Den Bosch Travel Guide

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Den Bosch Highlights

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    martin_nl says…

     Restaurant overdose 

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     The free parking is sparse (and if you're with a Dutchman) they don't like to pay...lololol! 

  • In a nutshell
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     Give in to the Temptations, drop by and see them! 

Den Bosch Things to Do

  • Binnendieze

    Den Bosch is circled by typical Dutch canals and the boat tours of the canals are operated in small boats powered by a small motor that take about 16 people. There is a choice of two trips - one takes 40 minutes and one takes over one hour - we chose the shorter journey and the cost was €6. Tickets are bought from a ticket office across the street...

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  • St. Jan cathedral

    a beautifull Cathedral with a great organ in the center of Den Bosch, certainly worth a visit! they have a wonderfull Mariachapel where people can sit down to meditate, burn candles On the floor you can see very old beautifull gravestones more info on their website

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  • Churches

    "Oh no, not another church!" Well, yes, after all you're on one of my pages, and I happen to like churches. Officially the St. Jacobus is no longer a church, though. And because it's a protected monument the 's-Hertogenbosch diocese can't have it demolished. Not that I insinuate that they wanted to, but you never know. It wouldn't be the first time...

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  • Hieronymus Bosch Arts Centre

    If you're not a complete art buff who only wants to see the originals, than this is the place to be in Den Bosch to learn more about the city's most famous son, Hieronymus Bosch.Born as Jheronimus van Aken in the middle of the 15the century, Bosch lived all his life in or around Den Bosch. He belonged to a very conservative religious movement,...

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  • A day trip to Heusden Fortress

    Heusden Fortress is a beautiful fortified town. Every weekend thousands of excursionists and boaters admiring the old fortress and the historic center. On the many cafes and cozy restaurants is usually buzzing. Every Sunday in Heusden Fortress Sun.shopping and on sunny days the streets are filled whatsoever. with shopping tourists. Most tourists...

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  • St. Jans Cathedral

    a beautifull Cathedral with a great organ in the center of Den Bosch, certainly worth a visit!they have a wonderfull Mariachapel where people can sit down to meditate, burn candles On the floor you can see very old beautifull gravestones more info on their website

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Den Bosch Restaurants

  • Frogs aplenty

    't Opkikkertje (literally: little frog) is a cosy restaurant located conveniently on Den Bosch's main square, the Markt. It looks like a mixture of an English pub and a cafe, and in fact it is. While you can get good food here, many people also come for their "borrelhappetjes", their snacks with a drink. What I liked most about 't Opkikkertje was...

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  • A Nibble On The Hoof #2

    Although doner kebabs are almost a tradition in Dutch towns this is a relatively new company to the fast food scene with outlets at most major railway stations. As kebabs go these are almost healthy-eating compared to many, being relatively unfatty and the accompanying salads fresh and crisp.With cheery service and a decent bite to their...

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  • A Nibble On The Hoof #1

    I can never pass a new herring stall here in the Netherlands without buying one, whether I'm hungry or not. There's something soul-satisfying about such a healthy nibble and the herring here from this stall on Den Bosch's market was a good as any. Plump fleshy spankingly-fresh with a nice sprinkle of onions - just the job!

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  • Hockey ladies and rugby guys

    I've read somewhere that this pub is frequented by hockey ladies and rugby guys. We were in fact seated next to a group of six ladies, but I doubt whether they actually played hockey. Nice decoration with wooden beams, and fancy stained glass windows ... We just dropped in to have some 'Glühwein', it was Christmas time after all (28 December...

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  • Lunch in a hurry

    Coming in to the cafe it turned out to be very full, so we walked out again. But as we did so, the waitress ran after us and said that a table would be free in 5 minutes. This does not happen often in The Netherlands, that staff would go out of their way to get you seated, so we returned and sat at a tiny table. The 6 of us then moved to another...

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  • Bonne Mère

    Kind of a mix between a brown café and a bistro. We haven't eaten there, just stopped for afternoon coffee.

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Den Bosch Nightlife

  • Great local bar with english speaking...

    A great bar with staff that speaks very good english! They had enough beers on draft and there was spots on the big screens. I had lunch and it was great, large portions and cheap! thats how we like it! there was no dresscode

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  • De Orangerie

    The town's most amazing party venue. This one put Den Bosch on the map a few years ago because it's one of the most amazing places in the country to go out! De Orangerie is located in an old gothic church and now hosts parties, including clubnights.Every 2nd Friday of the month used to see a famous gay party. Patrons flocked from all over the...

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  • Hart van Brabant

    very nice modern pub, good music and great beers offcourse and a terrace in front.A famous rural writer Anton Koolen used to visit this pub a lot that where this pub get its name from.oct, 21. 2006:Lenny and Pamela and i had had special coffëe and a "Bossche Bol" a chocolade cake with whipped cream inside yammy! casual

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Den Bosch Transportation

  • Den Bosch by train

    The 's Hertogenbosch station is the fourth building at the original Utrecht to Boxel railway from 1868.The first station was a wooden building, because the city was a fortress and when needed the station building had to be taken apart to defend the town..In 1893 a permanent stone building was constructed after a design of architect E. Cuypers.This...

