Stedelijk Museum Breda

The youngest city museum in the Netherlands has been renovated. Visit the new permanent exhibition De Nassaus van Breda and learn why Breda was one of the first cities in the Netherlands to make the Italian renaissance visible.

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The youngest city museum in the Netherlands has been renovated. Visit the new permanent exhibition De Nassaus van Breda – Kasteel, stad en land (The Nassaus of Breda – Castle, city and country) and learn why Breda was one of the first cities in the Netherlands to make the Italian renaissance visible. You will also learn how a little rich girl played an important role in the direct link between our royal house and the city. In addition to this ‘Orange exhibition’, the Stedelijk Museum Breda also has many exhibitions about Breda’s (somewhat) more recent history. Ambitie & Verlangen (Ambition & Desires) reveals the Breda of the 19th century.
The interactive Family Traces makes the exhibitions especially attractive to both young and old. Learn all about Breda’s cultural history in this welcoming and engaging museum.

Breda’s magnificence
It is a well-kept secret that t…

The youngest city museum in the Netherlands has been renovated. Visit the new permanent exhibition De Nassaus van Breda – Kasteel, stad en land (The Nassaus of Breda – Castle, city and country) and learn why Breda was one of the first cities in the Netherlands to make the Italian renaissance visible. You will also learn how a little rich girl played an important role in the direct link between our royal house and the city. In addition to this ‘Orange exhibition’, the Stedelijk Museum Breda also has many exhibitions about Breda’s (somewhat) more recent history. Ambitie & Verlangen (Ambition & Desires) reveals the Breda of the 19th century.
The interactive Family Traces makes the exhibitions especially attractive to both young and old. Learn all about Breda’s cultural history in this welcoming and engaging museum.

Breda’s magnificence
It is a well-kept secret that the grandeur of Breda is all about the intriguing family history of the Orange Nassaus, our current royal house. Rare books, costly glassware, portraits, ecclesiastical objects, the ‘surprising’ contents of cesspools as well as personal witnesses carry you off to the prime of Breda. Learn all about the lavish feasts, intrigue, squabbling and conflicts in king Willem-Alexander’s family history. Discover the role of the Grote Kerk (Church of Our Lady, with its Prince chapel) and Breda Castle in this ancient, surprisingly human story.

Ideal starting point
All of this makes the Stedelijk Museum Breda the idea starting point for families and culture enthusiasts with an interest in the history and art of Breda and the surrounding area. The location of the museum makes it perfect to add to a visit to (and exploration of) the city centre. With the train station and bus stop within walking distance, ample (paid) parking and full wheelchair accessibility, the museum can be reached by all. Your ‘day in Breda’ can be rounded off with a visit to the Begijnhof and/or the main square the Grote Markt, followed by a walk in Valkenberg Park to allow all of the impressions to sink in ....

Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every wednesday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every sunday from 10:00 to 17:00

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