Kröller Müller Museum in Otterloo

The Kröller Müller Museum in Otterloo, The Netherlands, has a considerable collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh (such as Cafe Terrace at Night), making it the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world (after the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam).

Address: Kröller Müller Museum, Houtkampweg 6, 6731 AW Otterlo, The Netherlands

The Potato Eaters (1885)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 29.1 x 37.5 in
  • 73.9 x 95.2 cm

Before he settled with his iconic painting style we all know today, Van Gogh painted scenes and people from peasant life in Brabant. In The Potato Eaters, Van Gogh plays with light and dark, reminiscent of the works of fellow Dutch painter Rembrandt.

Terrace of a café at night (Place de Forum) (1888)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 31.7 x 25.7 in.
  • 80.7 x 65.3 cm

This is one of Van Gogh’s attempts at painting nightlife. Here, he utilizes the contrasting effect of yellows and blues to create a harmonious and pleasing effect on the eyes.

Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity’s Gate) (1890)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 32.2 x 25.8 in
  • 81.8 x 65.5 cm

The painting features a man sitting by the fire, hunched over, his hands on his face as he sobs. Van Gogh decided to rework some of his early drawings from his time in Brabant and this was one of the outcomes.