Bosch Experience: following in Hieronymus Bosch’s footsteps

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Bosch Experience: following in Hieronymus Bosch's footsteps

The painter Hieronymus Bosch lived and worked in ’s-Hertogenbosch five centuries ago. He found inspiration there, had his favourite neighbourhoods and decorated it with fantastical figures. At the Bosch Experience, an exploration based on his famous work Garden of Earthly Delights, you will learn more about his work and life in medieval ’s-Hertogenbosch.

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The painter Hieronymus Bosch lived and worked in ’s-Hertogenbosch five centuries ago. He found inspiration there, had his favourite neighbourhoods and decorated it with fantastical figures. At the Bosch Experience, an exploration based on his famous work Garden of Earthly Delights, you will learn more about his work and life in medieval ’s-Hertogenbosch.

  • Learn more about the life and work of Hieronymus Bosch during the Bosch Experience.
  • Climb the famous Saint John’s Cathedral and discover Bosch’s unique fantastical creatures.
  • Enjoy an exciting boat tour on the Binnendieze and imagine being in Bosch’s world.
  • Watch a spectacular light show on the site where Bosch’s workshop used to be.

Discover the world of Hieronymus Bosch

The Bosch Experience was created for everyone who wants to learn more about the famous painter’s life, times and city. This exploration allows you to follow in the painter’s footsteps, discovering what his life in medieval ’s-Hertogenbosch was like. The Bosch Experience consists of several activities that you can experience separately. You can climb the famous Saint John’s Cathedral and see Bosch’s famous fantastic creatures and fools. Or take an exciting boat tour on the Binnendieze and imagine being in Hieronymus Bosch’s world. There is also an extraordinary light show on Markt square, which is where his workshop used to be.

Plan your own route

Whichever parts of the Bosch Experience you want to visit, the free city map or the Bosch Experience app will tell you exactly what you can do and where. The activities are fun for adults and children, but please note, you might have to make reservations!

The parts of the Bosch Experience route: 

  • Binnendieze boat tour: Sail through Bosch’s world. Do you dare pass through the hellegat (hellhole)?
  • The miraculous climb to fantastical creatures and fools on the roof of the centuries-old Saint John’s Cathedral
  • BAM and the city in Hieronymus’ time: Imagine yourself in 15th-century ‘s-Hertogenbosch with this 3D exhibition
  • Hieronymus Bosch Art Centre: All about Hieronymus Bosch in a fascinating exhibition and a series of lectures about the painter
  • Zwanenbroedershuis: historic building of the reputable Illustrious Brotherhood of our Blessed Lady (Onze lieve vrouwe broederschap) of which Hieronymus Bosch was a member.
  • Lightshow on Markt square: Bosch brought to life on Markt square, where his workshop used to be
  • The fantastical figures from the Garden of Earthly Delights have returned to their city of birth 500 years after they were created. Where can they be found?  

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    Markt 77
    5211JX

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