|Municipality||Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten|
|Population (December 30 2009)||22.437|
Vincent van Gogh resided in Nuenen from 1883 to 1885. During that time he painted many character studies of peasants and weavers that culminated in The Potato Eaters. He also made paintings of still life and his father's church, vicarage and its garden, including Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (Het uitgaan van de hervormde kerk te Nuenen) which was stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in December 2002. There is a street named after it in the town, as well as a cafe, college and bar. A statue of Van Gogh is located in the central park of the town.
The Vicarage at Nuenen, 1885, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (F182)
Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, 1884, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (F25)
Nuenen was the scene of a battle of the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden in September 20, 1944, depicted in episode 4 of the television series Band of Brothers. The 101st Airborne Division did fight in Nuenen, although the story was dramatised for the television series. The casualties were two Germans, four British tank, four American soldiers, and three British soldiers .
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- (Dutch) Gemeente Nuenen Internet, official municipality website