What Central Park is to the inhabitants of New York, Het Bossche Broek is to the inhabitants of 's-Hertogenbosch. This green space has been of vital importance to the city's residents for over a thousand years. So it's not without cause that 's-Hertogenbosch is proud of and cherishes these 287 acres of pristine nature. Het Bossche Broek is a tangle of pools, wooded areas and ditches that are typical to this characteristic wet grassland. Nowhere else in the Netherlands will you find a natural area so close to a city centre as Het Bossche Broek, which lets this green plain combine beautifully with the skyline of St. John’s Cathedral. This marshy area of river clay and bog land was a natural line of defence, which earned the city the honourable nickname of Invincible Swamp Dragon.With its beautiful walking and cycling trails it's a fun area to explore.