The Barony (LandStad De Baronie) is a region that can bring you the best of both worlds. This bustling corner of west North Brabant mixes urban ambiance with beautiful natural landscapes. It's those landscapes that served as inspiration for Brabant's most famous painter: Vincent van Gogh. With the best city centre in the Netherlands (Breda) at its heart and countless uniquely unforgettable locales in the area, The Barony is the perfect candidate for a longer stay.
From A to Z, from Alphen-Chaam to Zundert
As the Cittaslow capital of Brabant, Alphen-Chaam has truly earned this international certification based on the Slow Food movement, as it boasts an authentic living environment, landscape, range of regional products, and cultural history. That means visitors can truly enjoy the local hospitality at a gentler pace.
Baarle-Nassau is perhaps the oddest village in the world, as 30 sections of Belgium and the Netherlands are intertwined in this single border town.
Breda is known for its extensive calendar of events, and its historic city centre. Vincent van Gogh started his career in Etten-Leur, and there are little hints of this to be found in all sorts of different places. Oosterhout is an ideal base for wonderful cycling and walking tours, but it's also known for The Holy Triangle, a protected site that's home to three abbeys.
Ski Dome Rucphen is an excellent snow amusement park, located in the cradle of Brabant cycling. Vincent van Gogh's birthplace, Zundert, is famous for hosting the largest dahlia parade in the world. The beauty and splendour of this annual event is truly incredible.
Versatile, relaxing, historic
With a range of diverse destinations around the corner, you'll find a versatile landscape here, built around historic village and city centres. That's what makes The Barony such an interesting destination for both city trip and nature lovers.
Located in an originally extensive complex of national monuments, and in one of the oldest streets in Breda, Hotel Nassau Breda offers a truly unique hotel experience.More information
Located in the centre of Etten-Leur, the Van Gogh Church offers a fascinating glimpse into what is probably the least known period in Vincent van Gogh’s life, but certainly not the least important!More information
Vincents Bar & Bistro – Bed & Boutique is located in the centre of Etten-Leur, just opposite the Van Gogh ChurchMore information
The Flaasbloem is the perfect location for young families seeking a fantastic holiday in the countryside, with a unique mix of forests, water and beaches.More information