Breda may be historic in outlook, but the inhabitants conduct their active daily lives with a modern down-to-earth approach – against a gorgeous historical backdrop. The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of our Lady) is the most important monument and a landmark of Breda that can be admired from almost every place in the city. Breda has been voted best city centre in the Netherlands, with plenty of pavement cafes, trendy restaurants and excellent shopping. The so-called ´Spanjaardsgat´ reminds visitors of the time Breda was in hands of the Spaniards. The Breda Castle shows the historical relation between Breda and the home of Oranje Nassau. The ancestors of the Dutch Royal Family, the Nassaus, were of great importance for the city.

Must do's

With kids

The Mastbos has a real Gnome Trail

Breda with kids


Most shops in Breda are open on Sundays too

Shopping Breda


Breda has a broad selection of museums

Museums Breda


More than 500 eateries

Culinary highlights
Breda, Valkenburg park
Breda, gezin aan het water