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In 10th edition, (inter)national artists depict our contemporary demons

The Bosch Parade will kick off on Thursday 20 June: the theatrical and musical art spectacle on the Dommel river. For three days, spectators from the banks can experience a procession of 16 floating, paddling and swimming works of art in the middle of the historic centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The tenth edition is dedicated to our contemporary demons.

Fantasy, absurdities and wonderment
Bosch Parade 2024 is the tenth edition of the floating art event in the heart of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. An impressive spectacle that amazes, touches and connects. Like previous editions, visual artists, directors and choreographers from the Netherlands and abroad will pay tribute to Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). In this new, fascinating ‘cruise of the ludicrous’, sixteen quirky and colourful art objects full of fantasies and absurdities will be shown to thousands of spectators. 


Extraordinary creations depict contemporary demons
With sixteen floating, bobbing and wading creations, renowned and emerging artists depict the theme of this edition: contemporary demons. Algorithms, data, news reports and social media, hackers and trackers and influencers rattle like menacing pests at the gates of our existence. What do we have to fear from these tormentors? Do we turn away from them, or surrender? 

With (moving) objects, theatre, dance and music, the artists transcend their own disciplines. To do so, they collaborate with all kinds of organisations and people, in studios and workshops worldwide, creating extraordinary works. This creates a unique event that allows audiences to look differently at the modern world around them with the timeless creativity and imagination of Hieronymus Bosch.

View the full programme and a preview of the artworks here.

Garden of Earthly Delights: summer open-air workshop
Part of Bosch Parade is the Garden of Earthly Delights: the summery open-air studio on the waterfront at the Citadel, the medieval fortress in the centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. From 23 May to 23 June, you can see and meet artists at work in this breeding ground of artistic furfor. Like Curaçao artists David Bade and Tirzo Martha who – together with dozens of volunteers and artists and students from Curaçao and the Netherlands – complete their impressive gesamtkunstwerk. The Garden of Earthly Delights is also a great place to enjoy one of the sunny terraces and pop-up restaurant La Cucina del Diavolo. 

Art and spectacle for everyone
Bosch Parade and the Garden of Earthly Delights are accessible to young and old alike free of charge. Along almost the entire route, you can take a seat on one of the bridges, ramparts or green banks to see the extraordinary works of art. The route is within walking distance of the central railway station, and there is ample parking in the area. Bosch Parade is therefore great to combine with a day out in ‘s-Hertogenbosch


Bosch Parade has organised a biennial waterborne art event on the Dommel river in the centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch since 2010. In 2024, we will celebrate the tenth edition with renowned artists, musicians, actors and choreographers from home and abroad. The ninth edition in 2022 attracted over 43,000 visitors, including from the United States, Australia and Sweden.

Bosch Parade 2024 (tenth edition)
Date: 20 up to and including 23 June 
Starting point: Bosch Parade sails across the Dommel river in the centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The parade starts at the Willemsbrug bridge and ends in the Garden of Earthly Delights, at the foot of the Citadel city gate. The Garden of Earthly Delights can only be reached on foot or by bicycle. 
Admission: free (tickets are available for seating on the Bosch Parade terraces)

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For more information about the Bosch Parade, contact Dorien van den Hurk,