Jheronimus Bosch is the most famous son of 's-Hertogenbosch. He was born around 1450 and in this city is where his large themes of seduction, sin and judgment matured. Jheronimus created his unique paintings and drawings at the market square in 's-Hertogenbosch and he was able to represent medieval life in works filled with symbolism, fantasies and riddles.

Along with Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer, Bosch is one of the most influential Dutch masters ever. Bosch was a visionary and is a timeless icon: his odd imagery and unparalleled visions were understood and appreciated worldwide. Five hundred years ago. And to this date. Day in day out, his works continue to fascinate visitors of museums around the world and admirers from all continents. Jheronimus Bosch lives!

2016: the year of Bosch

Jheronimus Bosch died in the year 1516. And five centuries later, in 2016, he was commemorated on a large scale. A large and diverse public of enthusiasts, admirers, connoisseurs and scientists celebrated his life and work with a festive international cultural event. Jheronimus came back home, to his city: 's-Hertogenbosch. Look back on this great year and discover how you can get to know Jheronimus Bosch in 's-Hertogen-
bosch today.

Welcome to the city of Bosch!

The Bosch year was mysterious, sparkling and immensely fascinating!

Loes van Heesbeen

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Nowhere in the world will you find such a complete overview of the work of Bosch that the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center has. This church features a unique collection of the painter from 's-Hertogenbosch. They might be reproductions, but they are full-size and framed as originals.

Watch the movie about the life of Bosch while the figures from his masterpieces fly over your head. After the movie, the paintings literally take you inside the church tower. And don't forget to have a look at 'the studio of Jheronimus' and enjoy the beautiful view of his city from the top of the tower!

Visit the Bosch Art Center

Follow in Jheronimus' footsteps

Even more Bosch

Explore the Jheronimus Bosch Pavilion

The Jheronimus Bosch Pavilion in Het Noordbrabants Museum displays works of Bosch's followers. Visit the pavilion and discover which painters were inspired by Bosch.

Take a walk along the Bosch sites

The Bosch Experience takes you along the curious and life-size figures from the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights. You also walk along the sites that will tell you more about the work and life of Jheronimus Bosch. The directions to the Bosch Experience walk are available free of charge from the Visitor Centre in the market square.