Why go?

Breda is a wonderful fun-loving city in the southern part of Holland. Visit the historic monuments dating from the Nassau era, such as a Great Church, Begijnhof and Breda Castle. There are some great shopping areas and a wide variety of cafés and restaurants. Discover Breda, the perfect city for a long weekend trip.

Things to do

Discover the story of the city of Breda at the Stedelijk Museum Breda.

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Event Breda Jazz Festival
  • 21 May through 24 May
  • Breda

Visit Holland’s oldest and largest jazz festival, with free outdoor concerts!

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Castles Bouvigne Castle

Bouvigne is a fairy-tale castle surrounded by extraordinary gardens south of Breda.

Eating & drinking

Breda offers the famous ‘Burgundian’ welcome. Discover the restaurants, squares and terraces in Breda. If you love specialty beers, you must visit Café de Beyerd with its own brewery and over 100 beers on the menu.

Discover the food-loving city of Breda with its fantastic restaurants.

Breda offers wonderful cafés and terraces on great squares in the historic city centre.

From asparagus to strawberries and from anchovy to apples - even caviar.

Where to stay

Fantastic location, excellent service, friendly staff or great value for money.

A city trip to one of Brabant's cities or a week in beautiful natural surroundings. Check out our range of hotels and holiday homes in this province.

Bosrijk has been elected Holland's Best Holiday Park 4 times in a row. The accommodations are totally in line with the Efteling style and within walking distance of the park.

Shopping in Breda

Breda is a great city for shopping, with plenty of wonderful shops, trendy boutiques, and pleasant lunchrooms.

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Breda details

Breda is the main Nassau city in Holland, boasting many wonderful monuments from this era including the Grote Kerk or Great Church. It is the ninth biggest city in Holland, located in the province of Noord-Brabant. While a popular destination because of its rich history, Breda is also a fun-loving town where you will find many cafés, terraces and excellent restaurants. In addition it offers some great shopping districts with a broad range of specialty shops and boutiques.

Watch this video: Get a first glimpse of Breda

Where is what?

Transport in Breda

By public transport
Breda is easily accessible by train and bus. The Flix Bus also takes you to Amsterdam or airports in Brussels and Eindhoven.

By car
There is paid parking in most of the city center. You must enter your car’s registration number at the parking meter.

Transport in Holland

Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.

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