Food experiences and innovation

Did you know that Brabant is famous for her rich gastronomic tradition, hospitality and innovation? Innovation? Can you eat it? Of course! At least - in Brabant you can. That's because Brabant is one of the smartest and most sustainable agro-food regions of Europe - and particularly when it comes to innovation with food. Making and experiencing food - it's what we're good at.

And for anyone who is curious to find out more about food in the future, North Brabant offers a true tour of discovery around some current food themes. Be inspired by initiatives around a food system that's better for people, animals and the environment.

Experience exciting culinary concepts, tasty events and innovative food developments. Take a peek with us into the future of our food.

Food routes

Routebureau Brabant develops food routes that visitors can travel independently. These routes connect the food experience from the soil to the plate, all with a beautiful landscapes as a background, and other leisure activities to do along the way.

Culture & food innovation

North-East Brabant is honouring its reputation as a food-loving region with trendy food concepts and creative solutions for current food challenges. Be inspired by the imaginative works of Hieronymus Bosch or the durable ceramics of Cor Unum. Enjoy the chocolate delicacy that ‘s-Hertogenbosch is famous for, spot the European bison in the largest nature reserve of Brabant. Eat, drink or dance between striking silos and industrial buildings.

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The Paradises of Brabant

Discover the rugged open spaces of the Kempen, where shepherds and small-scale farmers have set the tone for centuries. Discover the creativity that flowed from poverty, and the dark, exciting stories that define the people of Kempen. Discover the wide open area by foot or by bike, visit an inn, get to know the hospitable people of the area, or light a candle in one of the chapels or churches along the way.

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Salty, sweet, delicious North Brabant

Discover the rich and diverse landscape of West-Brabant where Van Gogh found his first inspiration. A fertile landscape of peat moors and hills created by the sea was reclaimed piece by piece. Salty, sweet, delicious West Brabant - tells you the story of the strawberries and asparagus of the Brabantse Wal, the sugar history of Oosterhout, and the food of the garrison town of Breda. 

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Food design

When you think of Food Design, is stylishly designed plates and hip packaging what comes to mind? Come to Brabant and discover that Food Design means so much more than 'just' designing beautiful dishes and products. Because here we inspire the designers of today and educate the talents of the future.

People are increasingly aware of the food they eat. And people are pushing their own boundaries further and further, daring to try the unknown and getting to know new flavours. This interest and the growing awareness is reflected in the work of food designers. They see food as a subject, material, medicine and connector. And they find an answer to the big societal questions and growing environmental problems in food.

Food design hotspots

Dutch Design Week 2020

Dutch Design Week 2020

Piet Hein Eek restaurant
Eindhoven, Piet Hein Eek

Eindhoven, Piet Hein Eek

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Piet Hein Eek restaurant

Kazerne HOME OF DESIGN
De Kazerne in Eindhoven, een echte designhotspot

De Kazerne in Eindhoven, een echte designhotspot

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Kazerne HOME OF DESIGN

24-hour culinary experiences

Are you all set to discover our region? We'd like to inspire you with two 24-hour experiences, centred around food.

Experience 1: Veghel, 's-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven

CHV Noordkade: guided tour and tasting

At the Pilot Plant at CHV Noordkade in Veghel, everything is available for you to see, experience, taste, and buy, from the food market to the wine tasting, specialty beer to cookery shop. Tip: create your own culinary tour and tasting experience!

 

Spend the night at Bossche Suites

One thing's for sure: a night at Bossche Suites will not disappoint.These two characteristic buildings are a stone's throw from all the hotspots in the city centre.And of course, from fine dining in the city centre in the evening ...

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Downtown Gourmet Market, Eindhoven

Sushi, pintxos, street food, pizza, hamburgers... at the Downtown Gourmet Market in Eindhoven you can enjoy food from more than 20 food bars under one roof, with a lovely, large terrace in the middle. Want to head to a bar or club afterwards? You're all set in Eindhoven!

Experience 2: Heusden, Oisterwijk and Etten-Leur

Heusden VisitBrabant

Heusden VisitBrabant

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Discover Heusden: lunch and wine tasting

Start your afternoon with a delicious lunch at Van Dijk on the Heusden city harbour. You'll then head out for a guided walking tour through this beautiful fortified city. End your afternoon with a wine tasting at the Heeren van Heusden tasting room in Commiezenhuis.

Spend the night in Oisterwijk

Hotel Leijhof is a gorgeous luxury hotel within walking distance of the Oisterwijk city centre. Ready for a meal? You can eat at the hotelitsel for in one of the lovely restaurants in the heart of Oisterwijk.

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Guided tour of a wine and asparagus farm

After breakfast, you'll leave for Etten-Leur and head for the west of North Brabant. You'll be treated to a guided tour of the De Santspuy wine and asparagus farm, where you can taste their fresh quality products... (please note: book in advance).

Drie van Gogh monumenten in Etten-Leur in één beeld

Drie van Gogh monumenten in Etten-Leur in één beeld

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Van Gogh Church Tour

If you are in Etten, a visit to the Van Gogh Church is a must. Etten is where Vincent Van Gogh got his start as a painter and laid the foundation for his masterpieces.