Studios and apartments in a Burgundian city
City of tunnel canals, Bossche bollen, capital of Brabant, and also known as ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Den Bosch is easily one of the best Dutch cities to rent an apartment or studio and quickly call home. Offering over 200 rental one-bedroom apartments and studios downtown and outside the city center, there is a residence to find for everyone’s liking. Charming Den Bosch is a city full of history, where you are immersed in the entrepreneurship of dozens of successful boutiques and start-ups. The city is perfect if you are searching for housing in a typical Burgundian city, but still want to be in cities like Utrecht quickly.
Renting a residence in Den Bosch means renting in a Burgundian city. As a resident, you will quickly get used to the friendliness of the people and the atmosphere of a city in Brabant. Wherever you live, you are quickly in both the center and the green, quiet area. Den Bosch is easily accessible by public transport or by car. The train station of Den Bosch is located in the center, from where you can quickly reach the surrounding cities. By bus, you can get anywhere in the city. Highways around Den Bosch, such as the A2, A59, and A65, can be reached within a few minutes.
Holland2Stay offers 57 rental studios at Stationspoort, located in the city center of Den Bosch. These studios are unfurnished and differ from 24 to 89 square meters of living space. From here, both HAS University and Avans University can be found within walking distance. Prefer to live in a quieter neighborhood, but still close to the city center? De Donck, with 66 fully furnished apartments and studios, is a good alternative. Only 10 minutes from the city center and with a beautiful park across the street, these homes provide a unique rental experience. A little further out of the city center, above shopping center Helftheuvelpassage, are 118 semi-furnished rental apartments and studios. The building Helftheuvel benefits from an ideal location near all amenities you will need. We’re happy to welcome you to this beautiful city!
Why live in Den Bosch
Charming Den Bosch is a great city to live in. We share 5 reasons why you want to rent a studio or apartment here:
#1 Nature is around the corner
Almost everyone who lives in the Netherlands has visited the Binnendieze in Den Bosch. Remarkable about the Binnendieze is that it streams behind the houses, instead of in front of them like canals in, for example, Amsterdam. In some parts, houses were built over the canals. De Binnendieze gives Den Bosch a fairy-tale feeling.
A few minutes outside the city, you step into a completely different world. Leaving the city behind you, you enter a walker’s paradise: Bossche Broek. This natural place is a former swamp area. It protected Den Bosch against armies that wanted to take over the city. Another must-visit is the nature reserve De Moerputten. Extremely photogenic and you can walk here endlessly.
#2 Brabantse gezelligheid
‘Gezellig’ is a typically Dutch word and is quite hard to express in English. There is no literal translation. You can be sure that Den Bosch is a city full of ‘gezelligheid’. The city radiates a truly Burgundian feeling (hello great pubs and cafes in Den Bosch!), has lots of historic alleyways, and the people living here are social and kind. One of the many characteristics of life in Brabant, they say.
Den Bosch is at its best during Carnaval, a folk festival celebrated mainly in the south of the Netherlands. Den Bosch becomes ‘Oeteldonk’ and there is hardly anyone who doesn’t celebrate it. The traditional costume is a blue peasant’s smock with emblems and annual shields. Different from other southern cities that celebrate Carnaval, as in most cities everyone dressed up in crazy costumes.
#3 Climate Neutral
It will take some time, but Den Bosch is fully committed to being a climate-neutral city by 2050. The city motivates residents to contribute to this themselves. For example, by installing a green roof or by driving electrically. There are many green parks in the city, waste is well separated, and there are endless sustainability projects.
Den Bosch improved the bicycle paths, making it more attractive to take a bike instead of a car. You can also use GO-sharing scooters, shared electrical bicycles, and shared cars almost everywhere in Den Bosch. Electrical scooter company felix also has its shared scooters available in Den Bosch.
#4 Local is key
Den Bosch has a wide range of local businesses. Enter some cozy shopping streets and discover countless boutiques and concept stores. You won’t go home empty-handed. Recommendations are KOEKWAUS, Daily Poetry, WO!, and OAK.
As in many Dutch cities, the market in Den Bosch is the center of the city. Surrounded by cafes and stores, you can go in all directions from here. On Wednesdays (9:00-15:00) and Saturdays (9:00-17:00), there is a large market with fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, cheese, and fabrics.
#5 Just mouthwatering
In Den Bosch, they are experts in good and sweet treats. Sweet tooths can indulge themselves here. Well-known is of course the Bossche bol. Tourists come to Den Bosch, especially for these. The one and only Bossche bol is found at the nationally appreciated patisserie Jan de Groot. Puffs filled with whipped cream, dipped in unique (originally genuine Belgian) chocolate. Luckily you pass the patisserie on the way from the central train station to the city center.
But there is more! Den Bosch has some other magnificent hotspots, such as candy shops like Bossche Suikeroom and Tum Tum. In these old shops, you will find all kinds of old Dutch candy. As soon as you enter these places, it seems like you are stepping back in time. It’s magical!