's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Travel Guide
Frederik Hendrik of Orange's Bastion, 's-Hertogenbosch
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's-Hertogenbosch (Colloquial Dutch: Den Bosch, French: Bois-le-Duc, German: Herzogenbusch, Spanish: Bolduque, Italian: Boscoducale, Latin: Silva Ducis, map) is the provincial capital of North Brabant in the Netherlands. This Dutch city covers 91.26 sq km (35.2 sq mi) and has a population of 136,000 (2011 estimate).
Guide to 's-Hertogenbosch Hotels
Here's a list of hotels in 's-Hertogenbosch that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.
Sint-Jans Cathedral, 's-Hertogenbosch
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More on 's-Hertogenbosch
's-Hertogenbosch's rather unusual-looking name is in fact short for "des Hertogen bosch", meaning "the Duke's forest". Colloquially, the city is simply called Den Bosch, meaning "The Forest". According to traditional sources, the duke who founded 's-Hertogenbosch was Henry I, Duke of Brabant, who at age 26 granted the settlement its city rights in 1185. The earliest mention of 's-Hertogenbosch however only appears in 1196.
's-Hertogenbosch's good location helped it to prosper in the 19th century. During this period it was first governed by France, in 1806, then by Prussia in 1814, and finally became the provincial capital of North Brabant when the United Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815. Today 's-Hertogenbosch is a small city with many interested places of interest.
Winkelstraat, Den Bosch
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The most practical way to reach 's-Hertogenbosch is by train from Amsterdam. If you arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you can take a train that goes directly to 's-Hertogenbosch.
Places of Interest in 's-Hertogenbosch
The inner canal of 's-Hertogenbosch. Houses stand directly in its water.
- Jeroen (Hieronymus) Bosch Statue
This is the statue of a famous Dutch painter, whose family name was van Aken, but took the name Bosch because he hailed from Den Bosch.
A medieval building with stepped gable, believed to be the oldest building in 's-Hertogenbosch.
- Noordbrabants Museum
Museum exhibiting historical information regarding the region of North Brabant.
- Sint-Jans Cathedral
This is the main attraction of the city. Although established in the Romanesque style in the 13th century, the present structure of the Church of Sint Jan was built in the late-14th to 16th century in the Gothic style.
The town hall of 's-Hertogenbosch, built in the Neo-Classical style in 1670.
- Zwanen Brothers House
Philantrophic gourmand siblings whose house is now a museum.
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