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Discover magnificent Breda

Pearl of the South
City rights in 1252
about 185,000 inhabitants
Best town centre of the year!

Breda, the town that has everything

Breda, the Pearl of the South, offers a wide range of cultural events and green spaces. It has long been the most important town in West Brabant and is the former capital of the “Baronie de Breda”.
It is a “Nassau” town with a rich past and historic buildings such as, the 13th century almshouse complex “Begijnhof”, the Church of Our Lady on the market square, and the castle which used to be the official residence of Willem of Orange.

Explore the many sides of the town and discover what Breda has to offer.

Breda has twice received the accolade “best town centre in the Netherlands”


Its culture and history

Breda is a modern town with plenty of museums, such as the Stedelijk Museum and the Begijnhof Museum, many art galleries, and also the unique “Bierreclame Museum”, a great pub for beer lovers. It’s a town full of sculpture and hosts the internationally famous biennial festival ‘Breda Photo’

Walking and Cycling

You can explore Breda by foot, by bike or by water. If you would like to venture further afield you can, for instance, walk or cycle the river Mark route, while a 30-minute bike ride takes you to the Belgian border. Enjoy the nearby Mast Woods and the Liesbos. The town also offers plenty of parks to relax in, not forgetting Breda Beach down by the river Mark, www.bredabeach.nl

Shopping in Breda

Shopping in the town centre should include visits to the Baroness Mall, ‘t Sas Court for its architecture, and other streets as Willemstraat, Veemarktstraat, ‘t Ginneken. See furtherwww.stappen-shoppen.nl

Night Life
Breda boasts the highest density of pubs in the Netherlands and a wide choice of restaurants. Down by the harbour and in the market square you can relax at any of the pavement cafes for a drink and a meal. See www.stappenbreda.nlTip: the finest and biggest casino in Europe is in Breda. Seewww.hollandcasino.nl
Theatre, films and live performances
For a cultural evening out choose between the well-known ChassétheaterPodium BloosTheater 77De Stilte or in thePop Temple Mezz.Breda has three film complexes PathéKinepolis and Chassé theater/cinema

Breda is a town full of energy and plays host to a variety of annual events. See the events calendarwww.vvvbreda.nl/nl/evenementen/


Breda Jazz festival

the well-known four-day annual jazz festival starting on “Hemelvaartsdag” (Ascension Day) with many live performances all around the town.

 For more information about the surrounding countryside consult the folder “Uit in Brabant”. Or plan a day trip to Antwerp, Rotterdam or Endhoven.


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Breda has a great deal to offer – from culture and nightlife to special events and nature. We are happy to share tips with you.


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