About Den Bosch

The city of 's‑Hertogenbosch, commonly called Den Bosch, is the capital city of the province of Noord-Brabant. The city and region are attractive for entrepreneurs. Every day, entrepreneurs benefit from its bustling inner city, exuberant networking culture and unique ecosystems.


The urban and rural areas that constitute the municipality of Den Bosch is home to 153,452 inhabitants per 1 January 2018. The workforce comprises well over 77,000 people (Statistics Netherlands, 2018). Professional and educational levels are comparable to those of the surrounding cities. The population of ’s‑Hertogenbosch is expected to expand further, reaching up to 154,600 inhabitants in 2030.  Den Bosch is and will remain an attractive city to live in. The historic and vibrant inner city and proximity to nature add to its authentic appeal. In recent years, major investments have been made to provide accommodation for young professionals. Also affordable, spacious single-family homes can be found at a stone's throw from the city centre. This diverse supply of housing makes Den Bosch an attractive alternative to expensive cities to live in such as Amsterdam and Utrecht.


Every year 1.4 million people visit the city. Together they account for over 2.6 million city visits per year. Events and locations such as De Verkadefabriek, Theater aan de Parade, the Noordbrabants Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Theater Festival Boulevard and, of course, carnival attract toerists. In 2018, Den Bosch was awarded the title ‘mid-size city with the strongest touristic image’ for its retail, shops, cafés and restaurants. The number of overnight stays increased by 60% between 2008 and 2018. Not without reason. The pleasant atmosphere makes people feel at home. Want to get a taste? Have a look at the tourist information visitors website!


Directly adjacent to the central railway station the educational quarter "Onderwijsboulevard". is situated. Around 30,000 students and a large number of companies make this a bustling urban area. It houses the universities of applied sciences Avans, HAS and Fontys, as well as secondary school Koning Willem I College. The other side of the railway line houses the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, a collaborative venture between the University of Technology Eindhoven and Tilburg University offering graduate and PhD programs in data sciences.



Den Bosch is home to over 8,000 companies with key industries being agrifood, IT, logistics, wholesale and construction. A significant part of these companies is active in business services (29%), trade (19%) and construction (12%).’s-Hertogenbosch offers a wide variety of business locations, ranging from business parks located next to major highways to inner city office spaces. Well-known national and international businesses located in Den Bosch are: Heineken Brewery, Omron manufacturing, Brand Loyalty, Ricoh, RWE/Essent, SAP, Siemens, Tyco/TE Connectivity, Caterpillar and Würth.