Strolling through little Italy, simply in Oudenbosch

Soaking up culture while hearing more about the special buildings you pass? Then book a walking tour with one of our enthusiastic guides. Book a private guide for your party. 

city walk through Oudenbosch is a real must when you visit Halderberge. The cultural heritage, architecture and wonderful stories will have you almost believe you’re walking through an Italian village. Use the free audio tour or make a city walk with a guide and stroll along the highlights in 1.5 hours. Let the marvellous buildings in this village surprise you. And of course, Brabant conviviality is also included in this walk.

The Italian influences of Pastor Hellemons

Pastor Willem Hellemons is an important character in the story that is told during the city walk. This man grew up in Roosendaal but later studied in Rome, where he became fond of Roman Italian life. You can read more about how that happened here..

Upon returning to the Netherlands, he settled in Oudenbosch, but he kept dreaming about Italy. Inspired by Italian architecture and lifestyle, he commissioned the construction of some impressive buildings. The Basilica is the most well-known. This copy of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is much smaller than the original, but all the more impressive for a small town like Oudenbosch. The various schools and institutions of which pastor Hellemans commissioned the construction as well, are also built in this style. All this activity gave the economy of Oudenbosch a huge boost. Stately mansions arose and the harbour and station were thriving. The influence the pastor had in the 19th century, makes Oudenbosch to what it is today.

The various buildings have been well preserved and form the highlight of the city walk.

Are you walking along?

Ontdek de verborgen parels van Oudenbosch

The guides will lead you along the unique cultural and religious heritage from Oudenbosch in 1.5 hours.  

Vanaf 1 april tot 1 november it is possible to take part in a public city walk Oudenbosch on Thursday to Sunday. Tickets can be booked via the button below. 

Prefer a private guide? Book your private guide via the button below or contact



Stadswandeling openbaar donderdag t/m zondag van 1 april tot 1 november:
€5,00 p.p. 

Stadswandeling met privégids:
€40,00 per gids (maximaal 10 personen)

* A city walk with private guide is bookable from 8 people. Book a private guide for fewer people? That is possible, the cost will then be the same as the price for 8 people.

The Audio Tour City Walk Oudenbosch was compiled and developed by Visit Halderberge, city guide Mark Buijs and regional broadcaster Ons West Brabant. For questions or more information, contact

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Audio tour City walk

Zelfstandig Oudenbosch en al haar verhalen ontdekken? Met de audiotour ga je zonder gids op pad en kom je langs 10 bijzondere plekken in Oudenbosch. Audiogids Mark vertelt je alles over de mooiste plekjes. De audiotour start vanaf het station in Oudenbosch en is te volgen door de QR-code met de camera van je telefoon te scannen op het station óf op deze pagina.


About the audio tour

  • Follow the city walk audio tour for free with Izi Travel
  • Beluister de audiotour op je telefoon
  • Switch on location recognition to get the best experience from the city walk.
  • The Oudenbosch City Walk Audio Tour takes about 1.5 hours.
  • You follow the Audio Tour in Dutch, English or German.