The best things to do in Den Bosch -
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Why go?

's-Hertogenbosch, which we call Den Bosch these days, is a wonderful city full of historic buildings, wonderful museums, great shops and welcoming cafés and restaurants. Go for a stroll and discover the medieval architecture, take a boat tour of the centuries-old canal system, or go for a bicycle ride along the fortresses. Den Bosch has many beautiful attractions on offer. Even more importantly, it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Jazz cafés, little restaurants, trendy bars – Den Bosch natives definitely know how to enjoy the good life. Den Bosch was elected the most hospitable city in Holland (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) for a reason.

See & do

Eating & drinking

In the bustling inner city of Den Bosch, there are countless shops, cafés and restaurants jostling for space. The city’s restaurant street is near the semi covered Binnendieze river, which flows through the center. The Bossche Bol (chocolate covered choux pastry) is one of the delicacies served in Den Bosch. You should try it!

Food & Drink

4x restaurants in Den Bosch

Discover the bon-vivant city of Den Bosch and its fantastic restaurants.

Food & Drink

Recipe Bossche Bollen

See if you can eat a Bossche Bol without getting covered with whipped cream and chocolate.

Food & Drink

North Brabant’s regional products

From asparagus to strawberries and from anchovy to apples - even caviar.

Where to stay

Little Duke Hotel in Den Bosch

5 special places to stay in Den Bosch

From a monastery to an antique workshop, Den Bosch’s unique hotels make for a memorable stay.

Hotel 't Keershuys

Hotel 't Keershuys is located in Den Bosch, only 500 m from the train station.

The most beautiful pedestrian route through Den Bosch

See the most beautiful statues and learn more about their significance.

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Information about Den Bosch

Den Bosch, also known as ’s-Hertogenbosch, lies in the province of Noord-Brabant and is well-known for its historic buildings, wonderful museums and cheerful cafes, pubs and restaurants. There is a reason, after all, that Den Bosch has been crowned the most hospitable city in Holland no less than four times (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013)!

Culture and conviviality in Den Bosch

Art and culture lovers will find Den Bosch to be a place after their own hearts. To begin with, it offers no less than 7 museums, ranging from Het NoordBrabants Museum, displaying works by Vincent van Gogh, to the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, dedicated to the city’s most famous resident, Jheronimus Bosch. The inner city offer great opportunities for exploration, being full of buildings with beautiful facades. The city’s greatest attraction is the impressive St. John’s Cathedral, and for good reason – it’s definitely worth a visit! And besides its architectural reasons, Den Bosch’s centre offers many opportunities for fun and enjoyment, with great shops, cafes and restaurants serving tasty snacks, meals and drinks.

Where is what?

Transport in Den Bosch

By public transport

From Amsterdam and Utrecht, there is a direct train connection to Den Bosch. A free city center bus follows a set itinerary through the city. You can get on and off as often as you like.

By car

From Eindhoven Airport, you can reach Den Bosch in just under 30 minutes.

Transport in Holland

Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.

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