Keen enthusiasts of all kinds of sweets will certainly leave Den Bosch with a solid supply of chocolate balls. The city of Hieronymus Bosch impresses with excellent cuisine, the charm of well-kept cottages and the most beautiful church of the Netherlands.
Den Bosch ('s-Hertogenbosch) is a typical Dutch city located on canals. In the past it was a fortified island with thick ramparts, surrounded by polder. Over time, flood fields turned into a popular recreational area, where residents walk out dogs, ride bikes, bivouac on blankets or practice jogging. Polders can be seen from the fort located in the southern part of the city.
The city of Hieronymus Bosch
The list of obligatory places for every culture lover includes Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, constructed in honor of the most famous inhabitant - the creator of the triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights," "Temptation of St. Anthony", "Seven Deadly Sins" and many other works which weren’t understood by his contemporaries during his life. The statue of Hieronymus Bosch, one of the most famous Dutch primitives, now stand in the city center.
While walking around the triangular main square, it’s worth to take a look at the thirteenth-century de Moriaan, the oldest house in the Netherlands. Equally interesting is the town hall, four centuries older than the main square, built in the style of Dutch classicism.
One of the pearls of sacred architecture 's-Hertogenbosch is the Cathedral of St. John (Gothic St. John's Cathedral), widely regarded as the most beautiful church throughout the Netherlands. It was built in the early thirteenth century in the Brabantine Gothic style. Big number of museums is another pride of the city, including the Carnival Museum and Stedelijk Museum.
There’s also the other side of Den Bosch – it’s a frequent destination for lovers of shopping. It’s full of pubs, cafes and restaurants. But what necessarily should we try while in the city? Certainly confectionery, with particular emphasis on real 's-Hertogenbosch’s gem. We are talking about the so-called Bossche Bol (chocoladebol), chocolate balls that can be an excellent addition to your coffee.
In the city you will find not only the sights and cultural facilities. Equally interesting will be a walk along the canal, with rows of very well-kept houses made of brick or a combination of brick and wood. Looking at the buildings with colorful shutters and large windows, with extremely pure workarounds, is a real pleasure. At every step you can see that the people here are very serious about the order.
Campsite at Den Bosch
Motorized people will reach the town of Vlijmen where Camping FF-r-uit is located in less than 10 minutes. The place for a motorhome (and caravan or large tent) costs 7.5 euros/day, while the stay of an adult costs 5 euros/day. Young people aged 12-16 years will pay 3.5 euros per night, while children under 12 can stay on the campsite for free. The cost of access to electricity is 5 euros.
The region abounds in interesting places, where you can spend time with the whole family. At a distance of approx. 15.5 kilometers from the campsite you can find a huge tourist attraction - Efteling. Those, who instead prefer to rest in the bosom of nature, should go to the Loonse and Drunense Dunes National Park located within the triangle between Den Bosch, Tilburg and Waalwijk. On the occassion, you can also go for a trip to Eindhoven. From Den Bosch you will reach it in approx. 20 minutes by train (ticket costs 6.1 euros).