The landscape of Emmen served as an important inspiration for Vincent van Gogh. In 1883, the painter spent two months in the region, which left a permanent impression on him. At the Van Gogh House and its surroundings in Nieuw-Amsterdam, you can follow in the footsteps of the legendary painter. A paint palette ready for use, an open drawing box, an unmade bed: if you did not know better, you would expect Van Gogh to arrive back from a stroll anytime. His bedroom in the Van Gogh House has been restored exactly to its original state.