Alongside loads of hospitality (the city has been awarded for being the ‘Most Hospitable City in the Netherlands’ multiple times) ’s-Hertogenbosch provides plenty of other reasons for a delightful day out or a weekend away. From historic buildings – the most famous being the peerless Saint John’s Cathedral – to great walks and shopping as well as 'De Tramkade', its latest cultural hotspot.
You can cruise down the 'Binnendieze' urban river, but just as easily visit 'Design Museum Den Bosch' and the 'Noordbrabants Museum'. Or go to the movies at the 'Verkadefabriek'. Want to be active? There is loads to choose from: from a Jherominus Bosch tour to cooking workshops and from bicycle tours to pub quizzes.
Naturally you should sample the local delicacy, the one and only 'Bossche Bol' [a chocolate-covered profiterole] (from Jan de Groot). Want to taste more? Delectable restaurants abound, there are plenty of bars as well as the best row of patio bars in the Netherlands – even if they do say so themselves (the Korte Putstraat); this is the capital of bon vivant Brabant. Another tip: make sure to allow yourself to be wined and dined at Cé, our brasserie.
Thanks to its central location, Hotel Central is truly easy to reach. Drive straight to multi-storey carpark 'De Tolbrug' (opposite the hotel) where hotel guests can park at a reduced rate in the cellar. Or drive to the transferium and take the free shuttle to the hotel. Arriving by train? It takes a mere seven minutes to walk to Hotel Central from ’s-Hertogenbosch’s central station.
The nearest smoking area is a short walk away.
The Waterpoort building is part of the first ring of ’s-Hertogenbosch’s fortifications and borders on the Herman Moerkerkplein, named after the draftsman Herman Moerkerk. There is also
a group of bronze sculptures made by the married artists Jean and Marianne Bremers in 1992. The urinating, naked boy known as Dieske is sat on a column, thereby constituting
a fountain. Adjacent to the column stands a young man with
a lute and a young woman smelling a flower. The other side of the fountain features a jester. According to a 15-th century tale, a boy urinating into the Dieze river saw the enemy from
Gelderland approaching and managed to raise the alarm.