’s-Hertogenbosch is one of the oldest medieval cities in the Netherlands. The maze of narrow medieval streets and alleyways can be explored on foot. Another option is to marvel at the picturesque bridges and perfectly preserved historical buildings from a small boat: admire Den Bosch from its waterways, the Binnendieze. You will gain an entirely different perspective floating beneath the walls of the fortified city. When you visit the capital city of Brabant, make sure that the Den Bosch delicacy is on your menu. Find a table at one of the many outdoor cafes and order a ‘Bossche Bol’ (chocolate ball) with your coffee. The Korte Putstraat in the historical city centre is a street known across the country for offering culinary treats in a variety of cuisines. Throughout the year, all the eateries have extensive outdoor seating areas. You will find two museums in the middle of the city, the Noordbrabants Museum and the Design Museum Den Bosch. Together, they form the Museum Quarter, already dubbed ‘the Dutch branch of the Guggenheim’. The Noordbrabants Museum tells the story of Brabant and it is the only location in Brabant housing original pieces by Master Painter Van Gogh. The Design Museum Den Bosch is a young and lively museum for modern artand design with an international, specialised collection of ceramics and jewellery. The lovely Sint-Janskathedraal on the corner of the Parade impresses through its size and enormous wealth of sculptures.
Most shops are also open on Sundays!
The Museumkwartier is a must when you visit s’-Hertogenbosch.
The Museumkwartier (Museum Quarter) is a must when you visit s’-Hertogenbosch.
You can choose from a wide variety of cafés and restaurants!
Hieronymus Bosch, another major Brabant’s master.
Once again this autumn, museums in Brabant have an inspiring and varied programme; from Koele Wateren to Dutch Design. You can of course combine your museum visit with some enjoyable shopping, and a delicious lunch or dinner.
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