The Vincent van Gogh Atlas

Nienke Denekamp, René van Blerk, Geert Gratama

A fascinating guide to Van Gogh’s itinerant life, with vibrant images and stories about the many places he lived and worked.

Vincent van Gogh traveled widely throughout Europe—on foot, by boat, and above all, by train. He wrote countless letters to his family as he went, using the world around him as the subject for hundreds of drawings and paintings. And in his day, that world looked very different from ours.

Brimming with colorful illustrations, historic photographs, letters, detailed maps, and other documents, this book enables readers to join Van Gogh on his journeys from Z to A: from Zundert in the southern Netherlands (where he was born), through London and Paris, to Auvers-sur-Oise in France (where he died).

Offering a detailed introduction to Van Gogh's personal quest and the world of his time, The Vincent Van Gogh Atlas will immerse young readers in the history of the nineteenth century and the turbulent life of Van Gogh, the artist and man.


Nienke Denekamp


Nienke Denekamp is a journalist and author. She is the author of several other books, including The Gauguin Atlas.

René van Blerk


René van Blerk is a senior educator at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Geert Gratama

Illustrated By

Geert Gratama studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and works as an illustrator and graphic designer for various publishers, theater groups, governmental organizations, institutions, and companies.