A unique combination of design, heritage and a real Van Gogh experience.
The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path is one of the most unique cycle paths in the Netherlands, maybe even from the whole world. It is illuminated by sparkling stones in the ground and for that reason a true Van Gogh monument in Eindhoven. The design is inspired by a world famous painting created by Vincent van Gogh called The Starry Night.
The bicycle path is designed with the aim of creating a place where people really experience something. ‘Technique linked to experience, that is what techno-poetry means to me’ – according to Daan Roosegaarde. The bicycle path is in Eindhoven, just outside Nuenen. The bicycle path is easily accessible by public transport. It is about five minutes by bus from Eindhoven Central (bus line 6), after that you have to walk five more minutes before you reach the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path. The path is of course also easily accessible by bike or car.
The 600 meters long path runs through the area where Van Gogh lived from 1883 until 1885. In memory of this the bicycle path was opened on 12 November 2014. The path became part of the already existing 335 kilometer long Van Gogh cycle route. The opening of the bicycle path was also the starting signal for the international Van Gogh-Year in 2015.
A real Van Gogh enthusiast combines a visit to the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path with a visit to the Watermill at Kollen along the river Kleine Dommel. Van Gogh has painted this water mill during one of his walking tours from Nuenen to Eindhoven. The Watermill at Kollen is located at a distance of 200 meters from the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde path.
If you have enjoyed the unique bicycle path, you are sure to enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea or something to eat. This is possible at the Openwettense water mill. Nice to know is that Van Gogh also painted this water mill, making this building also one of the important Van Gogh monuments in Eindhoven. The water mill is located at a distance of 700 meters from the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde path. In short: it’s nice to start at the Watermill at Kollen, thereafter admire the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path and finally take a rest at the Openwettense water mill while enjoying a snack and a drink.
- Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path
- The path is always accessible but nevertheless it is strongly recommended to visit the path in the dark because of the light effects.
- Accessible for disabled with wheelchair and rollator.
- Category: art, history, design and technology.
- No entry fee.