Breda attractions

Top Choice Church in Breda

Grote Kerk

Finished in 1509, the ornate tower-spire of this soaring Gothic church is one of the Netherlands' most beautiful. At 97m it still forms the iconic focus of old Breda and can be climbed on Saturdays (plus summer Thur…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Breda

Hoge Brug Viewpoint

Breda's most photo-perfect view is canal side from beside Hoge Brug.
Museum in Breda

Stedelijk Museum Breda

Breda's main museum tells the city's remarkable history through paintings and artefacts, but to make sense of it you'll need to request the explanatory booklet and read as much as you peruse. The order can be confus…
Historic Site in Breda


Delightfully calm and pretty, if a little grander than many of the better-known beguinages of Belgium and Holland, these almshouses for unmarried or widowed women (begijnen) were moved to their present location in 1…
Park in Breda


With mature trees and fountains playing in its central pond, this lovely park forms Breda's green heart and is packed with sunworshippers on summer afternoons.
Fortress in Breda


Built in 1610, this hefty watergate with low-slung octagonal bastion-towers was built to prevent a repeat of the 1590 Trojan Horse–style 'Turfschip' attack that had caught the Spanish occupiers napping. As with the …
Castle in Breda

Breda Castle

Off limits to visitors but visible from across its canal-ringed island, Breda's castle dates to at least 1300. It was expanded by the Nassaus in the 15th and 16th centuries then rebuilt by Willem of Orange from the …