Bastionder

Bastionder, Den Bosch: Hours, Address, Bastionder Reviews: 3.5/5

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Military Bases & Facilities
12:00 - 16:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
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Once upon a time Den Bosch boasted over four miles of defensive walls. Wind mills, cannons and sturdy towers were all part and parcel of these historic bastions. Despite the fact that most of them have disappeared, the city is still proud of its architectural and military past. One of the best spots to see and experience this rich history is the Bastionder where you can see a lovely city park with possibly the best view of Den Bosch over the Bossche Broek. The last part of the fortifications were added to the fortress (Bastion Oranje) in 1634. In the spring thousands of crocuses are in bloom, in summer you can have a picnic underneath its ancient trees and in the autumn this rustic oasis is a great place for a walk. The underground information centre offers visitors information about the military history of the city across the centuries.
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Ossuccio, Italy93 contributions
very interesting stop on our boat ride.
Sep 2018 • Family
we stepped out of the boat and climbed the steps up to the bastion and enjoyed the wide view over the outskirts of den bosch. this old fortification incl old guns was the main city wall when fighting the province of Gelre (across the river Maas).
entering the sub terrain area there was a large gun called Groote Griet which dates back to the 1500's very nice stop for 30- 45 min
Written 17 September 2018
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David R
Neutral Bay, Australia1,273 contributions
Interesting Insights into the Past
Jun 2016 • Couples
We visited this former fortification site as part of the "Fortifications " tour on the little boats. There's a very good video on the city's history in English, gives a great sense of life in the past and the city's defences. The huge barrelled gun is a fascinating piece of military hardware, built by a German for around 200 Guilders we were told but it was never used as it failed to work .....surprised the financially careful Dutch didn't ask for their money back!
Written 19 June 2016
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BloomfieldTripper
Bath, Somerset239 contributions
On the old town walls
May 2016 • Couples
Den Bosch is easy to walk round and is quite a compact town. The bastion forms part of the city walls and provides a surprising view across the outer canal to open country. Not in itself a place to seek out, but rather one feature of a suggested tour of the town as part of the "Hieronymus Bosch" town walk (leaflets available in the Tourist Office near the Market Square).
The bastion has a grass-covered roof which covers the remains of an earlier tower.
Written 11 May 2016
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Sophie C
Norwich, UK18 contributions
Interesting presentation of the old city wall, cafe and information desk.
Apr 2016 • Family
This is a handy first stop for the City, especially if you are coming from the station - it offers tourist information, a cafe and the chance to orientate yourself in the ancient town by seeing where the walls ran and how the City has developed. There is also a pleasant spot to sit on the roof terrace overlooking the river, and public toilets.
Written 7 April 2016
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Walter Gerritsen van der Hoop
Den Bosch, The Netherlands208 contributions
century old fortifications
Feb 2016 • Friends
The city of Den Bosch dates from the 12 th century. Of course it became larger in time. Nowadays the fortifications from the 16 th century are renovated almost completely. If you wish you can walk around the town, following the old walls, in let's say 1 hour 15 minutes, full circle.
Written 1 March 2016
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