Cultural city of the south
’s-Hertogenbosch (150.000 inhabitants) is the capital of the province of North Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands. The fortified city is widely regarded as the ‘Cultural city of the south’. The city center is home to many historical sites and there you find a wide variety of cultural activities. A place where the old meets new. The centuries-old ‘underground river’ called De Binnendieze and many other fascinating sites and monuments make the city a popular destination.
In the middle of the city center you find St. John’s Cathedral (1380). This monumental building can be seen from all corners of the city, as it rises far above it. Another famous icon, the painter Jheronimus Bosch (1450), is one of the most influential Dutch masters in history.
Right outside the city walls you find the ‘Bossche Broek’, an area of outstanding natural beauty, an open space for relaxation.
Moreover, ‘s-Hertogenbosch is the place to be for food lovers and shopping enthusiasts. The city center is jam packed with unique restaurants, lively cafés and has trendy concept stores and modern boutiques in an array of styles and price ranges. In the former industrial area of Tramkade you can find contemporary urban arts and entertainment.
From 1 July to 31 August 2020 ‘s-Hertogenbosch hosts the ‘Bossche Zomer’ (the summer of ‘s-Hertogenbosch), which is an attempt to create a normal summer as much as possible, in a very special way.
In different spacious areas, scattered around the city, inhabitants of ‘s-Hertogenbosch can finally meet each other, after having spent months at home. In the historical city center and beyond. Click here for more information on the Bossche Zomer and its events.