Holidays to 's-Hertogenbosch
The official name of this lovely city is ’s-Hertogenbosch, but the Dutch commonly refer to it as Den Bosch. Walk around the mediaeval, walled city centre, go shopping and discover the countryside.
Den Bosch was granted town privileges in 1184, making it one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. It was also an important and wealthy trade centre. Today it attracts tourists from near and far.
One of the most famous sites is the Sint-Janskathedraal. Climb the 73 steps of its tower for a panoramic view of the city. When you're back down, head for Uilenburg. Take a seat at a sidewalk café and try a 'Bossche bol', a huge profiterole and local delicacy.
If you're interested in learning more about the local history, the Noordbrabants Museum is a good place to start. You'll recognise it by its striking exterior. Alternate your cultural activities with a few hours of shopping in the mediaeval city centre.
If you're spending more than a weekend in Den Bosch, the Loonse en Drunense Duinen is a must. This national park is about a 20 minute drive to the southwest of the city. You can go horse riding, cycle through the heath or walk through the sand.
Explore Den Bosch on foot or by bus. If you're travelling by car you can park on the street in the city centre or in one of the parking garages. If you park on the street, make sure you're not parking in a space which is reserved for permit holders. The city also has three park and ride (P+R) parking lots where you can park your car cheaply. Den Bosch is centrally located in the Netherlands and easy to reach by car and public transport. The centre of Den Bosch is a stone's throw from the main train station.
Whether you want to shop, take in some culture or have always dreamt of eating a huge profiterole, Den Bosch is the perfect destination.