#401 Project All the Train stations in the Netherlands 52 Best

So what is there to do in a town in Brabant on a cold grey day. Turns out quite a bit! Best station is day trip number 52 in my travels around the Netherlands. Best is on the line between Eindhoven and Den Bosch. 

The current version of the station is from 2000 - a renovation that also saw two new lines (in total 4 between Eindhoven and Den Bosch), but the original station was opened July 1866!



I wandered through the town following the liberation trail plaques to learn a little more about the history of the town. Famous for butter (didn't find any or any place that sold it or made it), a shoe making factory (Batadorp) and a type of liquor I picked up at the wijnhuis called 'Un Dulfke'  it is a type of low alcohol bitters - which I hear is popular in North Brabant- so looking forward to trying this out. 

There is a green spot called the Koetshuistuin in the centre of the shopping area which is always welcome - and there you can find a memorial to the Scottish 15th Division who liberated the town of Best in 1944.  

Further to the west (I did not visit this as I was on foot) there is also a farm that has monument status as the structure is apparently the oldest established above ground dwelling on a farm in the Netherlands and dates from 1263. 











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