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The city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch offers a high variety of culture such as museums, the Jheronimus Bosch Art Centre or a guided boat trip.

St John's Cathedrale

The Dutch Gothic highlight is St John's Cathedral, the most complete and intact example of a Gothic church in the Netherlands.

It has an extensive and richly decorated interior, and serves as the cathedral for the bishopric of 's-Hertogenbosch. The cathedral has a total length of 115 and a width of 62 metres. Its tower reaches 73 metres high. In 1985, it received the honorary title of Basilica Minor from Pope John Paul II.

It is possible to take a tour of the cathedral and climb its tower. You can then visit the cathedral's Bouwloods Museum to learn about the history and restoration of the building. The unique floating arch figures or ”hemelbestormers” (the heavenly assailers) are a feature of the cathedral.

  • Gothic Cathedral
  • Tours
  • Tower climb


Let yourself be surprised by the tranquility of the waterway on a boat trip through the city and under beautiful bridge vaults. There are 5 different historical and cultural routes including walking tours or cruises. Experience a special boat trip dedicated to the famous painter Jheronimus Bosch stopping for example at the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center.

  • Boat trips
  • 5 historical and cultural routes
  • Jheronimus Bosch special: 1 March - 31 October 2016

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