Vincent Van Gogh : Amsterdam

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You will spend one year in Amsterdam to prepare the admission exam to the University of Theology... After your English failures and your depressive state, all the family gets involved in supervising you: Your uncle Jan, admiral of the navy, greets you at his home. Your uncle Cor pays your lessons with Professor Da Costa. The reverend Stricker will be your tutor...
Even if you like this town... “ How I love this town and everything you can find there”,
you get the feeling you won’t get through, in spite of the 18 to 20 hours a day you spend on working, that is not what you want to do... You don’t want to learn Greek, Geometry, but you want to evangelize at once... In July you give up the courses and you go back to Etten.