Van Gogh’s Birth Place: Zundert, Netherlands

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in a village in the southern part of the Netherlands in the province of North Brabant.  The flat land of North Brabant was dotted with villages surrounded by cultivated land.  It was here that Van Gogh’s love for the landscape began with Zundert’s fields, heath, swamps, and forests of beeches.  His identification with nature, the simple life, with farmers and the countryside, originated during his childhood in Brabant. Van Gogh was born in the municipality of Zundert, one of the most agricultural areas of the Netherlands, in the village parsonage on Zundert’s main street, Markt 29, located across the street …..

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