Are you coming to ‘s-Hertogenbosch for one or more days this summer? Or do you live in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and are you looking for a nice day out? Then you can’t ignore the story of the most famous Bossche painter from the Middle Ages. Since the Hieronymus Bosch Year in 2016, the whole world knows that Hieronymus Bosch, born and bred in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, found his inspiration in the medieval city center. He depicted his belief in hell and damnation in his masterpieces in a completely individual but also surprising and innovative way.
Now, with a number of wonderful activities organized by the Kring Vrienden van ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Hieronymus Bosch Art Center, you can go back to the time of Hieronymus Bosch. For a complete Hieronymus Bosch Experience read the whole article. Go back to the time of Hieronymus Bosch. For a good story about Hieronymus Bosch, book a DagjeDenBosch.
Hieronymus Bosch was quite successful as a painter, but as it often goes, he only acquired international fame after his death. On the Hieronymus Bosch Boat Tour you will start with a film about Hieronymus Bosch, you will encounter various figures from his paintings along the shore and in the Hellegat, a 100 meter long canal under the city, you will be surprised by a dazzling light show.
If you combine the boat trip with the Hieronymus Bosch Art Center (JBAC), you get off at the jetty near the JBAC. A walk of a few minutes leads you to this unique art center where you can see all the life-size reproductions of the famous works of Hieronymus Bosch. Also take the elevator up here and view the city from 40 meters up. Or descend to the basement, where the painter’s studio of Hieronymus Bosch has been reconstructed. You imagine yourself in the Middle Ages…
Hieronymus Bosch was a member of the Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap, seated in the Zwanenbroedershuis on the Hinthamerstraat. Hieronymus made many paintings commissioned by the members of the Brotherhood. The members are also called Swan Friars. The Brotherhood originated in the 14th century, when a group of religious in Den Bosch were engaged in the worship of Mary and the care of the poor. In the Zwanenbroedershuis there is not only a lot of art present but also all kinds of utensils, such as music books from the fifteenth century. A guided tour with a guide from the Kring Vrienden van ‘s-Hertogenbosch through this centuries-old building is certainly worthwhile.
And then there is since this season a new must-see: The ‘House of Bosch’. It is the parental home of Hieronymus Bosch that his father bought in 1462. This is where he developed his talent for drawing and where he received his painting training in his father’s studio. A tour of the house takes you on an exciting journey, where history magically comes to life. An exciting and special story about the life and works of this visionary artist in the house where he lived over five centuries ago.
Climb the medieval staircase that Jheronimus walked up and down for years. Feel what Jheronimus must have felt when he lived, learned and worked here. Admire eight centuries of wonderfully preserved architecture and a meticulously executed restoration with a great sense of history and sustainability.
Go back to the time of Hieronymus Bosch with a complete Hieronymus Bosch Experience during your DagjeDenBosch! Click here for tickets – also for the combination tickets with the visit to the JBAC:
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