Vincent van Gogh, the famous Dutch painter, has a history in Amsterdam. 130 years ago Vincent van Gogh visited Amsterdam for the last time in 1885.
Based on the following 5 themes we organise cruises through the Amsterdam Canals. These cruises of 1,5 hours take place in a saloon boat and give the feeling of a trip in the 19th century.
The story we tell you about the life of Vincent van Gogh is told through the eyes of his mother: Anna van Gogh- Carbentus.
There are some places in Amsterdam which still have a connection with the life of Vincent van Gogh, such as the place where he lived for more than a year in the age of 24 (in order to finish high school, as a preparation for a religious study), the place where his niece lived, where Vincent fell in love with and the places where he made the two paintings in Amsterdam.
The themes we adress are:
- The love
- The dark period, his last visit to Amsterdam and the paintings he made
- The light period
This cruise is an interactive experience, where the participants get the feeling of being back in the 19th century and see almost all Van Gogh’s paintings.
- The cruise through the Amsterdam canals we can provide from 2 upto 110 persons, regular cruise time: 90 minutes
- Regular place to start cafe De Pont, Buiksloterweg 3-5, Amsterdam, opposite of the Central Station(because Vincent used to live around the corner); but other starting places in the canals are possible
- Price table:
Number 1- 4 5 – 8 9 – 12 > 12
Pers. EUR 380 EUR 400 EUR 450 on request
These prices include 6% VAT and tourist tax, information regarding the life of Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam, drinks.
- Extra opportunities; Guided tour in the Van Gogh Museum