‘s-Hertogenbosch

 

About ‘s-Hertogenbosch

 

’s-Hertogenbosch (also shortened to Den Bosch) is a dynamic and burgundian city with a rich cultural history.’s-Hertogenbosch lies centrally in the Netherlands and is also the capital of the province Noord-Brabant.
 

POPULATION:

The city has 140.000 inhabitants and 100.000 workplaces.
 

FEATURES:

The city lies centrally in The Netherlands and is well connected by public transport. A feature is the presence of water in the presence of many rivers and channels in and around the city. History and modern architecture are an attraction to the town such as the Saint Jan Cathedral, but also the recently developed Paleiskwartier area and Haverleij where houses are built in the lay-out of castles.
 

HISTORY OF THE FORTRESS / WALLED TOWN:

The city was founded in 1185 by the Duke of Brabant.

The city walls were expanded 3 times. Early in the 17th century the bastions were built. In 1874 the walled town lost her military function and everything was dismantled. Gates were torn down and the shores were partially excavated. With the 1999 restoration plan for the walled town the former defence constructions have now been put to contemporary use. As a result, both public support and financing possibilities increased. The main objective of this project is to start a process of renovation and conservation. On the southern side of the fortification this approach has led to spectacular results. The Fortification development plan shows how a vast management problem can be tackled successfully by an integral approach. Cooperation was consciously sought on a local, regional, national and even on a European level. In 2005 the city was proclaimed European Walled Town by the Walled Towns Friendship Circle. For more than 6 million citizens and visitors every year, the fortification is one of the core elements of the city.
 

Opportunities and challenges

CURRENT TOWN PROJECTS

Building a 3 story car park under the moat while pedestrianizing the inner city
 

STRENGTHS / KNOWLEDGE PARTNER ON THE THEME’S

1.Years of experience in the restoration of quay walls and using innovative and money saving restoration methods
2. An integral approach of the restoration assignment by making connections with other city themes

 

NEED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT:

1. Arranging public space with respect to social security
2. Combining restoration and sustainable use of building materials.

 

 

Contact person town office

 

‘s-Hertogenbosch Town Council
Mr. M. Nooijens, Director
PO Box 123455200 GZ ‘s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands

 

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‘s-Hertogenbosch Town Council
Mr. Huib van Olden, AldermanPO Box 12345
5200 GZ ‘s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands

 

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