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13 Awesome Images of the Red Light District by Van Gogh

Posted on: March 11, 2016


The Red Light District by Van Gogh

Amsterdam Red Light District by Van Gogh

How would Van Gogh’s paintings look like if he was still alive? How would he depicted the Red Light District of the 21st century? With this question in mind, we walked through the area and went to some of our favorite spots! We’ve made these 13 images of the Red Light District by Van Gogh. Or at least, inspired by the brilliant Dutch painter! These images are inspired by the painting “The Starry Night” – one of his best paintings – which he made in June 1889. This is what it looks like:

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The view from the east-facing window of Van Gogh’s asylum room in France.

Starry Night in the Red Light District

Now, how would a Starry Night painting look like in Amsterdam’s Red Light District? Check out these 12 images inspired by Van Gogh:

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Red Light District by Van Gogh – A view from Amsterdam’s Red Light District: “Damrak”. 

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On the Warmoesstraat in front of cafe Hill Street Blues: “The woman in the red coat“.

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In the heart of the RLD – on Amsterdam’s Old Church Square: “Belle”.

Prostitutes in the Red Light District by Van Gogh
Van Gogh in the Red Light District of Amsterdam: “Window prostitutes”.

Coffeeshop the Bulldog by Van Gogh
Amsterdam’s Red Light District by Van Gogh: “Coffeeshop The Bulldog“.

Red Light District Street Art Van Gogh
Van Gogh’s version of hidden street art in the Red Light District: “Hand on Chest”.

De Oude Kerk Vincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal: “De Oude Kerk”. (“The Old Church”)

Amsterdam Red Light District by Van Gogh
Amsterdam’s Oudezijds Kolk by Van Gogh: “The entrance”.

Amsterdam Starry Night by Van Gogh
Starry day in the Red Light District: “Sea Dyke’s back”.

Canal Red Light District by Van Gogh
Van Gogh at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal: “The Main Street”.

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The Red Light District by Van Gogh: “Town girl without yellow straw hat”.

Amsterdam Damstraat Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh on the Dam street – next to the Red Light District: “The Crooked House”.

Did you enjoy the Red Light District by Van Gogh? Others who read this article also read: Prostitution Exhibition in Van Gogh Museum and 20 Amazing Pictures of Amsterdam’s Red Light District 

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