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A day trip to Breda

In the south of Holland lies the city Breda. This city has a remarkable nice old town. The key attractions are the castle of Breda and the Great church. The castle consists of several buildings and is surrounded by a moat. Its medieval character is clearly visible. A bit further into town you can visit the Great church. This enormous church still dominates the skyline as it did in former days and is a true highlight of this city. Its architecture is typical for the south of Holland. On the nearby Great market square you can relax with a drink and enjoy the historical view which has become the postcard picture of Breda.

There are several other important historical buildings such as the court of Justice, the Saint Joost chapel, the Queen Wilhelmina pavilion and the Beyerd museum. One small but amazing place in Breda is the Beguinage. This has a small garden and is surrounded by a church and several houses. It has a very peaceful atmosphere and feels like its from a different world. Probably that's how it was intended to be in the first place.

For a bit of modern architecture it might be worthwhile to visit the grounds of the university where several modern buildings in different styles are located and make up an attractive campus. The presence of the university makes Breda a much more lively city and there are bars and beer terraces scattered around the city and especially on a sunny day it is a very enjoyable place to visit. Getting to Breda is easy as it is connected by rail to almost any other city in The Netherlands. Given the size of Holland it can be visited as a day trip from from the nearby cities of Tilburg and Den Bosch, but it is also possible to do it from Amsterdam. The city can be easily seen in one day. 


Breda travel photo gallery

 
Moat near the castle of Breda.

Moat near the castle.

 
Castle of Breda in The Netherlands.

Castle of Breda.

 



Fountain in Valkenberg park.

Fountain in Valkenberg park.



The Netherlands photo galleries that are available: AmsterdamBreda, Den BoschGoudaHaarlemLeidenNijmegenRotterdamThe HagueTilburg and Utrecht.



 
Castle of Breda.

Castle of Breda.

 



Castle of Breda moat.

Castle moat.

 
Tower on the outer wall of the castle of Breda in The Netherlands.

Tower on the outer wall of the castle.

 
Entrance to the castle of Breda.

Entrance to the castle.

 
Bridge crossing the moat of the castle of Breda.

Bridge crossing the moat of the castle.

 
Queen Wilhelmina pavilion.

Queen Wilhelmina pavilion.

 
Statue of Willem III.

Statue of Willem III.

 
Small bar-restaurant.

Small bar-restaurant.

 
Bell tower of the Great church in Breda.

Bell tower of the Great church.

 



Great church.

Great church.

 
The Great church in Breda.

The Great church.

 
Town hall, Breda.

Town hall.

 
Great market square.

Great market square.

 
Saint Antonius church.

Saint Antonius church.

 
Old houses in the historical city center.

Old houses in the historical city center.

 
Historical houses.

Historical houses.

 



Old Catharina monastery in Breda, The Netherlands.

Old Catharina monastery.

 



University of Breda.

University.

 



Towers of the Saint Antonius of Padua and the Great church.

Towers of the Saint Antonius of Padua and the Great church.

 



Modern buildings of the university of Breda.

Modern buildings of the university.

 
Breda water tower.

Water tower.

 
Church towers rising out of Breda.

Church towers.

 
Catharina monastery.

Catharina monastery.

 
Catharina monastery, Breda.

Catharina monastery.

 
Church of the Catharina monastery.

Church of the Catharina monastery.

 
Museum the Beyerd.

Museum the Beyerd.

 
Empty street in Breda.

Empty street.

 
The old court of justice and women prison.

The old court of justice and women prison.

 



Court of justice, Breda.

Court of justice.

 



Typical dutch old houses.

Typical dutch old houses.

 
Artwork on the Sophia street.

Artwork on the Sophia street.

 



Beautiful Maurits street.

Beautiful Maurits street.

 



Small park on Maurits street.

Small park on Maurits street.

 
Gate of Breda building.

Gate of Breda building.

 
Nassau-Baronie monument.

Nassau-Baronie monument.

 
Historical city centre.

Historical city center.

 
Historical houses in Breda.

Historical houses.

 
The society shop.

The society shop.

 
Great church looking out over the Great market.

Great church looking out over the Great market.

 
Terrace on a square.

Terrace on a square.

 
Breda town hall.

Town hall.

 
Saint Joost chapel in Breda.

Saint Joost chapel.

 
Historical house.

Historical house.

 



Square in the old town center.

Square in the old town center.

 



Old building.

Old building.

 



Typical street in the old town of Breda.

Typical street in the old town.

 
Shopping street.

Shopping street.

 
Great church bell tower.

Great church bell tower.

 



Great market square, Breda.

Great market square.

 
Small restaurant in front of the Great church.

Small restaurant in front of the Great church.

 
Impressive old building.

Impressive old building.

 
Great church in the historical city center of Breda.

Great church in the historical city center.

 



Beguinage, Breda.

Beguinage.

 



Garden and old houses in the Beguinage.

Garden and old houses in the Beguinage.

 



Church and garden of the Beguinage.

Church and garden of the Beguinage.

 
Historical Beguinage (Begijnhof).

Historical Beguinage (Begijnhof).

 



View from the back of the Beguinage.

View from the back of the Beguinage.



Internet sites with travel information about Breda



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