Built between 1330 and 1550, the contrast between the plain red-brick Romanesque tower and the rest of this Gothic wonderment should be noticable to even those with the least amount of architecture appreciation. Be nice, the plain part is actually the oldest.
One of the most beautifull churches (cathedrals) in the provence Noord Brabant.
As teens we would walk.. from Eindhoven to Den Bosch in the month of May, kind of a pelgrimstrip.
6 hrs walk starting at midnight and arrving 6 in the morning ...
aaaaw those poor feet..could hardly walk , lay down in the church in the backside and after the service home by train.
The largest and only true cathedral in the Netherlands is the Saint Janscathedral in Den Bosch. The building itself took centuries to be completed and is actually still not finished. If you watch the frontside, where one tower is stretching to the heavens, you see another foundation beside it supposing there would come a second. This however never has been realised. The tower itself is of mainly Roman architecture, though the "ship" of the church shows far more Gothic styles. Inside these differences seem to disappear in the dazzling hight of the ceiling, the light sparkling through the colourful windows and the splendour of statues, paintings, woodwork and a magnificent organ. This work of art is still being used frequently as church (which is often not to say about other Doms and Basilic-churches.