Van Gogh National Park

Van Gogh National Park (Dutch: Van Gogh Nationaal Park) is a proposed Dutch national park, presented on 30 March 2021.[2]

Van Gogh National Park
Van Gogh Nationaal Park
Bomen in de duinen.jpg
Dunes in the Loonse en Drunense Duinen
Map showing the location of Van Gogh National Park
Map showing the location of Van Gogh National Park
LocationNorth Brabant, Netherlands
Nearest cityEindhoven, Den Bosch, Breda, Tilburg
Coordinates51°38′44″N 5°07′31″E / 51.6456°N 5.1253°E / 51.6456; 5.1253Coordinates: 51°38′44″N 5°07′31″E / 51.6456°N 5.1253°E / 51.6456; 5.1253
Area1,200 km2 (460 sq mi)
Established2021 (proposition)
Governing bodyStaatsbosbeheer

The park would consist of several natural areas in the province of North Brabant, including De Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park and Het Groene Woud.[3] In addition to nature, the park is intended to promote cultural heritage, sustainability, as well as the local economy.[4]

Van Gogh church in Nuenen

The project is named after painter Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), a native of North Brabant who worked and lived in a number of locations within the area it would cover.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nationale parken, 2018". Compendium voor de Leefomgeving (in Dutch). p. 3. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Volg het online evenement Van Gogh Nationaal Park (in oprichting)" (in Dutch). Provincie Noord-Brabant. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  3. ^ van den Oetelaar, Tom (1 March 2021). "Problemen van nu oplossen met de verbeeldingskracht van Vincent van Gogh" (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  4. ^ "In de maak: Vincent van Gogh Nationaal Park" (in Dutch). Nature Today. 13 April 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  5. ^ Janssen, Hans (10 October 2019). "Brabant krijgt vierde nationaal park: Van Gogh Nationaal Park" (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. Retrieved 26 March 2021.

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