Historically speaking Den Bosch has been one of the most important cities in the south of the Netherlands. From religion till political history. The great thing is that you still come across this history during your visit to the city.
From the St. John's Cathedral, surrounded by many classical houses and the small streets where you find shops and restaurants, till the Binnendieze that is a river nowadays. But used to be the sewer of Den Bosch.
A trip to Den Bosch should definitely be in your list of things to do while visiting the Netherlands.
Some 50 miles southeast of Amsterdam we find Den Bosch, known for its pastry, the Bosche Bol (Den Bosch ball), and for the popular carnaval festivities each year.
Walking through the city centre of the capital of North Brabant, you’re surrounded on all sides by classical buildings from the city hall till the Moriaan. The latter being the oldest brick house in the Netherlands. Another thing you’ll definitely notice is the typical Brabant hospitality when visiting the one bars and restaurants.
Have a Bosch ball. According to experts you get the best ones at the bakery Jan de Groot.
Bossche Bol at Jan de Groot
Visiting Den Bosch? Then you really can't miss the Bossche Bol, also called chocolate ball or sjeklade bol. The ultimate regional dish that according to the experts tastes best at the bakery Jan de Groot. The use of special Belgian Callebaut chocolate and the secret [...] Continue reading about Bossche Bol at Jan de Groot.
In every city the squares are the place where both the shopping and the nightlife audience come together to enjoy a terrace and to explore the surrounding streets. It’s no different in Den Bosch, so quickly discover where to lay back and relax during your city trip.
For shopping fans who want more than just going in and out of stores, every Wednesday there's a week market on the Markt in Den Bosch. Enjoy a Bossche Bol and the majestic buildings surrounding the Markt whil you determine what bargain you'll be going [...] Continue reading about Markt.
Also for art and history lovers there are plenty of things to do in Den Bosch. The various museums offer a snapshot of both modern art and the history of the province, Brabant, so plenty for everyone’s taste.
Logically the Zwanenbroedershuis is the house of the Zwanenbroeders. But what are the Zwanenbroeders (loosely translated to Swan Brethren)? It's a society of an old brotherhood that was originally started to honor the virgin Mary, but is nowadays a brotherhood for high-ranking individuals. For example, [...] Continue reading about Zwanenbroedershuis.
Nearby Den Bosch you find the small town of Vught that’s definitely worth your time thanks to the widespread nature of the Vughtse Heide (heath of Vught) and the special sight of Kamp Vught.
Merely 25 minutes away from Den Bosch you can find Kamp Vught, a former SS camp in World War II. Despite not much remaining of the camp except for the ruines of a crematory, a visit still gives you the opportunity to learn about the [...] Continue reading about Kamp Vught.
Things to do in Den Bosch - Events and activities
Planning a visit to Den Bosch? Below is an overview of events and activities in the coming month(s). Also the Autotron in nearby Rosmalen regularly organizes great fairs and exhibitions.