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City Guide Den Bosch - The Netherlands

Den Bosch (officially 's-Hertogenbosch) is a fortified city that has retained its medieval character. You'll find historic buildings, cobbled streets, urban area Tramkade, fine restaurants, cool boutique hotels and cute boutique shops and other concept stores. Den Bosch got it all. It's a perfect city for a day or weekend trip and everything is in walking distance. Where to buy the best Bossche Bollen?

Of course, it is the famous Bossche Bol from Jan De Groot.

Breakfast & Brunch - Coffee - Deli's - Restaurants - Shops - Hotels - To do - Nature

Smalle Haven Den Bosch The Netherlands

What are the best places for Breakfast in Den Bosch?

Buurt - Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks and Dinner. They do it all. They do it good. Buurt is always busy. My new local café. Happy days.

Cafe Herman - Cool vibes at this industrial cafe. Cafe Herman is housed in the beautiful water tower at the end of Hinthamereinde. Great for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks.

Eetbar DIT - Snellestraat 24-26, 5211 EN 's-Hertogenbosch

Hello My Friend - Tropical vibes for Hello My Friend. Although dinner is on the menu I would say this is more a breakfast, brunch type kind of place.

What are the Best Coffee Shops in Den Bosch?

Coffeelab - Coffeelab has a great laid back vibe, modern industrial ambiance and excellent coffee. Inside, outside on the terrace or for a coffee to take away. They are conveniently located next to the train station.

Crème Coffee & Pastry - A cosy place for coffee and delicious pastry. I love the Crème Crumble. Snellestraat 47, 5211 EM 's-Hertogenbosch

DaSilva Espressobar & Stadskoffiebranderij - Tramkade 26c, 5211 VB 's-Hertogenbosch

Drab Coffee - At Drab they have elevated coffee making to art. And for a reason this is one of my favourite places to go for coffee. Expect vintage furniture and rough brick walls. I do like its edgyness.

La Jeu Coffee - A place to drink coffee, to buy beans or to do a coffee workshop.

What are the Best Deli's in Den Bosch?

Boergondisch - A great deli, also to buy gifts for a relative or friend.

Jan de Groot - The famous Bossche Bol pastry, a chocolate-covered creampuff. Always a queue! That is for a reason!

Viswinkel VISCH and Seafoodbar - Kolperstraat 14, 5211 KC 's-Hertogenbosch

Zuivelhoeve - A cheese shop with delicious cheeses and all sorts of things to nibble with a good glass of wine.

What are the Best Restaurants in Den Bosch?

Auberge De Veste - Uilenburg 2, 5211 EV 's-Hertogenbosch

Restaurant Barbu - A modern interpretation of classic French cuisine in the middle of 's-Hertogenbosch.

Buurt - Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks and Dinner. Café restaurant BUURT Den Bosch does it all. They do it good. Buurt is always busy. My new local café. Happy days.

Restaurant Citrus - A cosy little restaurant for a fine dining experience. There is a fixed menu with pairing wine. We enjoyed the vibes in this "huiskamer" restaurant.

Eetbar de Stadt - Asian streetfood bar restaurant. Great for lunch, dinner or drinks with an Asian street food menu.

Restaurant Fabuleux - Verwersstraat 23, 5211 HT 's- Hertogenbosch

Firma Pickles - Kerkstraat 42, 5211 KG 's-Hertogenbosch

Restaurant de Garage - Parklaan 27g, 5211 JL 's-Hertogenbosch

Cafe Herman - Cool vibes at this industrial cafe. Cafe Herman is housed in the beautiful water tower at the end of Hinthamereinde. Great for dinner and cocktails.

Het Viswijf - Monseigneur Prinsenstraat 1A, 5211 LN 's-Hertogenbosch

Lux - Korte Putstraat 23, 5211 KP 's-Hertogenbosch

Nippen - Oh my...this is heaven. Such a good restaurant with inspiring dishes. The food is excellent. A shared dining concept for a great price. If you ask me they should charge more. Sssst! Don't tell anyone. A little gem.

Restaurant Noble - Delicious, delicious meal. Beautiful dishes, combining influences from around the world. Enjoy with pairing wines. The Noble Experience and Prestige menu are highly recommended. Everything was perfect.You can also try Noble Kitchen in Cromvoirt.

Nom Nom - It really is Nom Nom. The food is excellent and the cosy outside space makes this a welcome local restaurant. Great for lunch and dinner. Always busy.

Pizzabar Deeg - Who ordered pizza? Lovely place to go for artisan pizzas from a wood oven. You can order three sorts of pizza dough with a great variety of toppings and also not so standard options. I mean who has ever eaten a Pizza Rendang or Pizza Sashimi? A cosy and casual atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Restaurant Van Aken - A pink pop up restaurant and also a great place to go for drinks.

Sense - Jeroen Boschsplein 6, 5211 ML 's-Hertogenbosch

Wijnbar bij Dirk - Verwersstraat 55, 5211 HT 's-Hertogenbosch

Wijn bij Stijn - A cute little wine bar serving delicious wine and food. Wine bar of the year 2017.

Yalla Yalla - Postelstraat 4, 5211 EA 's-Hertogenbosch

The Best Boutique Shops in Den Bosch?

Bookstore Adr. Heinen - Your favourite local bookstore in Den Bosch. Don't forget to peak inside the childern's section.

Koekwaus - Offers a variety of items, including lifestyle products, fashion, home decor, and gifts.

Liefste Fashion - A fabulous collection of sustainable Scandinavian and Dutch brands: Sissel Edelbo, Stine A, Second Female and more. Shopping Galore.

