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Den Bosch, officially 's-Hertogenbosch , is a city that continues to amaze you. With its rich history, vibrant culture and Burgundian lifestyle, there is always something new to discover. In this blog post we take you to the nicest places and give you tips to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful city. Because you don't have to go to Paris for a weekend when a city like Den Bosch is just around the corner!

A city with character

Den Bosch is more than just the capital of North Brabant. It is a place where history and contemporary culture go hand in hand. The city is known for its impressive St. John's Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece that forms the heart of the city. But there's more. Much more.

St. John's Cathedral, photo credit: Joran Quinten

Art and culture in the heart of Brabant

Den Bosch breathes art and culture. The Design Museum Den Bosch and the Noordbrabants Museum are a stone's throw from each other and offer a wide range of art, from historical masterpieces to contemporary design objects. Lovers of the work of Hieronymus Bosch can indulge themselves in the Hieronymus Bosch Art Center, where replicas of his famous works can be admired.

Discover the Binnendieze

One of the best kept secrets of Den Bosch is the Binnendieze. This network of old waterways partly runs under the city and offers a unique perspective on medieval architecture. A boat trip on the Binnendieze reveals hidden places and tells stories of the city that you would never experience from the street.

The Binnendieze, photo credit: Bob van Aubel

Bob van Aubel

Enjoy offline shopping

Den Bosch also offers a unique shopping experience with a mix of well-known chains and local boutiques. Snellestraat and Kolperstraat are perfect for those looking for special items and local products. Don't forget to explore the concept stores and vintage stores for that unique find.

Taste the local pride: the Bossche Bol

No visit to Den Bosch is complete without enjoying a real Bossche Bol. This chocolate bomb filled with whipped cream is the pride of the city. For the best Bossche Bollen, go to Jan de Groot , where they are made according to a secret recipe. Prepare for an addiction for life.

Bossche bol

Burgundian enjoyment on every corner

The Burgundian lifestyle can be found everywhere in Den Bosch. From cozy coffee shops to gastronomic restaurants; there is something for everyone. Visit the Korte Putstraat for the best culinary experiences or discover the many hidden terraces spread throughout the city for a relaxing afternoon.

Den Bosch is a logical city to lose your heart to. It is not without reason that many people have left the Randstad in recent years to move to Den Bosch . It has the charm and coziness of Brabant and the convenience of a big city. Moving plans? Check mortgage advice Den Hosch !

Active in and around the city

Den Bosch also has plenty to offer for active visitors. Take a bike ride along the fortifications or explore the beautiful nature reserves around the city. The Bossche Broek is a nature reserve a stone's throw from the city center, in Den Bosch South to be precise, ideal for a relaxing walk or bike ride.

Plan your visit

Den Bosch is a city that you can easily explore on foot, but in order not to miss anything, it is useful to plan your visit in advance. Check the local tourist office for the most up-to-date information about tours, events and exhibitions.

End with a sunset from Den Bosch

A perfect day in Den Bosch ends with a sunset from the city walls. With a good glass of wine or a local Trappist beer in hand, while you look out over the old city, you will feel the magic of Den Bosch.

Den Bosch is a city full of surprises, ready to be discovered. Whether you come for the history, culture, food or just to enjoy the cozy atmosphere, Den Bosch will not disappoint.

💛 Do you have any tips or favorite places in Den Bosch? Share them with us below and be inspired by others.

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