Not only had we arrived just after the long Ascension Day, holiday weekend, but we also arrived during a festival where pilgrims from all over make their way to St. John’s Cathedral to venerate St. Mary, the “Sweet Mother of Den Bosch”.
Everyone in town was caught up in the festive atmosphere, enjoying the beautiful town square, listening to bands and eating in the many cafes. Artisans had set up tents and were selling their wares and the shops were specially kept open on Sunday to take part in all the activity. And of course, pilgrims flowed in and out of the cathedral and a marching band in historical dress played as they marched from St. Johns to the beautiful Grote Markt (Market Square).
Enjoy this photo essay of our fun and festive days in Den Bosch!