Holiday in Oss
When you arrive in Oss, you will immediately notice the town's diverse character. Classic buildings are surrounded by modern neighbourhoods, daytime fun fairs make room for a dynamic nightlife and there are several shopping malls. The town is far inland, but has a harbour nonetheless.
Oss was first mentioned in 1161, but people are known to have lived here for over 2000 years BC. Today, Oss is a modern town which hasn't forgotten its historic roots. Stadsarchief Oss is the best place to learn the history of the town and surrounding area.
Culture lovers will also like Oss. Museum Jan Cunen is in a listed building in the centre of Oss. Here you are actively invited to look at exhibitions of 19th-century and contemporary art. Traces of an older civilization can be found at Vorstengraf, a reconstructed 7th-century BC burial site where a unique iron sword was found in 1933.
If you like typical Dutch architecture, you must visit the traditional tower mills Zeldenrust and Nieuw Leven which are open to the public on Saturdays. The richly decorated Neo-Gothic Grote Kerk is also worth visiting.
Situated in the province of Brabant, Oss hosts a lot of cultural events and is very busy during carnival. The rest of the year features pop concerts, film festivals and plays at the Groene Engel.
Oss has brilliant connections to the neighbouring towns and the rest of the Netherlands whether you’re travelling by car or public transport. Parts of town are bicycle friendly. Expedia offers a number of accommodations in Oss from simple to luxurious so there’s plenty of choice.
Whether you're into history, culture, conviviality or hospitality, you'll find it all in Oss.