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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • May 14, 1877 - July 5, 1878

The Noorderkerk was the first church Vincent went to after arriving in Amsterdam. In subsequent weeks, he continued to attend early (7 a.m.) services there. On 10 June 1877, he heard a sermon on the parable of the sower that greatly impressed him. The preacher, Rev. Eliza Laurillard (1830–1908), would become one of Vincent's favourites because of his simple manner of speaking and his youthful, lively ideas. Vincent praised him in a letter to his brother Theo:  

“because he paints, as it were, and his work is at once lofty and noble art. He has the feeling of an artist in the true sense of the word.” Read the complete letter


Reindert Groot, Teio Meedendorp
Vincent van Gogh over Amsterdam, een stadswandeling rond 1880
Bussum, 2003

Lekker wandelen in Amsterdam, Van Kattenburg tot Begijnhof, Met Vincent van Gogh door Amsterdam
VVV Amsterdam

Reindert Groot, Sjoerd de Vries
Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 1990

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