Oosterhout (NB), tourist information

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Coat of arms of Oosterhout (NB)
Coat of arms of Oosterhout (NB)

Number of inhabitants: 50.431
Number of national monuments: 64

Summary of Oosterhout (NB)


Slotje Limburg or Huis Limburg, a lock on the Slotlaan in Oosterhout
Slotje Limburg or Huis Limburg, a lock on the Slotlaan in Oosterhout

In the always pleasant Brabant is a nice touristic family town, namely Oosterhout!
Oosterhout is a small town, but very nice to visit.

The city is mainly known for shopping, greenery and its many terraces.


Interesting history of Oosterhout (NB)


Tower facade of the former Sacred Heart Church on the Arendstraat in Oosterhout
Tower facade of the former Sacred Heart Church on the Arendstraat in Oosterhout

The tourist town of Oosterhout has many historical highlights.

The city received its city rights in the year 1809, but the town had existed for much longer. Objects have been found that date from Prehistory. This brings us to the Stone Age/Bronze Age, when several burial mounds were found.

The oldest fields of Oosterhout stem from the early Middle Ages, these are the years 500 – 1000. In the year 700 Oosterhout fell under the bishopric of Liège, around the year 800 the bishop's seat went to Liège for good.

A special discovery was made during the excavation at the current market of Oosterhout, here archaeologists have found 5 houses dating from the 8th century, with this discovery Oosterhout is one of the older settlements of Brabant.

The first stone church was probably built around the year 1050, this church was greatly expanded in 1125 because the first church had become too small. Oosterhout got its name in the year 1213, then the city did not yet have city rights, these came as mentioned earlier in the year 1809 and these were distributed by Lodewijk Napoleon.

Strijen Castle was built in the year 1288, it was destroyed in the 15th century, but there is still a remnant of that castle.

In the year 1625 the Sint Jan was set on fire, this was done by the state army of Spain, in the year 1806 Lodewijk Napoleon is in Oosterhout for the first time.


Points of interest in Oosterhout (NB)


Courtyard 1 in Oosterhout. Behind the Sacred Heart Church
Courtyard 1 in Oosterhout. Behind the Sacred Heart Church

Oosterhout has a number of nice sights, including the remains of Castle Strijen, Het Klooster Catrinedal, then you must have seen the St. John's Basilica followed by the Thans town hall & finally Molen de Hoop.


Shopping in Oosterhout (NB)


Shopping center Arendhof in the center of Oosterhout
Shopping center Arendhof in the center of Oosterhout

In Oosterhout, shoppers will not be disappointed, the city has nice shopping streets and also has a large passage. This Passage is called Arendshof, the shopping passage is connected to a car-free shopping street.

The range of shops in Oosterhout has many national retail chains, but the smaller shops can also be found there. Examples of the shopping streets are Arendstraat, Kerkstraat, the Market, the last example is the Nieuwstaat.

Oosterhout:
Shopping evening: Friday


Activities in Oosterhout (NB)


Oosterhout Bouwlingplein
Oosterhout Bouwlingplein

There are also various activities to do in cozy Oosterhout, including three museums, a number of small castles or catch a movie in the cinema.

You will find these and more activities in Oosterhout.


MUSEUMS OOSTERHOUT (NB)ATTRACTIONS OOSTERWOOD (NB)
  • Brabant Museum Oud Oosterhout. Click here for the site.
  • Bakery Museum. Click here for the site.
  • Toys & Carnival Museum. Click here for the site.
  • Climb the St. John's Basilica. Click here for the site.
  • Lock The Blue Camer & Monastery. Click here for the site.
  • Slot Limburg. Click here for the site.
  • Lock Brakestein. Click here for the site.
  • Lock Beveren. Click here for the site.
  • Lock Borsele. Click here for the site.
  • Ruin Castle Strijen. Click here for the site.
CINEMAS OOSTERHOUT (NB)THEATERS OOSTERHOUT (NB)
  • Theater De Bussel, cinema special program. Click here for the site.
  • Pathe Breda, cinema with regular program (<10,8km). Click here for the site.
  • Theater ”De Bussel'' Click here for the site.
  • Theater ”The Schelleboom” Click here for the site.
  • Cultural center ”De Schattelijn'' Click here for the site.

Nature & parks in Oosterhout (NB)


The Slot Park in Oosterhout
The Slot Park in Oosterhout

Oosterhout is definitely worth a visit for nature lovers.

Oosterhout in fact is surrounded by nature, there are many parks & forests.
There are various parks such as the Slotpark, the Satrijnpark and there are even more parks.

Next to Oosterhout you will find a very large nature reserve called the Vrachelse Heide, this nature reserve is located in the southwest of the city, to the south you will find Boswachterij Dorst.


Steps in Oosterhout (NB)


The Market in Oosterhout
The Market in Oosterhout


For a night out you can go to Oosterhout, the city has many bars, a disco and a few brown cafes.


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