Maria & Frans
Belgium & The Netherlands
25 years B&B experience
We are Maria and Frans. Maria is Belgian but has been living in Breda since 1969. Frans has lived his whole life in Brabant, born and bred in Eindhoven. We enjoy travelling and making contact with other cultures. It’s inspiring and has given us lots of experiences. When we travel we stay at places run by local inhabitants and enjoy their hospitality and personal attention. We get involved in other cultures and customs, learning directly from the people we meet on the way. We have two children, Marieken and Wannes, and five grandchildren.
WHERE WE LIVE
We live in a beautiful, spacious town house with a large walled garden full of sculpture.
We met when we were both involved in community work. We had previously worked in a variety of jobs in the welfare sector, which brought us into contact with different cultures. We have always been passionate about social development. After retiring from fulltime employment in 2003 Maria began our Bed and Breakfast. Frans has his own consultancy business, Interim Management and Advice, focusing on the government sector.
We enjoy getting to know people; to welcome people into our home and to make their stay a memorable one.
Our interests and hobbies such as, cooking, hiking, cycling, pottery, theatre, cinema and music, coupled with our zest for life, all come together in our home town Breda and make it the place we know best. We are both art lovers as you will see when you visit.
We maintain our privacy and respect that of our guests but enjoy sharing the things we are proud of.
ON A SCALE OF 1-10 GIVE YOUR LIFE A SCORE
In the series “Een cijfer voor je leven”, TV-maker Bob Entrop asks a number of people who have lived and worked in the region to look back over their lives. In personal interviews they talk about themselves; the highs and lows, leave-taking, fond memories and the satisfaction their lives have given them. At the end of each interview they are asked to give their life a score, on a scale of 1 to10.
In this episode it’s Maria’s turn.
Make our unique town house your base
Breda has a great deal to offer – from culture and nightlife to special events and nature. We are happy to share tips with you.