PDF planning rehearsals can be downloaded here.

1. Bosch Parade 2022 locations and transport to the starting point

Bosch Parade 2022 will be sailing the Dommel river for the fifth time. This year, we’ll start at the Willemsbrug (a bridge on the south side) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and we’ll end at its mouth in the Zuid-Willemsvaart (canal on the north side). Here, you can find our new ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, on the quay next to the Citadel. In the Garden of Earthly Delights you can also find the open-air studio for makers, our production zone and a large public area with a terrace, a restaurant and a sculpture garden by Joep van Lieshout.

During your visit, please use a bicycle or public transport as much as you can. Parking in the immediate vicinity is possible, yet it is only limited and needs to be paid for. On the opposite side of the high Diezebrug near the Tramkade and Verkadefabriek ypou can find a large area with paid parking. Employees and guests from outside the city can also use the transferia. Be sure to leave there on time.

At the start, at the Willemsbrug, there is a simple shelter consisting of a tent sized 10 x 5 meters. In it, there are some tables and chairs. We will also provide bottles of drink in case of hot weather. In case of bad weather, the tent can be used to temporarily take shelter in a dry spot prior to the start of the Bosch Parade.

In preparation for the Bosch Parade 2022, production people will be working many days following the schedule below, starting Thursday, June 9. During these days, we will set up the production zone and build the infrastructure on and around the water. At that time, the production area near the Garden of Earthly Delights will be open – and toilets and electricity will be available.

Floor plans can be downloaded here

2. TRANSPORT OF THE TABLEAUS

For those of you not coming to the waterfront on your own accord, transports have been scheduled for Thursday, June 09 and Friday, June 10. Stephan will contact you to arrange a day and time. 

After the final performance, the works will have to be removed from the site on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 June. If you do not have any transportation to take care of this yourself, please make sure to contact Stephan well in time to organize things before the start of the rehearsals. 

During the dress rehearsal and performance days there will be 2 vans driving between the Garden of Earthly Delights and the starting point of the Bosch Parade with which we can transport a limited number of performers and props. Would you like to use this service? Be sure to ask in time. The members of the largest group will be walking to the starting point by themselves.

3. ON THE WATER

During the rehearsal and performance days, 2 boats will be available on the water to assist and tow the various works to the starting point. 

  • For each boat, we need to make specific facilities for towing. In a number of cases, we will need your help top do so.
  • Make sure the vessel has good towing eyes – on the left and the right hand side – 1 meter away from the craft’s central axis.
  • Make sure to provide each vessel with two towing cables of about 2 meters with a suitable snap hook (musketon hook) on each side (can be bought at the DIY).
  • During the individual rehearsals, you may encounter pleasure craft or a tour boat on the Dommel river. Make sure you make way and communicate clearly. 
  • Your contact person is : Douwe van Doornewaard +31- 6 17994321 

PDF swimmer’s advice can be downloaded here

4. PRODUCTION AREA AND CATERING

  • If you wish to order meals for your participants/volunteers who are working during the rehearsals or shows, please be sure to do this in time. No meals will be available for your team without an order from the artist. We will reserve meals and tokens for the participants/volunteers who have been registered by their maker through the ‘participants registration’ form. 
  • There will be a festive opening of the Garden of Earthly Delights for the community on May 25th. Everyone is welcome from 19:00 onwards. Please invite your community to the opening. Entry is by ticket only.
  • In the Garden of Earthly Delights, a production area will be set up with changing rooms, clothes racks and mirrors. 
  • There is a limited number of lockers available to leave your valuables. Bosch Parade Foundation does not accept liability for any complaints or any form of damage or theft. We therefore advise to leave valuables at home. 
  • On days that the production area is manned, there will be water, coffee and tea available free of charge.
  • During the performance days, a light meal will be available for the participants – beforehand or starting from the Bosch Parade. It is similar to a lunch. We only serve vegetarian dishes to our creators and volunteers. 
  • Based on the rehearsal schedule, no lunches are provided.
  • For swimmers, there will be soup after the shows. 
  • HOUSE RULES FOR THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS AND BACKSTAGE 
  • THE USE OF TOOLS CAUSING METAL DUST IS ONLY ALLOWED IN THE WORKSHOP DUE TO DAMAGE TO THE BOATS. FOR INSTANCE GRINDING, WELDING, SAWING EQUIPMENT (et cetera)
  • BICYCLES ARE TO BE PARKED IN THE BICYCLE RACKS
  • AFTER UNLOADING, PLEASE PARK YOUR CAR IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD 
  • ONLY USE OUR OWN LANDING STAGE PONTOONS. DO NOT ENTER THE PONTOONS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WATER. 
  • KEEP SHOWERS AND TOILETS TIDY AND CLEAN 
  • ONLY PEOPLE WITH A COMMUNITY BRACELET ARE WELCOME IN THE BACKSTAGE AREA. LIST

5. CONTACT

  • Business manager Erik de Jong erik@boschparade.nl 
  • Artistic leader Miesjel van Gerwen miesjel@boschparade.nl
  • Stage director Sarah Moeremans
  • Head of Production Stephan Grilis stephan@boschparade.nl
  • Head of Marketing and Communication Dorien van den Hurk dorien@boschparade.nl
  • Community Manager Miriam Alders community@boschparade.nl
  • Production Volunteers’ Coordinator Anneloes Ebing vrijwilligers@boschparade.nl
  • Office Manager Tessa van Helvoirt Tessa@boschparade.nl

From June 11 onward, we will be busy rehearsing for the Bosch Parade. From that day on, we will be working on site. Answering your email may take us a little longer. For urgent/practical questions you can call: +31-6 46221541.