4 Brabant cities for green and conscious enjoyment

Inge Ament
By: Inge City tripper | Read time: 5 minutes
  • The Green Submarine Breda
  • Bossche Broek e-chopper tour
  • Trudotoren op Strijp-S in Eindhoven
  • Wandelen langs Piushaven Tilburg

Vintage shopping, sailing in an e-sloop, and enjoying seasonal dishes and organically brewed beers: in North Brabant businesses show that the good life is something to eat, drink, support and experience. Be inspired by a sustainable day out or weekend away in North Brabant with green addresses in 's-Hertogenbosch, Breda, Tilburg and Eindhoven.

1. The green heart of ’s-Hertogenbosch

One of the most sustainable whisky distilleries in the world

One of the most sustainable whisky distilleries in the world

Sleep on a boat made of recycled cardboard or drink sustainable whisky at a farm, you can in 's-Hertogenbosch. The gastronomic heart of the city beats in the Korte Putstraat. It is where you will find eateries including restaurant Noemme, where a flexitarian adventure awaits.

You can explore the natural green surroundings of 's-Hertogenbosch in a sustainable and comfortable way on an e-chopper. Heische Hoeve is a great place to stop for a break outside the city. This former pig farm has been transformed into a farm restaurant with one of the most sustainable whisky distilleries in the world.

Bossche Broek e-chopper tour Korte Putstraat 's-Hertogenbosch BUS Whisky

2. Enjoy the outdoor life in Breda

  • The Green Submarine Breda
  • Stelletje in Valkenberg Park Breda
  • Prooef - STEK Havenkwartier Breda

Two new routes in Breda allow you to get to know the city and the entrepreneurs who are working hard to promote sustainability. Follow the Explore Creative Breda walking route from the city centre to the industrial  Havenkwartier. Once of the places you will comes across here is STEK. It houses 25 conscious entrepreneurs, and you can buy gifts made of waste plastic, enjoy honest snack platters and even more tasty local treats.

The Explore Green Breda route takes you from the city centre to the south, with sustainable addresses along the route. These range from packaging-free concept shops to vegan proof lunchrooms. On the way, you also pass gems such as Valkenberg city park and the Willem Merkxtuin (gardens).

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"Escape the bustle of the city. You can walk straight into the Mark valley from the Ginnekenmarkt. Follow the paths past the winding River Mark."

3. Unique and contemporary Tilburg

Once the industrial epicentre, now a culinary promenade

Once the industrial epicentre, now a culinary promenade

They do things that bit differently in Tilburg. Such as at the Piushaven: once the industrial epicentre, now a culinary promenade. Pick a pavement cafe at the quay, step into a canoe or go on board ProefLokaal 013. Hotspots such as Villa la Vida, Food Atelier, Gist and EetHuisTwintig are good places to get a vegetarian or vegan meal.

The outlying area of Tilburg also has plenty of places to enjoy something tasty with a good story. For example, at Abdij de Koningshoeven, you can drink a traditional and organically brewed Trappist beer. As the first organic distillery of the Netherlands, they purify wastewater and re-use it in the production process.

Wandelen langs Piushaven Tilburg Proosten met La Trappe bij Abdij Koningshoeven Varen in de Piushaven Tilburg

4. Green innovation in Eindhoven

  • Trudotoren op Strijp-S in Eindhoven
  • Stel loopt arm in arm op Strijp-S in de zomer
  • Streetart in Woensel West Eindhoven

Sustainable enjoyment is on the next level in Eindhoven. And that’s not surprising really considering the city is known as the most inventive city in the world. The eye-catcher is Strijp-S, recognisable from afar by the Trudo Tower, the first vertical forest in the Netherlands. This former Philips industrial site now houses innovative entrepreneurs with concept shops, vintage boutiques and restaurants in old factory buildings.

As well as lots of street art, the colourful Woensel-West district also has many great addresses for something to eat. Vegetables play the leading role in restaurant Frank Woensel West. Another recommendation is KEVN, with art studios, exhibitions and a bar in the natural greenery.


"Want to know more about the story behind one of the world's biggest electronics companies?You can at the PhilipsMuseum, located in the middle of Eindhoven in the old factory where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891."

Honest and delicious enjoyment on Brabant’s food routes

With the food routes in North Brabant, you discover Brabant’s rich eating culture, which centres on local and delicious enjoyment. On the Brabant Bodem cycle route, connoisseurs are taken past inspiring farming businesses in and around Nuenen, near Eindhoven.

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