As a great Van Gogh lover, I wanted to visit his birthplace in Zundert and wondered whether a drive to Zundert was worth it. Still, I took the Zundert exit once when I went to Belgium to visit the birthplace of Vincent van Gogh.
In this review, I want to share an honest review to help you decide if you want to visit the van Gogh House in Zundert. I can help you determine if driving to Zundert is worth it.
The Van Gogh House in Zundert is not worth visiting if you have to drive far. The museum is tiny and offers only two rooms with somewhat acceptable exhibits. The rest of the van Gogh House is dedicated to contemporary artists.
Fortunately, there is more background on Vincent van Gogh to discover in Zundert besides the van Gogh House, so you can still consider driving by Zundert sometime.
What I Like About the Van Gogh House In Zundert
- You are standing on Vincent van Gogh’s native soil
- You can visit the famous large back garden of his birthplace and have a drink there
- Vincent’s father’s little church and Zadkine’s statue are around the corner
What I don’t Like about the Van Gogh House In Zundert
- There are only two rooms with acceptable “exhibitions.”
- Zundert is quite remote and is quite a drive from the Randstad.
Review of the Van Gogh House In Zundert
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous Dutch painters ever and, along with Rembrandt and Vermeer, is ranked among the top three of our most important painters.
During his Dutch period, Vincent van Gogh lived and worked mainly in Brabant, and he lived in Zundert for over 11 years until he went to a boarding school in Zevenbergen in 1864.
So, the artist van Gogh was formed mainly in Zundert.
If you want to understand van Gogh better, visiting Zundert and the van Gogh House is a logical thought.
After all, the van Gogh House in Zundert is partly on the site of his former birthplace, and he lived in Zundert for more than 11 years of his short life.
The van Gogh House in Zundert is partly on the site of his former birthplace.
I also found it remarkable to go to Vincent’s birthplace and walk over the places where Vincent van Gogh walked 160-170 years ago.
However, I must admit that I found the van Gogh House a disappointing museum with only two rooms with some form of exhibition.
One room was a form of a radio play with stories from his childhood about his bond with his brother Theo and his parents’ concerns.
The second room displayed projections with quotes from artists about Vincent van Gogh and what Vincent had meant to them.
In the house on the left (on the site of his former birthplace), there was only one cluttered room with statues of a contemporary artist.
The famous backyard where Vincent played with his brother Theo was neglected, although fortunately, you could have a drink there.
What was nice was that Vincent’s father’s little church was less than 50 meters from the van Gogh House. This church was built in 1806 but is still in excellent condition.
The beautiful statue of Vincent and Theo van Gogh, created by Zadkine, stands in front of the church and is worth admiring.
The Vincent van Gogh Village Museum in Nuenen is a much nicer museum about the life of Vincent van Gogh and is well worth a visit.
You can find a van Gogh Village Museum Review review on this website.
Nuenen was also a much more important place for van Gogh as a painter because he produced almost a quarter of his total oeuvre of 900 paintings and 1100 drawings in Nuenen.
He also painted his masterpiece, the Potato Eaters, in Nuenen.
How To Get To The Van Gogh House In Zundert?
If possible, I would go to the Van Gogh House in Zundert by car, not public transportation.
I drove past Zundert once when I went to France for a vacation anyway.
To get to Zundert, take the Meer/Zundert exit on the Breda-Antwerp highway, just after the border with Belgium.
From there, it’s about a 15-minute drive to the center of Zundert, where you’ll find the van Gogh Museum on the Markt in Zundert.
I would go by car to the Van Gogh House in Zundert if possible.
What Is The Address Of The Van Gogh House In Zundert?
The address of the van Gogh House in Zundert is:
Van Gogh House
Market Square 26-27
4881 CN Zundert
Where Are Paintings by Vincent van Gogh?
The Vincent van Gogh House in Zundert does not own any paintings by Vincent van Gogh.
Paintings by Vincent van Gogh can be admired at the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum.
The world’s largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh is exhibited in the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
The van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is lovely, truly one of the best museums in the Netherlands. It is a museum you must have visited at least once.
You can read more about the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam here.
Fortunately, the second largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world is also in the Netherlands, in the Kröller-Müller Museum on the Hoge Veluwe.
The Kröller-Müller Museum is beautifully situated in the middle of the Hoge Veluwe, perhaps the most beautiful location of all museums in the Netherlands.
You can read more about the Kröller-Müller Museum on the Hoge Veluwe here.
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