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Our most recommended North Brabant Day Trips

Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

1. Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour and Van Gogh Museum

After a 90-120 minutes drive from Amsterdam your first destination will be Nuenen. 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 you'll have the change to visit the Vincentre Museum, explore some of  the 23 ‘Van Gogh locations’ by bike or on foot and soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality at the numerous shops and cafes. After exploring Vincent’s homeland, return to Amsterdam to explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Renowned masterpieces, quotes from letters and audio fragments all unite to answer your burning questions about the artist. Learn about his numerous self-portraits, the time he spent in Southern France, where he painted Sunflowers and about why he painted Almond Blossom.

Vught: Small Group Tour of the WWII National Memorial Camp

2. Vught: Small Group Tour of the WWII National Memorial Camp

On this small group tour, we will visit the remainders of the concentration camp with its reconstructed watchtowers, barracks, crematorium and children’s memorial. This impressive memorial, which is centrally located on the campgrounds, lists the names and ages of the 1,269 Jewish children who were deported in June 1943. After a visit to the memorial center and museum, there will be time to walk to the execution area, located in the surrounding woods. A memorial has been erected here that displays the names of the prisoners who were executed at this site.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Tour & Museum Entry Plus One Attraction

3. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Tour & Museum Entry Plus One Attraction

Delve into the life and work of Vincent van Gogh as you trace the footsteps of this world-famous artist. Meet your guide in Amsterdam and relax during the 2-hour drive to Nuenen. Visit various locations that inspired the artist during his 2 years living in the village, where he completed over 500 paintings and drawings. Enjoy entrance to the Vincentre and explore the exhibits with an audio guide. Discover some of the 23 Van Gogh locations in the village by bike or on foot, including the Reformed Church that featured in his painting. Soak up the renowned Brabant hospitality in the shops and cafes in the village. Head back to Amsterdam to visit the Van Gogh Museum. See the world’s largest collection of works by the artist as you wander through the museum. Afterwards, finish your day with your choice of two incredible attractions.  Choose either a 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside or a relaxing canal cruise. With the 5D flight, breathtaking film and special effects will take you soaring over the must-see sites of the Netherlands. The canal cruise allows you to admire Amsterdam’s most famous attractions from the water.

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What people are saying about North Brabant

Our guide Nigel in Nuenen did a fabulous job as our guide. I enjoyed the lovely walk in the beautiful countryside while learning about the interesting life and times of VanGogh. Our driver was helpful and friendly. The VanGogh museum was a spectacular end to the day where we saw a immense amount of beautiful paintings by VanGogh and other great artists related to him. VanGogh was a genius who was too beautiful for this world! I am so happy I was privileged to have this awesome experience with my son Christian.

A very nice boat tour, in beautiful nature, highly recommended if you have your vacation in this area. The boat tour was also given in German when booking, but unfortunately it didn't take place on the boat. We had very nice Dutch people at our table, who then translated everything for us. thanks for that

We expected to hear more about the animals living in the Biesbosch (maybe to see) Furthermore, a beautiful sailing route

Nice experience and plenty of space on board with the option to have a drink

Jacques at Nuenes and Bram the driver were excellent guides !!

Exceptionally good guides and we had a rollicking time.