1. ST JOHNS CATHEDRAL
St John’s Cathedral is a majestic church, built between 1370 and 1529. It is famous for its status as a national monument and is the pride and joy of Den Bosch. It reflects the city’s wealth in the late Middle Ages and is luxuriously decorated with statues, pointed arches, figurines and large windows. Guided tours are available and you can also climb the tower to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.
2. THE ‘BINNENDIEZE’ RIVER
The Binnendieze river is one of the biggest tourist attractions of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. ‘Binnendieze’ is actually the collective name for the centuries-old system of waterways within the city walls. You can explore the Binnendieze in a unique open boat and enjoy the many monuments, waterways and majestic fortifications along the route. You can book a boat tour from April to October.
3. THE MUSEUM QUARTER
In the Museum Quarter you will find two museums under one roof. First of all there is Het Noordbrabants Museum which is a contemporary museum for art, history and culture in the province of Noord-Brabant. It is also the only museum in the southern part of the Netherlands where original paintings by Van Gogh are displayed. The second museum is the Design Museum Den Bosch. Both museums offer a wide variety of history, culture, art and design and are connected by a beautiful garden which is open to the public free of charge.
4. THE MORIAAN
The Moriaan is the oldest brick house of the Netherlands and is a recognized national monument. It was commissioned by Henry I, Duke of Brabant, and was built in the 13th century. It has been the home of the Tourist Information Office (Markt 77) since the 1960s.
5. THE JHERONIMUS BOSCH ART CENTER
The Jheronimus Bosch Art Center (JBAC) is a unique tribute to the medieval artist Jheronimus Bosch who is famous for his paintings filled with monsters, horrifying scenes, and devils. The Jheronimus Bosch Art Center houses a modern exhibition of works by this medieval artist and gives you a different perspective each time you visit. It is also home to the most comprehensive replica overview of Jheronimus Bosch’ work. More information can be found on the JBAC website.
6. THE 'BOSSCHE BROEK'
Experience peace and quiet in the ‘Bossche Broek’ where it is easy to connect with nature. From the city you are only a stone’s throw away from open space, nature and relaxation. From the ‘Bossche Broek’ you can enjoy a unique view of the city’s skyline. This nature reserve is next to the river Dommel and consists mainly of grasslands with some unusual plants. It is definitely worth a visit!
7. THE ZWANENBROEDERSHUIS
The Zwanenbroedershuis is home to the rich history of the religious confraternity known as the Illustrious Brotherhood of our Blessed Lady or ‘Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap’. Many cultural and historical items are preserved there, such as unique music books, items carved from wood from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, as well as a goblet used by William of Orange. The Brotherhood has had many famous members and one of them was the famous painter, Jheronimus Bosch.
8. VISIT THE TRAMKADE
The ‘Tramkade’ is where you can discover the more alternative side of ’s-Hertogenbosch. It is a collection of buildings on a site that once belonged to a flour and cattle-feed mill called ‘De Heus’ and is currently undergoing development. The silos and industrial buildings on this site create an unusual atmosphere which has attracted several businesses, including a restaurant and a number of social enterprises.
9. THE KORTE PUTSTRAAT
The Korte Putstraat is a street full of restaurants which has acquired something of a unique culinary reputation in the Netherlands and which offers culinary experiences from all corners of the globe. Here you can experience the hospitality and bon-vivant lifestyle the city is famous for. The history of the street and the easy-going vibe make having dinner in the Korte Putstraat an unforgettable experience. It is also the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a ‘Bossche Bol’ profiterole.
10. THE PALEISKWARTIER
The ‘Paleiskwartier’, or ‘Palace Quarter’, is situated behind the station and is the most modern district in the city. The Paleisbrug, which is a footbridge that connects the old city to the new, takes you from the historic centre to the Paleiskwartier where you can enjoy a drink outdoors at one of the pavement cafés, watch a film at the cinema, relax along the banks of the ‘Hofvijver’ pond, or admire the architectural wonders of this part of the city.