Salon Nune Ville, Eindhoven

Salon Nune Ville, Eindhoven

Salon Nune Ville in Nuenen is the ancestral home of Vincent Van Gogh's lover, Margot Begemann. The property was built for the Begemann family in 1874. Reverend Begemann and his family moved in. He and his wife soon died, but their three daughters, including Margot, kept living in the house.

In 1884, Vincent moved back in with his parents in Nuenen, where he met the neighbor's daughter Margot Begemann. Vincent and Margot fell in love with each other. They seriously thought about getting married, but the families opposed the relationship. Margot poisoned herself, distressed by all the gossip. She survived, but the relationship was beyond saving.

Van Gosh spent a significant amount of time in the home while living and working in Nuenen. After Van Gogh's death, the house was purchased by his family, restored, and treated as a historically valuable monument.

The home now serves as a residential home with an art gallery. It features works from painters who were contemporaries of Van Gogh. Visitors can view the gallery on Saturday afternoons. An advance notice is required as only four visitors are allowed inside at a time.

In addition to the gallery, tourists of Salon Nune Ville will see portions of the house that function as a 19th-century house museum. Tours of the house show various rooms, including the attic where a Jewish boy was hidden during the World War II.

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Sight Name: Salon Nune Ville
Sight Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands (See walking tours in Eindhoven)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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