The area that would later become Bosschenhoofd (Noord-Brabant), belonged to Hoeven from the end of the thirteenth century onward. The county of Breda initially covered almost the entire area we now call West Brabant.
The soil in West Brabant contained a lot of peat. In 1301, the cutting of peat was in full swing and the canal in Oudenbosch already existed at that time. In 1840, Bosschenhoofd had 269 inhabitants and 361 in 1860. They were mainly pioneers from Hoeven, who built small farms on the rugged grounds here. In 1882, a school was built in Bosschenhoofd and there wasn’t a church until 1886.
On the first of January 1997, Bosschenhoofd merged with Oudenbosch, Hoeven, Oud Gastel and Nieuw Gastel into the new municipality of Halderberge, due to a reorganisation. Previously, Bosschenhoofd and Hoeven together had formed the municipality of Hoeven. In 1982, Bosschenhoofd celebrated 100 years of education and the 700 year anniversary of Hoeven / Bosschenhoofd. Mayor Osterloh was the last mayor of Hoeven / Bosschenhoofd and went on to become the first mayor of the new municipality of Halderberge. The reorganisation also resulted in a border correction for Bosschenhoofd, which meant that the land south of the motorway became part of Rucphen, including the monumental Heimolen. The number of inhabitants in Bosschenhoofd has risen slightly, partly due to the reclassification: in 2019 Bosschenhoofd had 2,428 inhabitants.
There’s no lack of adventure and nature in Bosschenhoofd. There’s the Aviation Museum at ‘Breda Airport’ (formerly known as Seppe Airport). Here, you can admire various old aircrafts and children can experience what it’s like to sit in one of the aeroplanes.
Bosschenhoofd is a nice base for a short holiday. With nature just around the corner, you can take a nice stroll through Bosschenhoofd after breakfast. The village is located just off the A58 motorway, which means you’re in one of the larger cities for a trip in no time. The entire municiplaity of Halderberge is surrounded by nature, so you won’t have to get in the car first in order to make a long bike ride.
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