Breda, a contemporary city that is more than 750 years old. This lively town has centuries-old monuments, great restaurants, charming pavement cafes on the Market Place and bustling shopping streets. No wonder Breda has been named Best City Center of The Netherlands.
Welcome to Royal City of Breda! We take you on a city walk through our historic inner city. You can get to know the oldest parts of Brabant. You discover that the ancestors of our Royal House left their exceptional mark here. Breda is justifiably the home of the House of Orange-Nassau!
From the water, you see Breda from a different and surprising side. A boat tour is an experience for all ages. If you’d prefer to get active, take on the challenge of stand-up paddleboarding over the canals, hire a canoe or grab a pedal boat!
The Foods & Boots walk tells the story of Breda as a garrison town. The route takes you past the city’s important military buildings and tells the history of the military heritage.
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At the charming Begijnhof residential court in Breda, you will find 35 beguine houses, a lovely chapel and a breath-taking herb garden with no fewer than three hundred different herbs and of course a bleachfield. You may have an opportunity to visit one of the residents of the residential court.
The Grote Markt is the central point of Breda and stems from roughly 1275 and 1325. This has long been the home of the City Hall and the Grote Kerk church and official receptions, large ceremonies and festive events are still held here. Furthermore, you will find many outdoor cafes where you can enjoy a snack and/or drink.