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Den Bosch

Den Bosch offers a wide range of shopping in its medieval alleys and picturesque historic squares.

The city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, or Den Bosch as it is called by the locals, was founded in 1185 and literally means ‘the duke’s forest’ – a reference to the medieval castle and woodland that dominated this charming little town back then. Now the capital of the province Noord Brabant, it still has an ancient feel. The late-gothic Sint-Jan Cathedral, the city hall and Den Bosch’s oldest brick house, the Moriaan, all remind you of days long as past.

The Market Square in Den Bosch is always full of life and has been so throughout the ages. Back in the medieval days it was the biggest public space within the city walls and a place where festivals and events where held. And it is the place where most of the cafes andrestaurants are situated.

Den Bosch has been voted Culinary Capital of Holland for 2010 and many events and activities are being organised around this with as highlight the Week of Taste that runs from 19 – 26 September. During this week you can taste the delicious dishes and product of the region.

Cozy shopping in ‘s-Hertogenbosch! With its old, small streets and complete offer of boutiques, specialist shops, antique dealers, gift shops and interior design specialists, you will never forget your day out in ‘s-Hertogenbosch!

Many lovely boutiques are scattered over the city centre, often in cozy side streets. The major shopping streets in ‘s-Hertogenbosch are: Hooge Steenweg, Hinthammerstraat and Vughterstraat.