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Van Gogh Bike Tour from Nuenen
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7 days
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
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7-21
Culture History
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Van Gogh Bike Tour from Nuenen
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Bike Tour: Van Gogh Bike Tour from Nuenen - 7 days

Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces are to be found throughout the world. But their roots are firmly planted in the Dutch province of Brabant. This is where he was born and raised. Many of his letters were written in Nuenen and a quarter of all his works date from the period he spent in Nuenen. This includes his first masterpiece "The Potato Eaters". Brabant is where his love of the peasant landscape, the countryside and simple way of life began.

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Route
Day 1: Arrival Nuenen
Day 2: Roundtrip Nuenen
Day 3: Nuenen - 's Hertogenbosch
Day 4: 's Hertogenbosch - Tilburg
Day 5: Tilburg - Diessen
Day 6: Diessen - Nuenen
Day 7: Return home

Day 1:    Arrival Nuenen

Arrival Nuenen

Day 2:    Roundtrip Nuenen

Today you have the time to take it easy and enjoy the Van Gogh highlights in and around Nuenen. You might want to start with a visit to the Vincentre to learn about this great artist. Afterwards you cycle around the 21 highlights that can be found in this area.

Day 3:    Nuenen - 's Hertogenbosch
56 km

Today is your first full cycling day exploring the rural landscape of Brabant province that inspired the painter when he was in his very early thirties. This route has been signposted with special Van Gogh cycle route signs. At the end of the day you will reach charming 's Hertogenbosch, capital of Brabant province. Here you can find the North Brabant Museum, the leading museum for the best of Brabant art and history. The museum is the only location in Brabant where actual paintings by Van Gogh can be viewed. You will see the peasant women from The Potato Eaters here, his father’s parsonage and the unspoilt Brabant landscape for which Van Gogh was always homesick.

Day 4:    's Hertogenbosch - Tilburg
43 km

Leaving 's Hertogenbosch southbound via Vught, you will cycle to Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park (inland dunes) then continue to the towns of Oisterwijk and Tilburg. When he was 13-14 years old, Van Gogh attended secondary school in Tilburg. On the spot where his school once stood, children are now learning to draw in Vincent's Art Room where history and the newest technology merge together. In the reconstructed classroom, they can see how he received his first serious drawing lesson from renowned master Constant Huijsmans. (only for groups, reservation needed)

Day 5:    Tilburg - Diessen
49 km

Enjoy the peace and quiet on this cycle tour as we take a loop into the province. Between Alphen and Goirle we almost cross the Belgium border. Cycling the backroads of Brabant you will see the landscape of Van Gogh paintings come to life.

Day 6:    Diessen - Nuenen
55 km

On the last day you cycle on small well signed cyclepaths back to Nuenen. You will once more pass through the fields and farmlands that he loved so much. Before entering Nuenen you will cross Eindhoven, the largest city in Brabant and home to Philips, DAF Trucks and Brabantia. Once back in Nuenen you can visit your favorite "Van Gogh" spot.

Day 7:    Return home

After breakfast in your hotel, you will return home.

prices & dates
Starting dates:  
Friday and Saturday from April 1 till September 24.  
   
Prices €  Euro 
Per person in a double room 
6 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
580,00
   
A supplement will be required for:  
Single room (€ 30 x 6) 180,00
Dinner (€ 30 x 6) 180,00
Bike rental (€ 12 x 6) 72,00
E-Bike (€ 25 x 6) 150,00
Emergency Call Out Service/Bike breakdown pass (€ 2,75 x 6) 16,50
   
Extra night 70,00
   
Starting point:  
Nuenen  
accommodation

Nuenen - Auberge Vincent***

Den Bosch - Golden Tulip Hotel Central****

Tilburg - Hotel Mercure Tilburg****

Diessen - Auberge De Hilver***

practical info

6 Nights included

3/4 Star Hotels

Breakfast included, Halfboard optional

Tourist information on all the places of interest

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

Eindhoven

Parking possibilities at the hotel

GPS-tracks availible

Any ferry crossings are not included

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