Van Gogh in Walloon church
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The Walloon church still exists but is no longer used for religious purposes

Van Gogh in

Walloon church

  1. 29 Apr. 1877 1877

On 29 April 1877 Vincent attended the farewell service of the minister Jan Hendrik Hooyer (1844–1892) in the Walloon church:

“The church was full, he spoke with fire and feeling, I was moved by the sight of that distinguished, singular congregation, the mood was very earnest. He thanked them for the love that he had received from many of them, especially at difficult times, in the beginning, four years ago, when he was wrestling with the difficulties of speaking in French, because he’s a Dutchman. There were various other clergymen in the congregation.” Read the complete letter

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  1. M.J. Brusse

    Onder de menschen: Vincent van Gogh als boekverkoopersbediende I-III
    In: Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant 31 mei 1914, 2 juni 1914, 4 juni 1914 (later opgenomen in Jo van Gogh-Bonger, Verzamelde brieven, 1973)
  2. E.H. Cossee

    Vincent van Gogh en kerkelijk Dordrecht
    In: Kwartaal & teken 6- 1 (1980), pp. 1-5
  3. Herinneringen van C. Görlitz

    Brief aan Frederik van Eeden, Nijmegen, 3 februari 1891
    (te raadplegen in: documentatiemap ‘Dordrecht’ in het Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)
  4. Ad Molendijk

    Vincent van Gogh in Dordrecht
    In: Kwartaal & Teken 16-2 (1990), pp. 3-10