Lonely Planet Writer

New Van Gogh bus service for art-lovers between Amsterdam and Brabant

A weekly bus service will take art lovers between the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Van Gogh Brabant. Coinciding with the return of the two stolen paintings from the Van Gogh Museum– Seascape at Scheveningen from 1882 and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen from 1883/84 – the two Van Gogh locations have introduced a new bus service to shuttle visitors between them.

The Van Gogh museum at night. Image by: Sarah Coghill/Lonely Planet
The Van Gogh museum at night. Image by: Sarah Coghill/Lonely Planet

The bus operates every Saturday, and makes it possible for visitors to the Van Gogh Museum to see the paintings and visit the heritage sites in Nuenen in one day. Interest in Vincent van Gogh’s work has increased in recent years, along with interest in his life and heritage, so this new service should be of great interest.

The bus service and introduction of a combined ticket means Van Gogh enthusiasts in Amsterdam can now be introduced to the delightful Van Gogh heritage in ‘Van Gogh Village’ Nuenen in a very accessible way. This is the province in which Vincent was born, where he spent most of his life and where he produced no less than a quarter of all his works.

Vincent van Gogh's 1882 painting, View of the Sea at Scheveningen, was recovered having been stolen in 2002. Image: Van Gogh Museum
Vincent van Gogh’s 1882 painting, View of the Sea at Scheveningen, was recovered having been stolen in 2002. Image: Van Gogh Museum

Visitors purchasing a combined ticket depart by coach from Amsterdam for Nuenen at 9am, and round off the day with a visit to the Van Gogh Museum. Tickets cost €99 per person and can be booked through the tour company and international booking portals as well as from the Van Gogh Museum. If the operation is a success, Van Gogh Brabant will extend the number of trips and will also offer other Van Gogh locations.

For further information on the new service, see here.