Vincent van Gogh cycle route ’s-Hertogenbosch

2 hour 35 minutes (31.0 km)

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’s-Hertogenbosch is the provincial capital of North Brabant. The medieval town centre is one of the oldest and best preserved in the Netherlands.

Vincent van Gogh never visited ’s-Hertogenbosch. He lived and worked in cities such as Tilburg, The Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Antwerp and Paris. London and Paris in particular made an impression on him When he arrived in London in 1872 to start work as an art dealer, this young man in his twenties bought himself a top hat. He also painted city scenes, including the night life in Montmartre in Paris.

The Van Gogh cycle route starts at Het Noordbraba…

’s-Hertogenbosch is the provincial capital of North Brabant. The medieval town centre is one of the oldest and best preserved in the Netherlands.

Vincent van Gogh never visited ’s-Hertogenbosch. He lived and worked in cities such as Tilburg, The Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Antwerp and Paris. London and Paris in particular made an impression on him When he arrived in London in 1872 to start work as an art dealer, this young man in his twenties bought himself a top hat. He also painted city scenes, including the night life in Montmartre in Paris.

The Van Gogh cycle route starts at Het Noordbrabants Museum. This museum has a collection of artefacts and works of art which have some connection with the art, history and culture of the province of North Brabant and the Southern Netherlands. You will come face to face with genuine Van Gogh paintings in a special pavilion. That’s definitely worth a visit! Cycle from culture to nature; this route will take you mainly through the beautiful countryside on the south of the provincial capital. Just like cycling through a painting.

How does the Van Gogh cycle route work?
The Van Gogh cycle route forms part of the cycle route network in Brabant. There is a Van Gogh cycle route sign at every intersection. Follow the Van Gogh cycle route signs from one numbered intersection to the other. Follow the cycle route network signs between the intersections. Ten short routes in the form of loops have been marked out. The routes are joined together by linking sections.

Sights on this route

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Het Noordbrabants Museum

Verwersstraat 41
5211 HT 's-Hertogenbosch
53 88 84

Het Bossche Broek

Sterrebosweg 1
5216 BG 's-Hertogenbosch
63 64 36 65 75 43 70 68 67 66 29 28 10 34 62 61 60 63

Camp Vught National Memorial

Lunettenlaan 600
5263 NT Vught
24 22 21 54 53

Van Gogh Mural ’s-Hertogenbosch

Sint Lucasstraat
5211 ZE ’s-Hertogenbosch

Markt 77
5211 JX 's-Hertogenbosch
End point: Havensingel
5211 's-Hertogenbosch

Directions

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Het Noordbrabants Museum

Verwersstraat 41
5211 HT 's-Hertogenbosch
Het Noordbrabants Museum
  • The Noordbrabants Museum
    The Noordbrabants Museum forms part of a beautiful, classical old governmental palace in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Ten paintings by Vincent van Gogh are on display in the museum. They tell the story of the artist’s Brabant origins and his great fascination for peasant life.
  • The Bossche Broek
    Between junctions 84 and 63 you cycle through the Bossche Broek nature reserve. This comprises mostly grass wetlands with unusual plants. The nature reserve is a paradise for meadow, marsh and water birds, and is typical of the type of landscape that inspired Van Gogh.

  • Camp Vught National Memorial
    Camp Vught National Memorial is located on the site of the only SS concentration camp to have been established in the Netherlands. November 2019 saw the opening of a new permanent exhibition: 'Camp Vught: seven seasons and 32,000 stories'. Camp Vught National Memorial is an official Brabants Fietscafé; a Brabant Bicycle Café.
  • Van Gogh Mural ’s-Hertogenbosch 
    You can divert a few hundred metres from your route at junction 53 to look at the ‘Van Gogh Mural’. This six metre high mural by the Brabant artist Eric van Boxtel focusses on Van Gogh’s social environment. The mural is located in the Sint Lucasstraat.   Photos: Len van der Poel
  • VVV Tourist Office ’s-Hertogenbosch
    The Markt (Market Place) is the oldest of all the squares in ’s-Hertogenbosch. The town slowly grew here from 1185. The Kleine Winst, the birthplace of Hieronymus Bosch is here on the Markt. In front of the building, house number 29, there is a bronze statue dating from 1929. To get there: cycle through the Karrenstraat, just a stone’s throw from the Markt, between junctions 53 and 88. You will arrive in the Markt via the Tweede Korenstraatje or the Minderbroederstraat.
  • St. John’s Cathedral
    You can divert from the route for a while at junction 88 and cycle towards junction 52 along the Torenstraat. This will take you past St. John’s Cathedral, the city’s pride and joy. This majestic church, built between 1370 and 1529 has a tower, parts of which date from the 13th century. The Gothic church reflects the wealth of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the late middle ages. It’s possible to climb the cathedral’s tower and enjoy the views from a height of 43 metres.
End point: Havensingel
5211 's-Hertogenbosch
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