After renting a bike in Amsterdam and nearly dying a few too many times (bike traffic does not mix with lost tourists), I was loving this leisurely Sunday stroll through Nuenen, near Eindhoven. Van Gogh here lived here for two years, and it’s where one of his most famous early-works, the Potato Eaters, was painted. I have followed Van Gogh through Auvers-sur-Oise, where he died, and in the south of France in Arles and St. Remy (where he chopped off his ear!), so I was excited to see some of his young-life inspiration. We took a little tour of his village by bike.
Above is the house where the Potato Eaters was painted! The sun was shining and I couldn’t get enough of this little village. We stopped in a cute little park and got ice cream. Everyone was out and about enjoying the beautiful day.
I even got to see a water mill; a staple of dutch culture! I love how the dutch take care to preserve traditions that were started in the Netherlands hundreds of years ago. Van Gogh painted this mill as well!
I was such a happy girl! Of course, as soon as we finished biking I made Stef take me out on his scooter, and we frolicked along in the countryside and rode along the canal.