ by bike or on foot and soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality at the numerous shops and cafes.

Van Gogh Museum

After exploring Vincent’s homeland, we will return to Amsterdam to view the recovered paintings and his other fascinating works at the Van Gogh Museum. Renowned masterpieces, quotes from letters and audio fragments all unite to answer your burning questions about the artist. For example, about his numerous self-portraits. About the time he spent in Southern France, where he painted Sunflowers. And about why he painted Almond Blossom.

Tickets include

  • Entrance to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
  • Entrance to the Vincentre in Nuenen including audio guide (UK, DU, FR, IT, SP, CHI, JAP)
  • Village walk with a guide along some of the Van Gogh heritage locations
  • Return transportation from Amsterdam to Nuenen by coach.  
  • Voucher for a Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (60 min) included.


  • Adults: €99 p.p. 
  • Children (under 18): €50


  • Coach to Nuenen departs from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam every Saturday at 09.00 hrs
  • Departure from Nuenen back to Amsterdam at 14.00 hrs
  • Arrival to the Van Gogh Museum 15.30 hrs. The museum is open until 18.00 hrs
  • Travel time from Amsterdam to Nuenen is approximately 1.5 hours


  • Instant confirmation
  • Full day excursion
  • Pick-up from the Van Gogh Museum
  • Informative, friendly and professional driver/guide

For more information and to book your excursion, please visit: Tourcompany