Top things to do

Top Choice Church in Den Bosch

St Janskathedraal

One of the finest churches in the Netherlands, the cathedral took from 1336 to 1550 to complete. The interior has late-Gothic stained-glass windows, an organ case from the 17th century and an impressive statue of th…
Top Choice Museum in Den Bosch

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

The extraordinary Jheronimus Bosch Art Center re-creates all of Heironymus Bosch's works and uses interactive exhibits to explore his work and life. Housed in an old church, it even has a modest thrill ride: an elev…
Top Choice Museum in Den Bosch

Noordbrabants Museum

In the 18th-century former governor's residence, this stellar museum features exhibits on Brabant history and southern Dutch art from 1500 to the present, with a separate pavilion housing works by native son Vincent…
Museum in Den Bosch

Stedelijk Museum

Opened in 2014, this multi-level space focuses on contemporary art and design: tableware, ceramics and jewelry are all coherently arranged and pristinely displayed. The museum brasserie opens on the central lawn fro…
Bistro in Den Bosch


Amidst the scads of lively terraces along Korte Putstraat, this cosy bistro with echoes of Brittany stands out for the skills of its chefs whose performances are on view. Sample-sized portions range from grilled tou…
Pub in Den Bosch

Café Bar le Duc

Den Bosch drinks, and Korenbrugstraat is a prime focus for that activity. What makes Le Duc, a narrow haunt cluttered with nautical gear, especially popular is that it brews its own: ’t Kolleke blond, amber and trip…
Bakery in Den Bosch

Jan de Groot

Try the local speciality, a calorie-fest known as the Bossche bol (Den Bosch ball). It's a chocolate-coated cake the size of a softball, filled with sweetened cream. The crowds know this is the place to get them!
Cafe in Den Bosch

Koffiehuis Voltaire

Take a table out front or amid the thrift-store grab bag within for some fab vegan fare. The affable owner cooks up a mean grilled sandwich of organic cheese, pesto, arugula, avocado and more. Great fruit shakes.
Music in Den Bosch

Jazz in Duketown

The many bars and cafes of Duketown (a sly riff on the city's official title) become venues for jazz combos, mostly of the Dixieland variety, during this four-day bash held the last weekend of May.
Dutch in Den Bosch


Fun and funky, 'This' does comfort food with a global twist. The sun-drenched terrace makes a good hangover recovery spot for a beloved uitsmijter (three fried eggs) with myriad add-ons.