Another Dutch city is 's Hertogenbosch or Den Bosch. It's the capital of one of the 12 provinces, the province of Noord- Brabant and the city was built on the river Dieze. The Dieze is a modest stream that finishes its course just outside Den Bosch in the Maas river. Within the old city limits, many branches once formed a network of canals. A unique feature of Den Bosch is that the canals still exist, but lack of building space forced the old inhabitants to build their houses over the Binnendieze (as the canals are now called). You can now make a boat tour along the canals and this will lead you through many hidden (and atmospherically dark) corners of town!
The canals had been used as a waterway, a washing place, a sewer and a place for drinkwater, which was very unhealthy of course. Now the sewers are not any longer in the canals, but they were placed in a closed sewer system and connected to the buildings.
We did this trip on 11th June and I had no idea that it was so impressive. I enjoyed every minute of it and so did my South African relatives.
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