Special tours to commemorate Van Gogh 125th anniversary

Special tours to commemorate Van Gogh 125th anniversary Oad Bus unveiled a new ‘Vincent Van Gogh’ 48-seat VDL coach.

Dutch coach operator, Oad Bus, in partnership with the Van Gogh Europe Foundation, is supporting the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh next July with a programme of specially-themed group tours that combine ‘fast-track’ admission to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam with visits to related museums, galleries and cultural events across Holland, Belgium and France.

Oad Bus, Holland’s largest coach operator, is a full-service destination marketing company for mainland Europe and has developed these special group itineraries in partnership with the Van Gogh Museum, Van Gogh Brabant, the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions and a host of other destinations, attractions and regional tourist authorities across the Netherlands.

All of the ‘Van Gogh 2015’ itineraries are based on a core programme of two-, three- and four-day tours within Holland and they take in Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Van Gogh Theme Garden in Appeltern, the Taste of Van Gogh, the Noordbrabants Museum, the Van Gogh Village in Nuenen, and the Vincent van Gogh house in Zundert.

Longer itineraries, of between five and eight days in duration, also include visits to Van Gogh Brabant and the city of Mons (the 2015 European Capital of Culture) in Belgium; the Musee d'Orsay and Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh is buried, in Paris; and Arles in France where Van Gogh painted his famous sunflowers.

There is also a potential English element to these itineraries comprising historic properties in Ramsgate in Kent and Isleworth in West London where Vincent van Gogh lived and taught in 1876 and as identified by blue plaques in both locations.