There is always something going on in the Burgundian city of Breda. If it is not on the Grote Markt, then it is in one of the many museums in the city. The beautiful green city park and the many canals that run through the city give Breda a cozy and urban appearance. Many of the sights are located in and around the centre, making everything easily accessible by foot. The many historic facades and buildings give every street a special appearance.
Especially when the weather is nice, this cozy market is flooded with people. This bustling square in the heart of the centre is therefore known for its pleasant terraces and good restaurants. Special sights on this Grote Markt are the war memorial Judith with the head of Holofernes, the old town hall where people still get married regularly and of course the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church).
The Grote Markt is a 4-minute walk from Hotel Nassau Breda.
CASTLE OF BREDA
Very early in history, this castle with its beautiful moat is known for its warm bond with members of the house of Oranje-Nassau. The castle was built around 1350 and served as the residence of the Dutch nobleman Jan van Polanen. The castle of Breda has held the function of military barracks for many years. Nowadays the castle is known as an institute for Military purposes and is partly open to the public during the Brabant Castle Days.
Right in the center of the Grote Markt is the most important monument of the city: the Great Church. Construction started around 1410 and lasted for several years. Dozens of members of the family of Henry III of Nassau-Breda are buried in the chapel. Both the outside and the inside are very nicely decorated.
Behind the Castle of Breda lies the beautiful city park Park Valkenberg. In this wonderful place of the city you will find a beautiful fountain, remnants of defense towers, statues of Hercules, the Baronie monument and playgrounds.
The historic Begijnhof of Breda is located on the edge of the Valkenberg park. Here you will find small houses, a church and some courtyards with a herb garden. Catholic women lived here around the twelfth century and led their lives in the sign of faith. Often they lived fairly sober and simple. The first houses were built around 1535. The Begijnhof Museum can be found at Catharinastraat 29.
Stedelijk Museum of Breda
Get to know Breda! In the Stedelijk Museum of Breda you will discover the history and art of Breda. The museum is accessible for all ages and you can visit many inspiring expositions. The museum is located at walking distance from Hotel Nassau Breda, in a beautiful monumental building.
Within a 10-minute drive you can find the beautiful nature reserve: Het Mastbos. If you like long or short walks, there is something for everyone! Go for a walk along the centuries-old trees and spot the most beautiful animals. Walk around or follow one of the walking routes!
Discover Efteling a World of Wonders! With its many attractions, it is one of the largest theme parks in the Netherlands! Experience enchanting moments, with the whole family. Everyone will find what they are looking for in Efteling. A unique park in the middle of nature.
Safari Park Beekse Bergen
Discover Safari Park Beekse Bergen! Explore the park by bus, boat, car or take one of the walking routes, and come face to face with wild animals. A perfect trip for young and old. Also visit Speelland Beekse Bergen, a wonderful day full of fun and exciting water activities!
National Park Biesbosch
If you are a nature lover, you should definitely visit the National Park Biesbosch. The Biesbosch is a large, extensive wetland area where there is plenty to do. Walking, sailing, cycling, camping or something else active. The park is about 30 minutes drive from Hotel Nassau Breda.
Horse riding at the Mastbos
Enjoy nature along one of the beautiful bridle paths in the Mastbos. Stalhouderij het Fjordenpaard is located on a unique location at the Mastbos. They offer wonderful forest rides for beginners and advanced riders and always under supervision. Discover this enchanting forest with a Fjord horse.