Orthen Cemetery

A serene green spot

Orthen Cemetery is located approximately 2.3km outside of the historical centre of Den Bosch. This cemetery opened in 1858 and forms a peaceful green oasis in the busy city. The well-tended cemetery, monumental trees, winding paths and alleys afford this cemetery a very particular and tranquil atmosphere. A place where you can be at peace with yourself...

Guided walk

DagjeDenBosch.com has mapped out a lovely walk through Orthen Cemetery. You’ll see a variety of landscaped areas, each containing different monuments of cultural, artistic and historical value. Many famous people from Den Bosch society are laid to rest here. Our guide knows them all and has some fascinating stories to share.

Visit the chapel and crypt

On your walk through Orthen Cemetery, you’ll visit the neo-Gothic chapel built in memory of the bishop Zwijsen. The oldest of the graves can be found directly beside this chapel. The atmospheric chapel is still regularly used for funeral services. You’ll also take a peek inside the crypt beneath the chapel, where the bishops of the diocese of ‘s-Hertogenbosch and a number of priests are buried.

Walk through Orthen Cemetery

Our walk through the beautiful, open and spacious cemetery is a truly special experience. The many mature trees, neatly pruned hedgerows and intimate green ‘rooms’ make this cemetery a wonderful and calming place.

Tea at Het Theelicht

After your walk, head to teahouse Het Theelicht, situated within the cemetery itself. Formerly a mortuary, this building now functions as a welcoming meeting place serving delicious cups of coffee, tea and soft drinks from Wednesday to Sunday. A great opportunity to sit back and take in everything you’ve seen...






± 1½ hrs.

First Sunday of the month at 10.00 hrs..

Entrance cemetary (near the office).


€ 7,50 per person.


Booking fee € 0,50 p.p. with a maximum of € 10,00.
Internet: until 15 minutes prior to the activity.
Telephone: until 1 day prior to the activity:
via 0900 - 20 20 178 (€ 0,90 per call). On weekdays from 10.00 - 12.00 hrs. and from 13.00 - 15.00 hrs.


This tour is only in Dutch.


Maximum number of visitors per group: 10

± 1½ hrs.

Daily between 9.00 and 17.00 hrs.

Ingang begraafplaats (bij het kantoor).


€ 75,00 - booking fee € 5,00.


In advance until 1 week prior to the activity by telephone +31(0)73 - 613 50 98 or at the "Kring" information desk Parade 12.

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