Holiday snaps: Den Bosch, Holland

It’s been a mere 5 days since I got off the train at Kings Cross, arriving from Holland via Brussels (the changeover was interesting). I thought I would have made time (I only have myself and a VERY busy week to blame) to write a thoughtful post on how wonderful our holiday was, how much I love Holland and perhaps a thoughtful and intelligent review of the exhibition, Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of genius. In reality, I have just edited my photos from the first few days and now spring cleaning is under way with a vengeance. So here are some of my favourite photos and a big high five to myself for remaining committed to my new year’s goals!

As you can tell, we didn’t get the best weather, but I absolutely loved Den Bosch (or S’Hertogenbosch if you’re brave enough to try to say it!) It is a town with typical Dutch architecture but with a lovely character and a lot under the surface as well! From the canals nearly buried under the houses and the streets

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to the sheer enthusiasm for their home town hero, Jheronimus Bosch, and their fantastic exhibition (which I think may be very sadly sold out now!).

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There were banners hanging above the streets, stickers in shop windows, statues of Bosch’s monsters dotted around corners and peering into the canals and a permanent status of the man, himself.

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And in the Bosch Art Centre

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There’s the market with a dizzying variety of items, including more cheese than even I could eat in one go.

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On our last day, we climbed the church of St John and met new friends in the moss-covered gargoyles.

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