In His Steps...

Van Gogh 'Yellow Cafe' Today
This photo shows Rudi Schols, who
contributed many of the photographs in
this section, at the yellow café in Arles.

The following directory contains information about important places where Van Gogh spent time in his life beginning from where he was born and ending with where he died. Visitors can still see many of these locations today just as they were in Van Gogh's time. Visit the Café Van Gogh the same café that Van Gogh painted in The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night or do some sight seeing in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France and see the same night sky that inspired Van Gogh to paint The Starry Night.

If you are planning a trip to The Netherlands, France or Belgium be sure to check out some of these spots on your Van Gogh travels. There are many tour companies that offer Van Gogh walking tours, Van Gogh bike tours and tours of some of the historic sights where Van Gogh resided during his lifetime. If you will be traveling to France, consider a walking tour of Arles where you can visit ten scenes that Van Gogh painted all marked by reproductions on easels through out the town for easy recognition. If your travels take you to Holland, you can visit Zundert and Nuenen both towns where Vincent spent time in the early part of his life. Whether you are visiting Holland, Belgium, or France, be sure to take some time to appreciate the beauty and history in the places that influenced one of the greatest artists of all time to create his masterpieces.

So, whether you are planning your own day trip, Van Gogh walking tour, Van Gogh bike tour, or just taking a virtual tour online, the following pages will act as you tour guide to experiencing Van Gogh's world first hand. If you have additional or updated information, or photos of these locations that you would like us to add to the site, please contact us.

We are privileged to share with you the photos that one of our Van Gogh Gallery Facebook fans Rudi Schols sent in to share. In 2005, Rudi's wife Gaynor organized a trip to France to visit all of the major areas where Vincent painted. Many of the real life photos from the trip are paired with the corresponding Van Gogh painting from this area. We thank Rudi and Gaynor for sharing their beautiful photos and this incredible experience with us.

Begin your Van Gogh Footsteps tour or just click on the destination you would like to see:

The Netherlands
Belgium
Paris, France
Arles, France
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Interior of a Restaurant in Arles Orchard with Blossoming Apricot Trees Outskirts of Paris near Montmartre View of The Hague with the New Church
Interior of a Restaurant in Arles Orchard with Blossoming Apricot Trees Outskirts of Paris near Montmartre View of The Hague with the New Church
"I can't work without a model. I won't say I turn my back on nature ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am too afraid of departing from the possible and the true."