Top things to do

Top Choice Village in Noord Brabant


Ringed by grassy medieval rampart-banks, the charming citadel-village of Woudrichem became famed as the set for popular TV drama Dokter Tinus. Its small harbour is filled with old-world fishing boats, the relatively…
Top Choice Church in Den Bosch

St Janskathedraal

One of the finest churches in the Netherlands, this cathedral took from 1336 to 1550 to complete. The interior has late-Gothic stained-glass windows, an organ case from the 17th century and a much-revered statue of …
Top Choice French in Breda

Dames Pellens

This cosy wine bar has a superb selection of well-priced, well-chosen wines, but the biggest draw is the food. Any evening you can have salads, coq au vin or the meal-of-the-day. But Thursday to Sunday things turn g…
Top Choice Museum in Eindhoven

Philips Museum

From Kieth Richards' tape-recorder to a wide-screen projector that once won a Hollywood Oscar, this very engaging museum tells the extraordinary story of the light-bulb maker turned multinational electronics company…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Noord Brabant


Is Efteling Europe's greatest theme park? The Dutch certainly think so. Their 'Disneyland' pulls in more than four million visitors annually and offers a great selection of enchanting fairy-tale themed entertainment…
Top Choice Village in Noord Brabant


Picture-postcard little Heusden features antique tile-roofed houses, post-mills, minibridge and lovely inner yacht-harbour all wrapped in a fortified river-moat still retaining triangular ravelins (island-bastions).
Top Choice Museum in Den Bosch

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Housed in the grand, century-old St Jacob's Church, this remarkable museum has reproductions of all 29 known Bosch paintings brought to life by an explanatory free booklet. Atmosphere is added by dangling 3D sculptu…
Top Choice Bistro in Den Bosch


Fun and funky, Dit ('This') is a total delight for drinks, snacks or offbeat meals, some of them imaginative flights of fancy including goat's-cheese eclairs with caramelised hazelnuts – a delicious work of art.
Top Choice Cafe in Den Bosch

Robbies Cafe

Perfect for a coffee, fresh juice, croque-monsieur or lunchtime baguette, Robbies is a prizewinning 'concept store' in a former bank building – look downstairs in the kids' area to see the old vaults, now used to ho…
Top Choice Dutch in Bergen op Zoom

Restaurant Hemingway

Attached to De Draak with a terrace on the main square, Hemingway is one of the region's finest purveyors of modern, locally sourced Dutch food. famed especially for its drakenei ('dragon egg') dessert.