Of course we are willing to show you some of the highlights of Breda.
These highlights are part of our history so they are part of our lives.
However, Breda Greeters also want to show the things that you will not find in a guidebook or are hard to discover if you are just wandering about.
Breda is also a bustling city culturally! With the Chassé Theater, Breda owns one of the largest theaters in the Netherlands, it was designed by the famous
architect Herman Herzberger! Furthermore, during the spring and summer months on Tuesdays, the ‘Parkies’ take place in the Valkenberg park, free of charge
live pop concerts. The Mezz (popularly called ‘the peanut’) is the Breda Pop temple. The Breda Jazzfestival is world famous (three days each year with Pentecost)
There are many art galleries, music activities, there are a number of small theaters where small intimate theater and dance performances are given.
And there are a number of ‘unknown’ museums, such as the beer advertising museum … in short, many things you simply need to know, otherwise you won’t find them
…. your greeter knows them, and knows how to find them for you 😉 !
The (later royal) house of Oranje – Nassau plays a major role In the history of Breda, and Breda plays a major role in the House of Orange – Nassau. Let your greeter tell you everything about this. He can also show you the two Castles that the city still has: the Castle of Breda (now Royal Military Academy and Castle Bouvigne.
Breda is a very old city, but it also has a very nice combination of old architecture combined with very new architecture. Your greeter can show you some ‘pearls’ of ‘how Breda does this’ and tell you everything about it !
The Stedelijk Museum Breda is the museum for heritage and history of the city of Breda and for contemporary visual culture. The museum comes from Breda’s Museum and MOTI, Museum of the Image. The history of Stedelijk Museum Breda goes back to 1903, when the first municipal museum was established. Since then, a rich and varied collection has been built, focusing on developments in and around the city. Sub-collections have also been formed on themes such as religion, the army and industry. The museum also has an extensive visual art collection. Stedelijk Museum Breda is an attractive and inviting city museum that is open to ideas, dialogue and cooperation. The Stedelijk Museum Breda is located in the Oudemannenhuis, also known as De Beyerd. One of the oldest buildings in Breda served for centuries as a guesthouse for old men, the homeless, the sick and passers-by. The building is a symbol of the emergence of the city and its growth into a vital connecting city. Your greeter can tell you everything about it, but also about the neighboring ‘Café de Beyerd’ with its own Breda beer brewery 🙂
The Breda Beguinage is a complex surrounded by walls consisting of houses and a small church in the center of Breda. The 29 houses spread over two courtyards are grouped around an herb garden. Here is also a statue of two beguines in conversation. It is located close to the Valkenberg Park, and is an oasis of silence, right in the (sometimes) hectic city center of Breda.
Breda is a very green city. Of course there is the “Valkenberg park”, the former garden of the Castle of Breda. But Breda has many more parks,
not to mention the very large Mastbos that extends into Belgium, and the Zaartbos, both within walking distance of the center,. Let your greeter tell you
everything about it!
In addition to the usual range of stores, Breda also has many small specialty shops offering high-quality, traditional and original items. Whether it’s about shoes, design, art or delicacies. There are special items for every taste … as long as you know where to look … the Greeters know where to find them.
Breda has a rich history, there are many interesting stories to tell about it. The city also has a lot of history with regard to the House of Orange. For example, in the Grote Kerk there are a number of graves of ancestors of the current King ……. Walking through the historic center of the city is walking through the history of the Netherlands ….. Let a Breda Greeter show you all the places of interest.