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Sightseeing in Den Bosch - what to see. Complete travel guide

Den Bosch is the most beautiful town and the capital of North Brabant province in the southern part of the Netherlands. The town was founded in the end of the 12th century between the mouths of two small rivers Aa and Dommel on the basis of former hunting holdings of Brabant Duke. The name of the town comes from this fact as it can be translated as “the Duke’s Wood”.
There are not so many places of interest in Den Bosch, but this town is famous for fantastic pictures of Hieronimus Van Aeken (known by his pseudonym Bosch) that are exhibited in one of the local museums. There is also a beautiful St John Cathedral, which inner decorations and drafts of stained-glass windows were created by Bosch. The architecture of St. John Cathedral represents gothic style. Here you will find spear-shaped gothic bas-reliefs, arcs, windows and unusual details of outside décor – figures that hold the cathedral’s peak. This church is the most beautiful one in the Netherlands and one of the reasons for this is long building. Started in XIV, the building process ended only a hundred years later. While walking on the streets of old town, you will see museums exhibiting works of Van Gogh and other Holland artists, Ceramics Museum and the only museum in the Netherlands devoted to carnival. While working in the suburbs of Den Bosch, you will find ancient fort facilities, walls, and the town’s fosse.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Den Bosch
♥   Shopping area ' Arena' Den Bosch, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Hinthamerstraat' Den Bosch, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Markt' Den Bosch, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Kerkstraat' Den Bosch, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Vughterstraat' Den Bosch, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Den Bosch
♥   Castle 'Heeswijk Castle' , 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nemerlaer Castle' , 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Loevestein' , 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Duurstede Castle' , 30 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Croy Castle' , 30.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Den Bosch
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' , 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Groote Peel' , 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Hoge Veluwe' , 55 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Den Bosch and around
♥   Art museum 'Hofje van Mevrouw Van Aerden' Leerdam, 26.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Van Abbemuseum' Eindhoven, 31.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Den Bosch from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Erasmusbrug

From the series “Unbelievable and magnificent bridges and viaducts”
The construction of the bridge cost more than 163 million euros. Queen Beatrix took part in the ceremonial opening ceremonies. Since the opening, the bridge has 'an active social and cultural life'. The director and main actor Jackie Chan has the bridge as the shooting location of the series 'Who am I?' Filmes in 1998 was chosen. In 2005 the concert of the world famous DJ Tiesto took place on the background of the beautiful bridge. The Erasmus Bridge is one of the landmarks of modern Rotterdam, connecting the city center with one of the newest and most active districts - Kop van Zuid. … Read further

Queen's Day

From the series “Most enchanting and vibrant festivals”
The Queen’s Day is an occasion to trade all possible things. Very often in the street markets you can buy unique antiques and works of art. The most extensive festivities are traditionally held in Amsterdam. As the city centre is overcrowded, no transport is possible there. Thousands of visitors have to walk. Plenty of interesting decorations and orange clothing, exciting street performances and markets that stretch for several kilometres are really worth visiting and enjoying. … Read further
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