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  • Use the P&R

    Parking spaces are rare in the centre of Den Bosch, but fortunately the city has got a well-working P&R system. When you come from the highway, signs show the way to the P&R - be careful not to miss them, for they are designed differently than other traffic signs and hence easily to be missed. Leave your car, pay 2 EUR for up to four people and...

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  • The Railway Station

    The s'Hertogenbosch (to give it it's proper name) railway station is one of the main junctions in this part of the Netherlands. From here trains go north to Utrecht, south to Maastricht (via Eindhoven), east to Breda and west to Nijmegen (and on to Arnhem).The station is located about 10 minutes walk from the city centre and is next door to the...

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Den Bosch Shopping

  • Old fashioned Candystore

    The candyshop called : De Bossche Suiker Oom is a shop near the Binnendieze, who sells delicious candy like they used to sell in the 20th centurie. Candy offcourse depends on what u like and want

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  • Despite The Football

    Even despite the football (it was the afternoon of the Netherlands v Brazil 2010 World Cup quarter-final) the city's street market was still doing a bit of trade. Admittedly it seemed to be mostly young women, old girls and hen-pecked husbands, but it gives the impression that on non-football days this is a lively diverse maket.The market trades...

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  • A fortunate misfortune

    A small shoe shop with exclusive shoes, on the way to the train station. Very helpful people.I'm not really a shopping person, though I like to look. But on our visit to Den Bosch, the zipper of my boot broke which was a silly sight. After the Den Bosch visit I was to travel to Rotterdam and visit my sister, so there was still quite a long day...

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Den Bosch Local Customs

  • Terracestreet 2001

    Den Bosch is famous for its cafe's, its boulevards and special streets like the one of the picture...this street was nominated as the best terracestreet in the Netherlands 2001.OWhen you open the url you will find great info about pubs etc.

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  • Street Market

    Every Wednesday and Saturday there is huge market where you can find everything from food to clothes. Children can enjoy the animals' corner, which is very nicely designed. When my friend and I approached the flamingos this nasty goose (see the picture) flew over the fence to scare the poor birds. It was funny to see its owner chasing it and all...

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  • When Den Bosch is called "Oeteldonk"

    Together with Maastricht, the capitol of Brabant is also a capitol of Carnaval. Thousands join the inhabitants of the town to make this party a four days madness that doesn't know an equal. The name of 's Hertogenbosch is changed into "Oeteldonk" and that even means that at the station and road-entrances this is on the shields.The parades are long...

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Den Bosch Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't Expect To Get Served When The...

    When I arrived, in the middle of the Netherlands v Brazil 2010 World Cup quarter-final, the city was a bit of a ghost town. Everybody was jam-packed in the bars and hardly anyone out on the streets. The market traders had even brought their own televisions with them and about the only customers they seemed to be getting were those checking the...

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  • Junkies at the railway station

    Once upon a time 's-Hertogenbosch had a nice railway station. It was a modest but very tasteful building. And because it was so modest and tasteful the railroad bosses, who were not so modest but very tasteless themselves, decided that something more 'prestigious' was to be build. The old station was demolished and a new one was created, the...

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Den Bosch Off The Beaten Path

  • 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,...

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  • adictive to chocolade? try .Bakkerij de...

    Jan. 2005 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 BollenThis chocolade won't melt on ur fingers but in ur mouth...:-)

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  • 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.

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Den Bosch Sports & Outdoors

  • FC Den Bosch

    Saw there was a football match to go to, went along to the stadium early, no tickets sold on matchdays, unless you have a membership card, ho hum, back to the bar.Shame, the team currently bottom of the league could have used my support I'm sure. For the record Vitesse Arnhem won the game 2-1

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  • Tennistournement in Rosmalen

    Just East of 's Hertogenbosch lies Rosmalen, where one of the most famous tennistournements in The Netherlands take place. Tennislovers can see some of the world's best tennisplayers compete here. In the picture it's Belgian Kim Clijsters, that hits the ball back to her opponent. I believe she is from the Belgian part of Brabant , so one can almost...

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  • Den Bosch Tourist Info Centre

    The local tourist information office here in s'Hertogenbosch is situated in one of the city's oldest brick buildings just off the market square.Here you can get all the advice you need regarding things to do, public transport, assistance with accommodation and the usual freebie leaflets. They also act as agents for local events and have all sorts...

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  • Zoete lieve Gerritje

    This is a statue of Zoete Lieve Gerritje - a character from a popular nursery rhyme who went to Den Bosch.It goes like this: that goes to Den Bosch Sweet Gerritje, that goes to Den Bosch sweet goat.The first farmer is the best, sweet Gerritje, the first farmer is the best sweet goat.When I write it here it doesn¡¦t make any sense to me, however we...

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  • railway station

    When you come out of the railwaystation, walk straight ahead and you reach the centre in about 2 minutes

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