Museum de Vier Quartieren

If you want to discover how Vincent van Gogh saw life in Brabant, Museum de Vier Quartieren is a place you shouldn’t miss.

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If you want to discover how Vincent van Gogh saw life in Brabant, Museum de Vier Quartieren is a place you shouldn’t miss. You can see what Van Gogh painted and how he viewed the world in this museum in Oirschot. Housed in a sixteenth century chapter house you can also learn here how people used to live sustainably. A small, intimate and educational museum in the middle of a village that itself is almost an outdoor museum. There are exploration hunts which let you discover unusual buildings and alleyways in Oirschot, or which challenge you inside the museum. The museum also offers many opportunities for groups (some of them really unique, and specially designed for deaf people or senior citizens with dementia) and with a lovely summer terrace in the grounds. Come and discover why a Swedish visitor could not keep her enthusiasm to herself and commented in the guest book, “This was the best museum ever”.

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If you want to discover how Vincent van Gogh saw life in Brabant, Museum de Vier Quartieren is a place you shouldn’t miss. You can see what Van Gogh painted and how he viewed the world in this museum in Oirschot. Housed in a sixteenth century chapter house you can also learn here how people used to live sustainably. A small, intimate and educational museum in the middle of a village that itself is almost an outdoor museum. There are exploration hunts which let you discover unusual buildings and alleyways in Oirschot, or which challenge you inside the museum. The museum also offers many opportunities for groups (some of them really unique, and specially designed for deaf people or senior citizens with dementia) and with a lovely summer terrace in the grounds. Come and discover why a Swedish visitor could not keep her enthusiasm to herself and commented in the guest book, “This was the best museum ever”.

Example of sustainability
There were no discussions about climate change, energy saving, waste disposal and overconsumption in the nineteenth century. In De Vier Quartieren you can discover how our forefathers lived according to the seasons, without wasting anything. It’s an impressive lesson about how simple life can be. You can smell and taste food from Van Gogh’s time, experience the feel of simple clothing and find out what it was like to sleep in an old box bed. Discover what life was like back then, ideally located in the Eindhoven-’s-Hertogenbosch-Tilburg triangle, and just 15 kilometres from Eindhoven Airport.

A charming gem!
The many positive reactions from foreign visitors reveal the museum’s international appeal. In addition, it combines perfectly with a walking or cycling trip through the beautiful countryside of Kampina, Mortelen, the Groene Woud and the Landschotse Heide heath. Or you can visit the adjacent St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the large Gothic churches still remaining in North Brabant. And after this you can quench your thirst at the Vandeoirsprong Brewery, where you can sample Oirschot’s centuries of brewing skills and experience with every sip.

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