Real off the beaten path
Wandering around and enjoying the city I accidently found this little "tunnel". This is the entrance to one of many backyards. Shorty me could easily walk there, but I was wondering how, usually very tall, Dutch people walk there to get to their houses? ;-)
Look for the Achter Den Angel street and you won't miss it
Court (Rechtbank) - Paleiskwartier
The west side of the Central Station is rapidly changing. Close to the historic city centre many new builldings are constructed. At the centre of this new area, called 'Paleiskwartier' is the Court Building. However the 'Paleiskwartier has become a very prestiguous area were the living is nice and the architecure is excpetional and prizes considerably high. Just go and have a look at this brand new area. Don't walk to the city centry, but go the other way for a look at the 'Paleiskwartier'
'de IJzeren Man' (Iron Man)
In the summer if you care for swimming, rowing or waterbiking, about 10 kilometres from Den Bosch (direction Tilburg) there's a large recreational facility, between Vught and Cromvoirt.
High season: end of april until september 2003 open from 10.00 am until 6.30 pm
Low season: january until end of april open only sundays.
However in autumn or winter time you can have a long walk around 'de ijzeren man'.
- Water Sports
adictive to chocolade? try .Bakkerij de Groot
Today we had a very big "chocoladebol" chocolat cake at work, somebody took from bakery De Groot at Den Bosch.
The one and only hmmmmmmmmm.... the chocolat do's'nt melt in youre hands!
Chocolade delicatesse in the Netherlands Bossche Bollen
This chocolade won't melt on ur fingers but in ur mouth...:-)
- Food and Dining
- Luxury Travel
A wonderful castle built between 1357 and 1397. It was built in a strategic location in the middle of the Netherlands, where the Maas and Waal rivers come together (just west of current day villages Poederoijen and Brakel) and close to Den Bosch.
From 1619 the castle became a prison for political prisoners. One famous inmate was the eminent lawyer, poet and politician Hugo de Groot (Hugo Grotius) often presented as the "father of modern international law", who was serving a controversially imposed life sentence from 1619. In 1621, his wife Maria van Reigersberg, who was also staying at the castle, hid with him in a book chest that was regularly brought for them and they escaped the castle.
Signage is generally in Dutch and English and the guides do speak English.
There is a cafe here and the views from the top of the castle are stunning.
There are no buses to the castle. If you do not have a car take a train from Den Bosch to Zaltbommel and from there take a taxi (De Regiotaxi - 0900-0276)
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
The angel of St. John's Cathedral
During the restoration 25 new angels statues had been created by sculptor Ton Mooy, including the one with a modern twist. The last angel in the series holds a mobile phone and also wears jeans. "The phone has just one button, says the artist. – It dials directly to God". The mobile-using angel had to be first approved by the cathedral's fathers, who rejected earlier designs with the jet engines on the angel's back.
- Arts and Culture
Court #2 (Paleiskwartier)
The Court now taken just in front of the main entrance and from another angle. A new building but it fits in alright with the rest of 'older''s-Hertogenbosch.