To do Oudenbosch


There’s a lot to see and do in Oudenbosch! The town’s history differs greatly from that of most villages in West Brabant. It has remarkable churches, former boarding schools and the atmosphere of a city. With its various museums, cosy restaurants and all kinds of activities for both young and old, Oudenbosch is a great destination for a day trip, family outing or a holiday in West Brabant.

To do in Oudenbosch

Visit the Zouaves Museum, where you’ll learn all about the Pope’s army of volunteers, join our guide for a city walk to discover Oudenbosch’s history, have yourself locked up in the Escape Room at Tivoli Observatory or visit the Basilica of Oudenbosch. Guided tours can be booked at various locations: perfect if you’re interested in the detailed stories of the St. Louis boys’ boarding school, Tivoli Observatory or the Basilica of Oudenbosch!

If you prefer to get active, West Brabant is the cycling region par excellence! Located on the border of sand and clay, Oudenbosch is the perfect base for a beautiful bike ride, with forests and heaths south of Oudenbosch and polders and rivers in the north. The landscape surrounding Oudenbosch is ideally suited to discover by bike.

History of Oudenbosch

The history of Oudenbosch goes way back, but things start to get really interesting when Willem Hellemons comes to Oudenbosch to work as a pastor. During his period as pastor, he changes Oudenbosch considerably. He enriches the town’s skyline with the domes of the Basilica of Oudenbosch and St. Louis. It’s clear that religion plays an important role in the history of Oudenbosch, but science also provided an enormous boost for Oudenbosch with the public observatory, which is now Tivoli Observatory, and the studies at St. Louis. You’ll learn everything about it in the various museums and monuments. 

Holiday in Oudenbosch

If you’re coming to Oudenbosch for a longer stay, like a midweek, week or weekend, various B&B’s, hotels and campsites can be found in and around Oudenbosch. You can spend the night in a monastery, at a campsite in the middle of a forest of with a wide view of the polder. There are various accommodations that offer great packages. View all accommodation options here.


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