‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands city is commonly abbreviated to its local pseudonym, Den Bosch. Found in the province of North Brabant, it’s a bit of a hidden gem as far as tourists are concerned. Den Bosch boasts some stunning architecture such as the St. Janskathedraal’s Cathedral; interesting museums like the NoordBrabants Museum; galleries including the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center; and cutting edge theatre. Its network of canals provides plenty of opportunities for bike rides, strolls and relaxed waterside cafe culture, or you might like to take a boat tour. Den Bosch is around an hour and a half via a regular train from Amsterdam.
The Den, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Close to the railway station, The Den is found in one of the city’s newer and verdant districts. The design is modern, taking inspiration from the nearby watercourses – blue is a dominant colour in the decor – and the area’s Burgundian heritage. Public spaces feature contemporary lighting installations, curved lines and gold accents. The Den is equipped with a fitness centre, a lounge, a rooftop restaurant and bar and a further restaurant and bar downstairs, with 24-hour room service available in its 160 bedrooms. Pets are welcome to stay here too.
The Duke Boutique Hotel
Stay at The Duke and you can have your very own private sauna. This is one of six different room and suite categories, all of which offer a minibar, climate control, fluffy robes and slippers, Duke organic toiletries, a Roberts speaker, Bio Numi Tea, Illy Espresso machines, Netflix and on-trend vintage/retro decor. Guests benefit from free yoga classes, access to bicycles, free snacks and luxury breakfasts served in The Living Room. The space, featuring furniture and decor by cutting edge designers, is fully accessible. And while there isn’t a dedicated restaurant on site, the street below is filled with excellent restaurants and cafes.