First Time Tourists Guide in s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

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Hertogenbosch colloquially known as Den Bosch is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, it is the capital of the province of North Brabant.

The most recommended activity to do in Den Bosch is mesmerizing the city's vibe by doing a boat tour in Binnendieze River.

Noordbrabants Museum is a home for cultural objects and history from the Brabant region of Netherlands.

Located in the southern part of the city, Heempark is the perfect park to visit when you want to have an afternoon relax.

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center is the right place to go if you want to learn about the life of Jeroen Bosch, the famous artists from the Dutch Golden Era.

You should bring the majestic charm of the St. John’s Cathedral to your Instagram feed to get more likes from your followers.

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SIGHTSEEING

Like the other cities in the Netherlands, Den Bosch also has an impressive network of canals built to transport goods. The most recommended activity to do in Den Bosch is mesmerizing the city's vibe by doing a boat tour in Binnendieze River. From this boat tour, you will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of the city from a different perspective.

Binnendieze River

From this boat tour, you will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of the city from a different perspective.

Address : Sint Janssingel 25, 5211 DA 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

DOWNTOWN

Noordbrabants Museum is a home for cultural objects and history from the Brabant region of Netherlands. This museum still stays in its place since 1836. In this museum, you will also find the masterpiece of Vincent Van Gogh from the 17th century. The museum always held a temporary exhibition which featured with contemporary artists.

Noordbrabants Museum

Brabant region history & culture, Roman-era exhibits & southern Dutch art from 1500 to the present.

Address : Verwersstraat 41, 5211 HT 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

SHOPPING

When you are looking for an area in Den Bosch which offers tons of shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants, you may head to Minderbroeders Square. This square has its charm and always packed with locals and tourists.

Minderbroeders Square

This square has its charm and always packed with locals and tourists.

Address : Schapenmarkt 1 3, 5211 ES 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

FOOD & DRINK

You have to mark your visit to Den Bosch bay having a portion of Stampott. This is a traditional Dutch dish made from a combination of potatoes mashed with one or several vegetables. Stamppot is usually served with smoked sausage julienned bacon or stewed meat.

CULTURE

Den Bosch is famous for its cool local festivals and shows. The city has a historical legacy when it comes to cultural sites and events, and it becomes one of the tourists' attraction. You should check the schedule of Festival Boulevard, Jazz in Duketown and the Bevrijdingsfestival before visiting.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Den Bosch is from June to August when the temperature is fine and limited rainfall.

HOTEL

Situated in the heart of the city, The Duke Boutique Hotel will give you an unforgettable stay experience by its excellent hospitality. Every morning, you will have a warm greeting by healthy breakfast which made from organic ingredients. On the other hand, the Best Western Euro Hotel offers an intimate stay by its modern and chic room decor. From the windows room, you can enjoy the hustle-bustle city even at night because the downtown never sleeps.

The Duke Boutique Hotel

Every morning, you will have a warm greeting by healthy breakfast which made from organic ingredients.

Address : Kerkstraat 69, 5211 KE 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Best Western Euro Hotel

From the windows room, you can enjoy the hustle-bustle city even at night because the downtown never sleeps.

Address : Kerkstraat 56, 5211 KH 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

RESTAURANT

Gusto is the right restaurant to go if you are craving for Italian cuisine when in Den Bosch. The restaurant has a laid back atmosphere and both outdoor and indoor seating is available. But maybe you want to have dinner at a gastronomic restaurant, you book a seat at 7evenden Hemel. In this restaurant, the dish is made from the selected product and cooked with the latest cooking techniques.

Gusto Restaurant

The restaurant has a laid back atmosphere and both outdoor and indoor seating is available.

Address : Kolperstraat 8, 5211 KC 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

7evenden Hemel

In this restaurant, the dish is made from the selected product and cooked with the latest cooking techniques.

Address : Korte Putstraat 13-17, 5211 KP 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

CAFE

When you are looking for a coffee shop that also offers a co-working space, you may bring your works to Coffee Lab Den Bosch. This cafe offers you its best coffee which roasted and served at its finest way. But if you want to relax in a cozy and unique coffee shop, you may grab a seat at Drab Coffee. This coffee shop is famous for its innovation in coffee, you have to take a sip of Kenya nitro cold brew and the other delightful unique coffee.

Coffee Lab Den Bosch

This cafe offers you its best coffee which roasted and served at its finest way.

Address : Stationsweg 35, 5211 TV 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Drab Coffee

This coffee shop is famous for its innovation in coffee, you have to take a sip of Kenya nitro cold brew and the other delightful unique coffee.

Address : Kruisstraat 12, 5211 DV 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

When you are looking for a bar which served burger along with cold beer, you may head to Bar 35. This bar has a laid-back atmosphere if take an indoor seating but outdoor seating may suitable for you who want to enjoy the city crowd. On the other hand, Thornbridge 's-Hertogenbosch offers tap beer from around the world which served in a calm and cosy atmosphere. This bar is a great place for beer and wine lovers since they offer a wide range of wine and beer.

Bar 35 Den Bosch

This bar has a laid-back atmosphere if take an indoor seating but outdoor seating may suitable for you who want to enjoy the city crowd.

Address : Lepelstraat 35, 5211 DP 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Thornbridge 's-Hertogenbosch

This bar is a great place for beer and wine lovers since they offer a wide range of wine and beer.

Address : Koninginnenlaan 28, 5211 WG 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

INTERESTING PLACE

Located in the southern part of the city, Heempark is the perfect park to visit when you want to have an afternoon relax. In this park, you will find many wild plants, trees and many different species of butterfly. On the other hand, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center is the right place to go if you want to learn about the life of Jeroen Bosch, the famous artists from the Dutch Golden Era. In this art centre, you can also explore his masterpieces.

Heempark

In this park, you will find many wild plants, trees and many different species of butterfly.

Address : Pettelaarseweg 222, 5216 BX 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Bosch's work & world view, seen through reproductions, re-created 15th-century studio & exhibits.

Address : Jeroen Boschplein 2, 5211 ML 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

You should bring the majestic charm of the St. John’s Cathedral to your Instagram feed to get more likes from your followers. This biggest Catholic church in the Netherlands has an incredible interior and exterior architecture with gothic structure. Lastly, the historical charm of Castle Heeswijk should not be miss from your camera lens. This castle protected the city and Netherlands over 800 years ago and still keep its place until nowadays.

St. John’s Cathedral

A massive cathedral that was founded in the 13th century & has a soaring, 73m-tall spire.

Address : Torenstraat 16, 5211 KK 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Castle Heeswijk

Restored 11th-century fortress & museum of 19th-century life, with guided tours & an event program.

Address : Kasteel 4 Navigatie Parkeerplaats:, Kanaaldijk Noord, 5473 VA Heeswijk Dinther, Netherlands