Following on from the visit to Koningshoeven Abbey and that wonderful bike ride, we returned to Den Bosch for a canal ride. Den Bosch is little like Brugge (Bruges) in some ways. It's full of narrow canals and very narrow streets but is also home to some wonderful squares.
The canal boat ride was very informative as well as just beautiful. The sun was splitting the stones so the cool tunnels were a welcome relief. The darker ones have bat boxes in them. They were supposed to be for bats to use but that was a pointless endeavour because bats like dark tunnels better than little boxes in the shape of a bat so they all just roost in one of the long dark tunnels that aren't really used by boats.
Afterwards we went to Cafe Bar le Duc which is a little brewpub near the canal. While the brew kit looks beautiful, it's actually stainless steel with a copper coat.
Their own 't Kolleke brewery beer was pretty good but they all had a slight sourness indicating a possible wild yeast or bacterial infection somewhere. Not to worry though, they have an extensive bottle range from around the world. We were treated to dinner and drinks on the night.
Another big thanks to Visit Brabant for being so generous. They even picked up the tab for the hotel for everyone and it's a beautiful city.