(Guided) tours

Your visit to the Van Gogh House in Drenthe includes a tour. Either using modern audio-visual tools or accompanied by one of our volunteers. You will be literally and figuratively ‘taken by the hand’ to enjoy ‘Vincent’s story’, based on projections, illustrations, text and photos. It’s impossible to describe it all here, as there’s so much to be seen and heard. You simply have to experience it. Immerse yourself and just let it all happen around you.

The tour takes you via the ‘corridor of Vincent’s life’ to ‘the snug’ where Vincent could often be found. It then continues to the small bedroom on the first floor where Vincent lived. This is very special because of the room having been preserved exactly as it was in 1883, including the floorboards on which the famous artist stood and paced. We present all this via a modern and impressive presentation in which authenticity is combined with state-of-the-art technology to convey Vincent’s experiences as realistically as possible, as told in his letters to Theo.

The impression left behind is: as if Van Gogh has taken a long trek out on the peat moors, returning to his lodgings where he retires to his room to transfer his sketches made along the way onto canvas; it’s as if he could walk back in the door any moment now.

All this portrayed in images, sound and text will transport you to 1883, looking at the South-east Drenthe of those days through the eyes of Vincent van Gogh. The landscape and the people whom Vincent praised so warmly in his letters to his brother Theo.

Guided tours for groups
Groups of more than 10 persons can make an appointment for a guided tour outside of normal opening hours. Please make a telephone reservation via +31 (0)591 555600, giving your name, address and size of the group. If there is no reaction on calling, please leave a message. We will contact you.