Cycling routes Van Gogh

Get to know Van Gogh's primal landscape by bicycle! You will see what Vincent saw, what inspiration he found in Drenthe, who he met and what landscape he was looking for.

What was it like in Drenthe in 1883? How did people live and what kind of work did they have? Around Emmen, Hoogeveen and Zweeloo, you can follow three different signposted routes.

Viewing panels and murals

Each route is about 50 kilometres long. You can cycle each route separately or combine them as one long route. The routes are marked with special signs and will take you past viewing panels with listening stories and large murals.

Discover Van Gogh's cycling routes

Rent a bike nearby

Planning on leaving your own bike at home? No problem! In Drenthe, you can rent a bike in many different places. Whether you are looking for a traditional two-wheeler, an e-bike or a tandem.

Rent a bike
Een stel neemt even pauze tijdens hun fietstocht en zitten samen op een bankje van de natuur te genieten.

Tip: Walk the Van Gogh walking routes

You can also get to know the primal landscape of Drenthe on foot, following four new walking routes around Hoogeveen, Nieuw-Amsterdam and Zweeloo.

View the walking routes
Een man en een vrouw lopen over het pad naar de ingang van het kerkje van Zweeloo.