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“Smartphone Climb”

De Wonderlijke Klim
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Den Bosch
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Last year they organised a climb to the roof of this cathedral to look at the outside part and to admire the wonderful view of the city. . As a joke they gave one of the statues a smartphone in his hands to prove that this church is still between history and reality

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank wimpie10
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a real glimpse into a previously unknown world.The figures on the roof are magical and there is even an angel with a mobile phone. All tickets are sold out on the internet but if you go to the office at the base of the scaffold they do have a few tickets each day to release. This was how we got ours. Oh, by the way, there is a small lift if the steps are difficult, although it is not a difficult climb.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Annievdbb
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

To celebrate the Jheronimus Bosch year, St John's Cathedral (Sint Janskathedraal) in Den Bosch has erected scaffolding to allow visitors an up-close look at the gargoyles and the flying buttresses of the cathedral. The 96 medieval gargoyles were added as "weight" to the flying buttresses to solve some structural issues in the Gothic cathedral. I've never been able to see the detail on a cathedral this up-close. It's a unique experience and is only available thru October 2016.
€7 per adult allows you to climb the scaffolding and hear a brief description (spoken only in Dutch). They do provide pamphlets with descriptions of all the gargoyles. Elevator access is available for elderly and those incapable of the climb. To see both sides of the cathedral you still need to be able to climb steps, but can see a good deal from the top of the platform if you cannot climb. They do limit the number of people in each group to go up. You must get tickets for an allocated time slot. I suggest buying tickets in advance, or going early to the church for the few tickets they hold back in reserve for purchase on the day.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

THis is a unique opportunity to see the statuettes from close by . IF you bring your camera use the Tele lens to zoom in on as much detailing as you can. Amazing humorous expressions and detailing. ALso the " roof scape" of the town is interesting.
TO get tickets was a bit tricky because exess is limited, the best hours are booked full.
A must on your to do list in my oppinion.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank HannieP4
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I loved seeing the statues up close and the views of Den Bosch were amazing. As this is only available for a few more months, I would urge you to go and book your tickets now. It was well visited, interesting, brief background information from the guide. One of the better things I did this year.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank IngridJaneEyre
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