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City Guide Den Bosch - The Netherlands

Den Bosch ('s-Hertogenbosch) in the Netherlands 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 to explore for the day or during a weekend trip. Everything is in walking distance. Where to buy the best Bossche Bollen? Of course, it is the famous Bossche Bol from Jan De Groot.

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

Chez Minée - A cute French petit bistro just outside the city center from Den Bosch where you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, drinks and dinner. J'adore. Perfect for the weekend.

Coffeelab - A lovely spot for breakfast, brunch and a fresh cup of coffee.

Crème Coffee & Pastry - In addition to coffee, it's also a delicious spot for breakfast, pastries and cake.  

Eetbar DIT - Eetbar DIT is another great place for breakfast, coffee, lunch or a quick dinner. Cosiness at its best. Snellestraat 24-26, 5211 EN 's-Hertogenbosch

Eten bij Fret - What a nice place for a vegan breakfast, Sunday brunch,a platter board or shared dining in the evening. I love to eat at Fret.

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.

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.

Coffee Bar 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

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.

Fortin | Home of Specialty Coffee - A great place for coffee, proven by the fact that they just opened a second location on Visstraat, near the other location on Ridderstraat.

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

Deli's Den Bosch

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

Bosque Traiteur en catering - A super nice caterer on the Hinterhamereinde 's-Hertogenbosch. Delicious made food, coffee and other treats for your home.

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

Viswinkel VISCH and Seafoodbar - If you like fish try VISCH. You can also enjoy fruits de mer or a fish platter for lunch. The perfect combi with a glass of fizz. 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.

The Best Restaurants Den Bosch

Restaurant Auberge De Veste - I always love an experience at a restaurant like Auberge De Veste in Den Bosch. You can expect fresh seasonal dishes, from a 3 tot 6 course menu with a classic French twist. The combinations are somewhat daring and at a high level. Book a table when you have something to celebrate. Uilenburg 2, 5211 EV 's-Hertogenbosch

Restaurant Barbu - A modern interpretation of classic French cuisine in the middle of 's-Hertogenbosch. Order a Kir Royal, a la Emily in Paris.

Cafe Barkade - Eat, Drink and Play. At café Barkade Den Bosch you can dine delicious Asian streetfood, play lots of arcade games and sing karaoke in the karaoke booth ! So much fun. Address:Tramkade 26, 5211 VB 's-Hertogenbosch

Restaurant Benjamin - Restaurant Benjamin serves delicious food, who also has a penchant for wine. Well then you know. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. On Sundays they are only open for lunch. Highly recommended! 

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 and cocktails. A young and vibrant audience.

Restaurant Fabuleux - Another great restaurant in Den Bosch were you can eat a surprise 3 to 7 course menu with delicious wine. Verwersstraat 23, 5211 HT 's- Hertogenbosch

Restaurant Faran - Restaurant Faran is a fine dining concept inspired by the Nikkei, Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. Popular for a reason. Next door to Restaurant Nippen. Kruisstraat 17, 5211 DT 's-Hertogenbosch

Restaurant de Garage - Housed in the former workshop of Garage Pompen & Verlouw, this stubborn “non-Italian Italian” is always fully booked. Go for dinner and drinks on the weekend for the best vibes. Located on the edge of the city looking out over nature reserve Het Bossche Broek. 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.

Restaurant Het Viswijf - Seafood restaurant with delicous fresh fish. Oysters or a catch of the day. This is a lovely restaurant. A bit out of the city centre. Monseigneur Prinsenstraat 1A, 5211 LN 's-Hertogenbosch

Restaurant Lux - If you want to dine at the famour Korte Putstraat in Den Bosch, try restaurant Lux. Order from the no nonse menu with a fun evening guaranteed. Korte Putstraat 23, 5211 KP 's-Hertogenbosch

Restaurant 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.

Restaurant NZ Seafood Bar - This restaurant is located next to the Den Bosch trainstation. In this fish restaurant you can enjoy delicious fish and other seafood. Book a table in the restaurant or order To Go. Also nice for cocktails. 

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.

Restaurant Sense - An upmarket Michelin star restaurant in Den Bosch. Choose from a 2 tot 6 course menu with or without the famous cheese board selection and delicious wine.

A good idea is to book for lunch, that way you still have the experience but you won't break the bank. Jeroen Boschsplein 6, 5211 ML 's-Hertogenbosch

Yalla Yalla Foodbar - Modern Arab Cuisine with delicious mezze and other shared dining options. A cosy atmosphere. I love Middle Eastern cuisine. Postelstraat 4, 5211 EA 's-Hertogenbosch

Wine Bars Den Bosch

Dolce Far Niente - Enjoy the very best genuine Italian espresso, small dishes and high-end wine experience at espresso and wine bar Dolce Far Niente in Den Bosch. A nice place for an Aperol Spritz.

Proef wijnwinkel Den Bosch - To buy wine, or go for a delicious wine tasting or wine course.

Wijnbar bij Dirk - According to Dirk himself, the first, real wine bar in Den Bosch. A hipster wine bar where you can drink delicious local and international wines with small matching dishes. Also nice for a glass of port or a cocktail. 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.

The Best Boutique Shops 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.

Fashion Boutique Nûe Concepts - At Nûe Concepts, you choose quality and therefore consciously choosen beautiful items. For more from less. Beautiful Fashion & Love Style. With beautiful brands like Sessun, By Bar and 2NDDay.

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.

Studio M Vintage Den Bosch - That second-hand fashion items don't have to be new is proven bij Studio M. This amazing studio has beautiful vintage clothing with the most beautiful brands like Isabel Marant, IRO, Rotate, Celine, American Vintage, Chanel, Ruby Tuesday and more. My favorite pre-loved designer clothing store in Den Bosch. I have bought so many beautiful items in this boutique shop :)

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.

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 see 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.

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!

In Den Bosch ('s-Hertogenbosch), you will find many romantic design boutique hotels located in the city center and at the Tramkade. There is The Duke Boutiqe Hotel and Hotel Julien or Hotel Bossche Kraan to name a few.

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.

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.

Visit the fortified town of Heusden

Moerputten Den Bosch

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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