Praktische informatie

Accommodation

Visitors may feel in need of a good night's sleep after all the fun and excitement on offer here. And understandably so. Hotels, hostels, holiday parks or bed & breakfasts, there's always a bed for a tired guest in Brabant. Tomorrow's another day, as the locals say. There are over 300 hotels to choose from, most of them 3 or 4 star accommodations, with a total number of 10,500 rooms. Average pre-contracted group rates for hotels in Brabant are much lower, and they are better equipped, than in Amsterdam or Brussels. And these cities are only an hour away by coach! There is plenty of variety in accommodation, from leisure, corporate and heritage to art, design and themed hotels. From country lodges and youth hostels to B&Bs and holiday parks. All the main hotel chains are represented. → 2.300 hotel rooms ***

 

Food

A visit to Brabant simply must include a sampling of the local specialties. It's a strawberry and asparagus region and has its own locally brewed Trappist beer. La Trappe is the oldest Trappist beer brewed in the Netherlands and the monks of Our Lady of Koningshoeve Abbey, near Tilburg, have produced it since 1884. Local produce such as asparagus, strawberries and other fruits, cheeses and meats can be bought at farmer's markets and local or farm shops. Brabant's restaurants stand out due to their hospitality. That the people of Brabant love good food is also apparent in the trendy food market concepts in Tilburg, Eindhoven and 's-Hertogenbosch – worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood!

 

River Cruises

Thanks to its central and sheltered location on the River Maas, the fortified town of Heusden is much favoured by international river cruise operators. The immediate surroundings lend themselves perfectly to various short and long excursions. The city of s-Hertogenbosch is only 20 minutes away. Heusden has a landing stage for ships of approximately 110 metres in length and there are electrical hook-ups, water connections and waste water disposal points. Passengers can be in the town centre in no time via steps or via a route for mobility impaired passengers.

Car and bus

Good accessibility via a high quality and safe road network. Brabant is just a 60 minute drive from Amsterdam, Belgium and Germany. It’s the ideal destination for a day or weekend visit.
 

Train

Brabant is connected to a comprehensive rail network and can be reached easily by train. Since 2016 Brabant is also accessible via the new High Speed international rail network. Breda has a direct connection to Belgium. The Benelux-Plus express train makes use of the HSL High Speed Line. This will mean that Breda is also easily accessible from the south.
 

Plane

Fly direct into Brabant via Eindhoven Airport (more than 500 flights a week) with Transavia, Ryanair, Wizzair, Vueling, Corendon, TUIfly and JetairFly. You can make use of convenient direct transfer services between Eindhoven Airport, Amsterdam, Weeze, Brussels, Rotterdam-The Hague Airport or Antwerp by AirExpressBus. And of course there are various possibilities for renting a car at Eindhoven Airport.

Flying from Schiphol airport Amsterdam? A direct train service from Schiphol Airport to ’s-Hertogenbosch takes less than 60 minutes.
 

Local transport

For local journeys you can use public transport (train and bus), car hire or taxi services. Brabant is known for its cycling culture and even has express cycle paths for electric and normal bikes.