June 2016 - Between 13 February and 8 May, 421,700 people visited the Noordbrabants Museum to enjoy the exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of a genius’. Never before in the Noordbrabants Museum’s almost 180 year history has an exhibition attracted so many visitors. In addition to Dutch visitors there was an enormous influx of international tourists. At least 25% of the visitors came from other countries, including Belgium, Germany, Great Britain and France. There was also interest from the United States, South Africa, Australia, Russia, Argentina, China and Japan.
Even though the exhibition has now closed, the spirit of the famous artists Jheronimus Bosch is undeniably linked to the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch.The exhibitions ‘Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo’ by Jan Fabre and ’Van Eyck, Brueghel, Jordaens – Masterpieces from Romania’ will be held in the NoordBrabants Museum this year. They will show how the Flemish Primitives and also the southern Dutch Masters from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries joined forces with Bosch to elevate painting in the Low Countries to the highest level. Countless other activities such as the Bosch Experience, Bosch Parade, the Bosch Shop and Bosch by Night will continue in the town. Appreciation of this city remains high, as has been confirmed by the fact that the city has been declared the most hospitable town in the Netherlands no fewer than 3 times. Read more