Noordbrabants Museum

Den Bosch

Housed in the 18th-century former governor's residence, this modern museum uses art and several immersive experiences to give interesting if sometimes confusingly disconnected overviews of Brabant's convoluted history.

Much more space is allocated to galleries of major, regularly changing art exhibitions, and there are always some elements from the excellent core collection featuring Brabantine artists from 1500 to the present.

Ten rather dark canvases by Vincent Van Gogh are much touted but more exciting are the underrated canvases of local impressionist Jan Sluiters (1881–1957). Corridors on either side of a central tree-shaded garden link to the Design Museum – combi-tickets are available (adult/student €15/7.50).

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1. Design Museum Den Bosch

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Opened in 2014 and rebranded in 2018, the museum's two large halls offer changing, interactive exhibitions focusing especially on ceramics and jewellery…

2. Stadhuis

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At the southern edge of Den Bosch's vast, triangular market square, the spired town hall was given its classical baroque appearance in 1670.

3. Hieronymus Bosch Statue

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In the main market square where he was once thought to have lived, this 1929 bronze statue of 15th-century painter Hieronymous Bosch is based on drawings…

4. St Janskathedraal

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5. Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

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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…

6. Kamp Vught National Monument

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7. Heusden

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8. Textile Museum

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