Welcome to 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch)
Welcome to 's-Hertogenbosch - The City of Rich History and Beautiful infrastructure.
Introduction to 's-Hertogenbosch
's-Hertogenbosch was the fourth city in the duchy Brabant and is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. In addition to that, it is the capital of the province Brabant and has 143.786 citizens. In the Netherlands, 's-Hertogenbosch is called den Bosch which actually is the original and more authentic name. The city is famous for its medieval character which is still noticeable due to its fortification in the past.
's-Hertogenbosch is especially famous because of the beautiful and large “Sint Jan” cathedral.
The “bossche” night-life is famous for being very sociable. Especially in the weekends the bars and clubs tend to be nicely crowded which gives you a guarantee for a good night out! Within the city there are three main night-life areas:
- De Uilenburg
- Korte Putstraat
- De Parade
The “Bossche” city centre has been voted the best in all of the Netherlands. 's-Hertogenbosch is a really good city to go shopping and it's especially known for its small streets which give the city a nice charm. In these streets you will find lots of speciality stores, little boutiques and a large variety of remarkable shops. In the Hinthamerstraat you will find the bigger chain stores.
's-Hertogenbosch is one of the most important historic cities in the south of The Netherlands, from religion till politics. A large part of this history is still visible today in a variety of sights in and around the centre of 's-Hertogenbosch, which makes the city worth visiting. Probably the main sight to visit in 's-Hertogenbosch is the Sint JansKathedraal, one of the oldest and biggest churches in The Netherlands. It is a must to visit the church when going to 's-Hertogenbosch. Another thing that makes Den Bosch famous is its “Bossche Bol” made by Jan de Groot. A delicious treat that is also known as a chocolate ball, it consists out of whipped cream with a layer of chocolate around it.
Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00)
The climate in The Netherlands is fairly cool. It has temperate maritime climate with relatively moderate winters and decent summers. The temperatures in the winter varies from 2 till 6°C and in the summer 17 till 20°C on average.
In 's-Hertogenbosch there are several ways to travel. For instance, there is a good bus connection that will take you through the whole city which is relatively cheap.
's-Hertogenbosch also has a train station which is connected to the bus station, so if you arrive by train, the city centre will be easy accessible. During daytime but also during the night there are plenty of taxies available so if you plan to enjoy the cities night-life it's easy to get to your hotel at the end of the night.