Hieronymus Bosch

About Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch was and is the city of 's-Hertogenbosch's most famous son. We are proud of that here in his town and we like to show it. By commemorating the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus' death, for instance:

  • Festively, with many events for young and old.
  • Scientifically, with modern research and restoration of his work. 
  • And culturally, with a unique retrospective for which we will return your panels from around the globe to the city he made them in. 

He came home to 's-Hertogenbosch. Welcome back Hieronymus!

Hieronymus' city

From 1450 to 1516, the world-famous painter lived and worked at a house on the edge of 's-Hertogenbosch's market square. Here he created his characteristic panels and drawings full of bizarre creatures, devilish dreams and magical monsters. Here he found inspiration and developed his major themes: seduction, sin and judgement. This was Hieronymus' home.
's-Hertogenbosch's city centre has hardly changed over the past five centuries. And Hieronymus' work has also remained as unique as it was then; it now has its place in famous museums around the world and still inspires visitors, artists and scientists on a daily basis. Would you like to know more about Hieronymus?