Strolling through little Italy, simply in Oudenbosch
Looking to get your dose of culture while learning more about the extraordinary buildings you pass? Then book a tour with one of our enthusiastic guides. Interested in getting a taste of Burgundian Brabant? Book a Burgundian walk that includes 3 gastronomic snacks during the stroll.
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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?
The city walks take place throughout the year from Tuesday to Sunday.On these days, a Dutch-speaking guide sets off from the information point in Oudenbosch at 11 AM. Want to secure a spot? Book a ticket by clicking the button below. Prefer an English guide? Book a private tour.
Reguliere stadswandeling: €5,00 p.p.
Stadswandeling met privégids: € 5,00 p.p.*
Bourgondische wandeling met privégids: €10,- p.p.*
Audio tour: Free
* Een stadswandeling met privégids is boekbaar vanaf 8 personen. Een privégids voor minder personen boeken? Dat kan, de kosten zijn dan gelijk aan de prijs voor 8 personen.
Audio tour City walk
Do you prefer to discover Oudenbosch and all its stories by yourself? With our audio tour you can stroll along 10 extraordinary locations in Oudenbosch without a personal guide. Audio guide Mark will tell you all about the highlights. Just like the city walk, the audio tour starts from Oudenbosch station. Just scan the QR code that can be found there or use the one on this page.
About the audio tour
- Volg de stadswandeling audiotour gratis met Izi Travel
- Bring a headset or use the speaker option on your phone.
- Switch on location recognition to get the best experience from the city walk.
- The Oudenbosch City Walk Audio Tour takes about 1.5 hours.
- De Audiotour volg je in het Nederlands, Engels of Duits.
The Oudenbosch Audio Tour City Walk has been compiled and developed by Visit Halderberge, city guide Mark Buijs and regional broadcaster Ons West-Brabant. If you have any questions or if you’d like more information, please contact email@example.com.