Where to eat in Den Bosch
A city I found boring as a teenager, I rather went to Eindhoven. Now I don’t understand anymore why I found it boring. It’s such a fun city to shop and stroll around in! Here are a few good places to eat in Den Bosch.
Options to eat in Den Bosch
Den Bosch has so many options to have a good meal. Furthermore the famous pastry “Bossche bol” originated here. With so many options in one city, where best to go? Well, with a friend I have tried out all the places in the blog over the years.
It’s a chain in The Netherlands and I love them. I’ve been twice to the one in Den Bosch. We went for some fresh drinks and yoghurt in between. However they’re also perfect for breakfast, lunch or a high tea.
For delicious yoghurt products go to Yoghurt Barn.
073 8900 278
Banketbakkerij Jan de Groot
The place for the true “Bossche bol”. There are many places that sell chocolate bolls, but this is the one with the real “Bossche bol”. Jan de Groot senior invented the “Bossche bol” way back. They sell “Bossche bollen” in their pastry shop and lunchroom, but also to a number of other places in Den Bosch.
My friend wanted to eat the real one, so we did. I’m not a fan of whipped cream so I had a croissant. Both were delicious.
For the real deal and the best “Bossche bollen” pay a visit to Banketbakkerij Jan de Groot. Bossche bollen aren’t the only thing they sell.
5211 TW Den Bosch
Brownies & Downies
A chain which employs people with Down syndrome. The one in Den Bosch serves lunch and snacks. Their motto is ‘pure is perfect’, they see their workers as pure and they work with fresh products which they consider as pure. They served sandwiches, soups, salads, cakes, pancakes and brownies.
I just love their products and that they give people a chance who don’t get that much of a chance with other companies. So go visit Brownies & Downies.
5211 ME Den Bosch
A restaurant in the middle of Den Bosch, a family restaurant which was started by the grandparents. Two of their sons took over and now one of their daughters runs the show.
They have an excellent menu card with lots of choice. Perfect for lunch, dinner or cake with coffee. From ‘kroketten’ to sandwiches to tournedos, there’s plenty of choice.
Brasserie Top also serves the famous “Bossche bol” from De Groot.
5211 JX Den Bosch
073 613 7616
Salon de Roosekrans
They have 2 venues and give workshops to make chocolate or “Bossche bollen”. Their signature pastry is the “Bossche koek”. They have the original recipes of 2 pastry chefs and make and sell their own versions of “Bossche koek”. These recipes go back to 1794, talk about historic recipes!
We had “Bossche koek” and a “Bossche bol” here. Both are delicious. For pastries Salon de Roosekrans is a top choice. They have a lovely terrace.
5211 MP Den Bosch
Café In de Klein Werelt
A cosy cafe with a terrace in the middle of Den Bosch. The cafe is a building which dates back to the 13th century. They serve coffee, tea and hot cocoa.
For a great terrace sit down at cafe In de Kleine Werelt .
Markt 10, 12, 16
5211 JX Den Bosch
So these are 6 great places to eat in Den Bosch. A lovely old city which has some famous pastry like “Bossche bol” and “Bossche koek”.
We have more where to eat blogs about the Dordogne, Granbury, Tilburg, Haarlem, The Hague and Eindhoven.
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Lisa | Handmade in Israel
All teenagers find their home city boring as they grow up. I love to go back “home” now and see the place with new eyes. #WeekendWanderlust
Yes, I think you’re right and then later in life when you’ve moved on/away, you look at your hometown or places where you used to go to with other eyes.
Rob + Ann @TravelLatte
That yoghurt, though! Oh my gosh…everything looks good but we would definitely start with dessert at that yoghurt shop. 🙂
Yes, it’s so good that yoghurt. Would be a good one to start with!
Everything looks delicious!
Wow – all of this food just looks to die for! It is easy to think our towns are boring growing up – then we get older and can appreciate them more! It was the same for me growing up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Now it is a vacation hot spot! haha
The Bossche bol looks delicious. I love finding restaurants that are family owned. Braissiere Top seems like a great choice in the city.
What great food recommendations! This post made me hungry. I would especially love to visit Yoghurt Barn and the brownie shop during my visit to Den Bosch!
I’ve not heard of Den Bosch – but it sounds like a tasty place to visit! That chicken ragu looks amazing – I love trying the local food wherever I travel.