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Barge route

Vincent van Gogh often took a barge from Hoogeveen to Nieuw Amsterdam/Veenoord, calling the trip an “eternal voyage through the moors".

Along the way, Vincent saw peat barges and large stacks of peat. The peat was cut during the summer, after which then laid out to dry before being transported to Hoogeveen and then to Zwartsluis while Van Gogh was in the area.

While we hope that you’re enjoying excellent weather, the views are just as breathtaking when Drenthe’s skies are obscured by dark grey clouds. Vincent admired them, painted them and described them more than once. 


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