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Van Gogh partners from three countries to inaugurate Van Gogh Europe

There are three countries that are connected with Van Gogh the most: Netherlands, France and Belgium. And today the partners from all of them are glad to announce you the end of extremely fruitful collaboration.

There are three countries that are connected with Van Gogh the most: Netherlands, France and Belgium. And today the partners from all of them are glad to announce you the end of extremely fruitful collaboration.

29 different institutions were united for one single goal – to share all Van Gogh heritage in modern and comfortable way. The first task was to create the best way for tourists to travel across three countries and visit all the sight in right order. So the bonds between places that are related with painter physically and mentally were defined and now everyone may move between South France, Paris and Netherlands much faster. Hopefully, the Van Gogh Europe initiative attracted attention of famous companies that work in the field of culture, so it was easy to get enough money for the approach of the project.

The main achievement of the initiative is collaboration between large museums such as Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and small information centers such as Vincent van Gogh Information Centre in Etten-Leur. We also want to thank the authorities in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Arles for developing and combining of the digital interactive map, which will involve all the Van Gogh locations. There is one more important part, which accelerated the approach of the initiative – enthusiasm of tour operators, that agreed to share and advertise the journey for almost free. It is great that even commercials are interested in sharing of Van Gogh heritage with the world. In addition, there were created small community where artists, critics and other fans of painting may share ideas and discuss different topics.

The following Dutch institutions are participating in this collaboration:

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Van Gogh Brabant with the Van GoghHouse in Zundert, Vincent’s Art Room in Tilburg, Vincent van Gogh Information Centre in Etten-Leur, Vincentre in Nuenen and the North Brabant Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 2018Eindhoven|Brabant European Capital of Culture|candidate, Vrijetijdshuis Brabant, Regional Tourism Office Arnhem Nijmegen District, Veluwe Tourism Office, Community of Ede and the Province of Gelderland.

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Van Gogh Brabant with the Van GoghHouse in Zundert, Vincent’s Art Room in Tilburg, Vincent van Gogh Information Centre in Etten-Leur, Vincentre in Nuenen and the North Brabant Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 2018Eindhoven|Brabant European Capital of Culture|candidate, Vrijetijdshuis Brabant, Regional Tourism Office Arnhem Nijmegen District, Veluwe Tourism Office, Community of Ede and the Province of Gelderland.

Belgian and French partners

Various institutions from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Arles, Paris, Auvers-sur-Oise and Wallonian Mons together with the villages of Cuesmes and Wasmes are actively collaborating in Van Gogh Europe.

Nuenen, 10 december 2012