In the very middle of the Netherlands; the most places of interest are reachable within 1,5 hour driving. Close to 's-Hertogenbosch, on the edge of the village and therefore quiet.
Out of a travel magazine the following:
'Choose Den Bosch above Amsterdam' according to Martin Dunford ( the Rough Guide)
See below if you would like to read the article..Of course we do agree with Martin very much -;)
Our home is a spacious (150 square meter) split level family house with a garden at the backside and a porch at the frontside. It is bright, cozy and very comfortable. It is situated in a very quiet neighbourhood, where you can sleep fantastic.
We like Rosmalen very much, because it is very near to ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch or translated Duketown) an unknown, but really wonderful historical city, and all the facilities (like supermarket, railwaystation) are within 10 minutes by (e)bike.
Martin Dunford (the Rough guide) says:
Choose Den Bosch over Amsterdam: 'Luckily for us, there’s a lot more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam, and much of it remains relatively undiscovered to travellers from the UK. With this in mind, you might consider a trip to ‘s-Hertogenbosch — a city so unpronounceable even the locals shorten it to Den Bosch.
Situated in the Catholic province of Brabant, it has a reputation among Dutch folk for its southern European spirit — called “Bourgondisch” — meaning that it’s a fun sort of place where the locals like to eat, drink and live life to the full. If that sounds like an ideal place for a weekend break, it is, and especially right now, when the city’s main museum is honouring Brabant’s most famous artist, Vincent van Gogh, in a new exhibition. But first the city. In many ways, Den Bosch is typically Dutch: sliced by canals, diced with gables, and with a triangular marketplace at its heart.
The huge Gothic Cathedral of St John, however, is anything but typical, nailing its Catholic colours to the mast with a venerated figurine of Our Sweet Lady of Den Bosch in a chapel by the entrance, and various other mediaeval features that survived the 16th-century Protestant fury. Its organ is one of the largest in the country, and you can climb to the top of the tower for the chiming carillon and a fabulous view of the city. Do this first and plan your itinerary from the air.
The most popular activity to do in Den Bosch is tour the canals, or De Binnendieze — a slightly spooky affair on a small open boat that carries you through and under streets and buildings. As you coast through narrow tunnels and below bridges and arches, you realise how much of the canal system is invisible from the street. Afterwards, sit by the water at nearby Bolwerk — a bar and restaurant set into one of the mediaeval bastions, with a large canalside terrace.
Onto the exhibition, which is a five-minute walk away at the Noordbrabants Museum. Entitled Van Gogh’s Inner Circle, it’s a compelling collection of drawings, paintings, photographs and documents gathered together partly to debunk the notion that Vincent was a tortured fellow who spent most of his life on his own. He was certainly troubled but, as the exhibition shows, people were extremely important to him, and some relationships endured throughout his life, most famously his special connection with younger brother Theo.
There are early sketches and portraits of members of Vincent’s family, many showing the nearby town of Nuenen and photos of his next-door neighbour Margot Begemann, with whom he had a doomed love affair. You can also see a version of his famous The Potato Eaters, his Still Life with Bible, displayed next to the actual Bible of his preacher father, and portraits of Vincent and brother Theo hung side by side.
Inevitably the exhibition ends on a sad note, with all the condolences received by Theo after Vincent’s untimely death, but it’s a great show, and in fact just the first of several possible stops on a van Gogh route around Brabant. You could visit his birthplace Zundert, and some of the places he lived with his family, but if you go to only one place make it Nuenen, just outside Eindhoven, where there is a museum devoted to the artist.
Nuenen itself is a well-heeled place and home to one of the best restaurants in the country, Soenil Bahadoer’s superb two Michelin-starred De Lindehof. Hard to get in but worth every penny.
If you choose to stay in Den Bosch you won’t go hungry — in keeping with its Bourgondisch reputation, it’s full of bars and restaurants. For coffee, locals swear by the java at Drab in cool Uilenberg quarter; for a beer, try Café Bar le Duc, just up the street. It’s a proper Dutch “brown café” that’s always busy — the place for a lunchtime uitsmijter (ham and eggs). They also brew their own beer, Kolleke.
For something more substantial, try tiny Korte Putstraat, which is packed full of places to eat, or head to Tante Pietje, where a thoroughly Bourgondisch atmosphere prevails alongside hearty Dutch food, including steaks, ribs and more. Finally, save room for a “Bossche bol” — a dark chocolate-covered cake filled with whipped cream most famously sampled at the Jan de Groot bakers near the train station. Pick some up on your way home. They make leaving Den Bosch that much easier to bear.'
We live at 25 minutes driving from low cost airport Eindhoven.
A car might be easy, but public transport is good organised as well. A buss stop is around the corner. And there is a railway station in Rosmalen.
Our place is a good option to explore the netherlands, but also to discover Belgium or a part of Germany.
By train ( a railway station in Rosmalen and in 's-Hertogenbosch)
30 minutes Nijmegen, Utrecht, Eindhoven (low cost airport) at about 40 km each.
60 minutes Amsterdam, Rotterdam (airports) at about 90 km each
90 minutes The Hague, Maastricht, the north sea, Dusseldorf (Germany) and Antwerp, (Belgium) at about 110 km each.