Mister Design - Housed in a former Ford Garage, this very cool design store sells the most stunning design pieces from brands like Tom Dixon, Ferm Living, Hay, Muuto and Vitra. Under the same roof as Restaurant Garage Pompen en Verlouw.

P!MPT Oud en Nieuw Pop-up Store - A popup store with secondhand vintage and brocante stuff. You'll also find new products. There is also an outlet in Rosmalen.

OAK - OAK is a cute mini department store with a refined and at the same time affordable selection of fashion, bags, home accessories and plants. Treat her or yourself.

Skincare Center - For a relaxed beauty appointment. This beauty salon works with Dermalogica. Get your facial booked! My to go to salon for some 'me time'.

Social Label Lab - Next door to the Van Aken pop-up restaurant you'll find the concept store Social Label where you can find social economic made sustainable design gifts.

The Green Bar - Dode Nieuwstraat 36-2, 5211 EK 's-Hertogenbosch

Wanderwood - Sustainable fashion, interior and plants together under one roof. They call themselves "An Earth Friendly Boutique". We can't agree more.

Werk aan de Winkel - Dode Nieuwstraat 28 - 32, 5211 EK 's-Hertogenbosch -

Westside - A great store with design vintage furniture, lifestyle accessories, books and fashion clothes for him and her. The Verwersstraat is one of my favourites.

The Best Things To Do in Den Bosch?

Boat tour Binnendieze - The water underneath the city is one of the most important historical attractions of 's-Hertogenbosch. You can cruise down the Binnendieze from April - October. Touristy but a great thing to do.

Bossche Zomer - So much to do and to see in Den Bosch during the Summer. From pop up festivals like Le Boulevard and Jazz in Duketown, pop up bars like De Waterkant and Costa Del Silo to an outdoor cinema and the Zomer Parade. There is something for everyone.

Design Museum - Not my favourite Design Museum I must admit. It really depends on which exhibition is going on so best to check the website in advance. Next door to Het NoordBrabants Museum. You can easily combine both in one morning.

Het NoordBrabants Museum - The museum gives an overview of local history of s-Hertogenbosch and Noord-Brabant amongst other. It is the only location in Brabant where you can view 10 original paintings by Van Gogh. There are also temporary exhibitions. I really enjoyed the part of Jan Sluijters, a leading pioneer of various post-impressionist movements in the Netherlands.

Kunstlocatie Wurth - Het Sterrenbeeld 35, 5215 MK 's-Hertogenbosch

Tramkade Area - Trendy and urban Tramkade area in Den Bosch. Former factory plant turned into a cultural and creative hotspot where you can eat, drink, shop and dance. Tramkade 26, 5211 WJ 's-Hertogenbosch

Verkadefabriek - In this former cookie factory you can enjoy theater, cabaret, film, debates, food, drinks and more. The restaurant and terrace outside have a cosy atmosphere, Verkade 12uurtje is a hit. They also offer Sunday breakfast and film mornings, love that concept!

What are the Best Hotels in Den Bosch?

Bossche Kraan Hotel - Tramkade 31, 5211 VB 's-Hertogenbosch -

Hotel The Den - Magistratenlaan 54, 5233 MD 's Hertogenbosch -

The Duke Boutique Hotel - Kerkstraat 69, 5211 KE 's-Hertogenbosch -

Little Duke Hotel - Stationsweg 33, 5211 TV 's-Hertogenbosch -

Things To Do near Den Bosch?

Camping Hartje Groen De Boshut - This campground has such a laid back and chilled vibe. Hidden in the woods, in the middle of the Maashorst nature reserve in Schaijk. A wonderful enchanted place. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or drinks outside on the terrace at the Boshut Forest Cabin or book your spot on the campground.

Castle Heeswijk - Kanaaldijk Noord, 5473 VA Heeswijk Dinther -

De Maaihoeve - Giersbergen 2A, 5151 RG Drunen, Netherlands -

National Monument Camp Vught - To learn more about this former 1943–1944 SS concentration camp. May we never forget what happened.

The Best Nature and Walking routes near Den Bosch?

Bossche Broek and Heempark - Great for a morning run or stroll on a sunny day. There is also a small 'beach' and a playground area for the little ones.

Kampina - Narrow streams, meadows, forests, grassland and fens are the main components of the Kampina in Brabant. The large heathland of the Kampina is a valuable nature reserve, where rare plants and animals occur. Near Boxtel ~/~ 30 min car drive from Den Bosch.

National Park Loonse en Drunense Duinen - A national park situated between the cities of 's-Hertogenbosch, Tilburg and Waalwijk. Great for a Sunday stroll. Go for a coffee or an afternoon drink at Cafe De Rustende Jager.

Nature Preserve Moerputten Bridge - The Moerputten Bridge is a former railway bridge and now a footpath.

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen - Nature trails in a landscape of woods, ferns & freshwater pools, home to dragonflies & tawny owls. Near Oisterwijk ~/~ 30 min car drive from Den Bosch.

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Moerputten Den Bosch

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Frequently Asked Questions about Den Bosch

What are the best stores in Den Bosch?

Den Bosch is the ideal city for an afternoon of shopping. Cozy shopping streets, nice boutiques, hip concept stores and cool vintage shops. The Snellestraat is one of the nicest shopping streets in Den Bosch. This is a list of the best shopping stores from a local.

What are the best restaurants in Den Bosch?

In Den Bosch you have the nicest restaurants in every price range. You can enjoy delicious food at Restaurant Noble, Fabuleux or Auberge de Veste. Restobar Nippen and Nom Nom are also really good restaurants.

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