Den Bosch Travel Guide

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Den Bosch Overview

Den Bosch is a town in the Southeast of the Netherlands and capital of the Dutch province 'Noord-Brabant', in the south of the Netherlands bordering on Belgium in the South. It is officially called 's-Hertogenbosch, which means the Duke's forest. The city is founded by Duke Godfrey in 1184, and has about 140,000 inhabitants.

The city has a long and rich history. One of the oldest brick hoses (the 'Moriaan') dates back to the 13th century. Nowadays the TIC is located there. Den Bosch has a large cathedral (Saint John's Cathedral), which has an impressive organ. Also worth looking at are the town hall, the town square, and some of the stone walls of previous eras of the town that are still there. Parts of the centre of Den Bosch have a medieval atmosphere. There are many pubs and restaurants.

The famous painter Hieronymus Bosch grew up and spent most of his life here. His statue adorns the market square. However, there are no original paintings in the local museum, which features a Hieronymus Bosch exhibition (of copies).

If you are a chocolate lover, visit Den Bosch. It is known for its 'Bosche Bollen', a sweet treat. It is a large profiterole stuffed with whipped cream and covered in dark chocolate. 'The real ones' are made by bakery Jan de Groot.

Den Bosch has restored its old open sewer system (not in use anymore) and you can take a boat tour around and under the town. There are different routes available and the system is continuously extended.

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