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Zuiderkerkhof 72

The Zuiderkerk still exists and is in use as a church.

Van Gogh in


  1. 14 May 1877
     - 5 Jul. 1878

Vincent van Gogh regularly attended services at the Zuiderkerk. These included one on Whit Sunday, 20 May 1877, soon after he had arrived in Amsterdam. Vincent’s Uncle Stricker gave a sermon on the descent of the Holy Ghost. Vincent described as:

“A very beautiful, warm address from the heart.” Read the complete letter

Vincent also liked to go for walks in the neighbourhood around the church.

Relevant letters from Vincent

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  1. Reindert Groot, Teio Meedendorp

    Vincent van Gogh over Amsterdam, een stadswandeling rond 1880
    Bussum, 2003
  2. Lekker wandelen in Amsterdam, Van Kattenburg tot Begijnhof, Met Vincent van Gogh door Amsterdam
    VVV Amsterdam
  3. Reindert Groot, Sjoerd de Vries

    Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, 1990