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Photo: An exterior view of the St johns cathedral in the bosch
Den Bosch

Den Bosch

The beautiful historic Den Bosch, in the province of Brabant, is known for its beautiful fortresses, Bossche Bol pastry, and of course its famous painter Jheronimus Bosch.

  • Visit Den Bosch and discover the medieval structures, such as the Gothic St. Janskathedraal or Saint John’s Cathedral.
  • Discover all about its most famous inhabitant, the painter Jeroen Bosch.
  • View Vincent van Gogh's work in the Noordbrabants Museum.


Den Bosch is a fortified city that has retained its medieval character. In many places, you can still sense the glorious past. The city walls and fortifications of the fortified city of ‘s Hertogenbosch were built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Virtually all of its fortifications have remained intact. Two rivers flow through the city: the Dommel and Binnendieze rivers.

Highlights of Den Bosch

The Gothic St. Janskathedraall (Saint John’s Cathedral) draws a huge crowd. Yet the city has much more to offer. For instance the Stedelijk Museum, which focuses on modern art and design, and the Carnavalsmuseum. An absolute must is the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, where you will learn everything about this most famous inhabitant of the city.

Visit Den Bosch

Den Bosch is known as a great city for shopping. The countless bars, cafes and restaurants make for that characteristic pleasure-loving atmosphere. Without a doubt the city’s culinary pride is the Bossche Bol. A visit to Den Bosch is not complete until you have tried this wonderful spherical pastry!

To discover nearby

If you want to explore the city’s surroundings, visiting Nijmegen is worthwhile. The oldest city of Holland transports you to the past, looking out over the Waal river and Batavian lands from the Valkhof like the Romans once did. Tilburg is also nearby and well worth a visit!

Accessibility and parking in Den Bosch

Den Bosch is a little over an hour by car from the capital of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. It is also easily reached by train. If you travel by car, make sure to check where you are allowed to park your car. There are many parking lots and car parks in and around Den Bosch.

Editors’ tip

If you want to spend a great day with the kids, take them to attraction park the Efteling. It has roller coasters, fairy tales, a musical theater, and a golf course. Great fun for the entire family!

Den Bosch

Discover the bon-vivant city of Den Bosch, full of history and culture.

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Discover the bon-vivant city of Den Bosch, full of history and culture.

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