In the Garden of Earthly Delights, purgatory flickers and heavy metal bangs resound. On, at and around the mighty works of art by Atelier van Lieshout, the chefs of the Spice Masters work up a sweat. In their hellish pop-up restaurant Cucina dell’ Inferno, they prepare heavenly extraordinary dishes, devilishly delicious food.

 Just as Hieronymus Bosch depicted the Middle Ages in a raw and peppery way in his paintings, the Spice Masters concoct their dishes in the Garden of Earthly Delights. For their wild preparations they visit the farthest corners of the palette of flavours, cooking the ingredients in their Spartan cooking pots with fury and ferocity. No coquettish flamboyance here, but tasty, surprising dishes that will delight your taste buds.


But above all, it is also lovely to be in the sun in the Garden of Earthly Delights. Enjoy a drink on the terraces along the water’s edge. Splash with your friends in one of the steaming hot tubs. Bring your children along, who can play and tinker in complete safety.


Every Parade day (16 to 19 June) ends in the Garden of Earthly Delights. When the last work of art from the Bosch Parade enters the harbour, a spectacular and atmospheric closing ritual follows.

In shorter and longer fragments, you will be taken through a series of musical and theatrical performances. Sometimes grand, sometimes minimalistic. Sometimes astonishing, sometimes poetic. Without a storyline, but with cohesion – like the Bosch Parade itself. So that you form your own image here too, and undergo a unique experience with many.

The closing ritual is a concept by Miesjel van Gerwen, Martin Hierck (direction) and Dyane Donck (music).


The Garden of Earthly Delights is open daily from 26 May to 19 June from 13.00 to 23.00 hours; restaurant LA CUCINA DELL’ INFERNO is open daily from 15.00 to 23.00 hours. During Bosch Parade on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of June both the Garden of Eartly Delights and the restaurant are open until 24.00 hours.

Access to the Garden of Earthly Delights is free until 15 June.

During the Parade Days (16-19 June), admission costs €6.50 (excluding booking fee). A ticket for one of the terraces along the Bosch Parade route will get you free admission.