Stanislaw Maczek was a Polish general who liberated Breda in 1944. He was made an honorary citizen of the city. When he died in 1994 at 102 years of age, he was flown to Breda to be buried at the Polish Military Cemetery at Ettensebaan, Breda.
If you're interested, there is a small museum for him, www.maczekmuseum.nl. It was set up by Kees Coenders who has the museum in part of his house. The museum is open every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 14-17 hrs. You can also make an appointment to visit.
Address: De La Reyweg 95, 4818 BA Breda (Trip van Zoudtlandtkazerne)
How to get there: take bus 12 from Central Station. After an 8 minute ride, get out at Hogeschoollaan. Walk 2 minutes to De La Reyweg (also spelled as De La Reijweg).
How to get to the Polish Military Cemetery:
take bus 311 from Central Station. You arrive at the cemetery (which is also a working cemetary/crematorium) after a 9 minute ride (exit at Tuinzigtlaan), then an 8 minute walk.
This place is found in the former village of Princenhage, now a part of the city. What looks like a bar is in fact a museum of beer promotional articles. Posters, neon lights, glasses etc., all of Dutch and Belgian brands and all of before 1960. At the bar you can choose from 35 contemporary beers to drink, and occassionally there's live music, mostly folk acts. Open on Sundays only, from 11.00 til 23.00 h.
Adress: Haagweg 375 . Note that this street begins in the centre but it takes quite a walk before you finally arrive at this number. Take the bus to Princenhage instead. Definitely take the bus back!
Breda's museum shows you history, culture and art of Breda and surroundings and the collection of the bishopric of Breda.
It is a 15 min. walk from the station
How often we avoid the most interesting things of the cities we live in. And even more often we assume that a place is boring or not interesting just because of its name. Who would think that the Beer Reclame Museum in Breda is something great to visit? I always thought it is a place full of some kind of promotional things that were done for beer and everything is in Dutch, which I still didn't master.
The museum surprised me!!! It's a nice place every inch of which is filled with everything that is related to beer. Boards, signs, glasses, ashtrays....well, everything you can imagine is there for you to enjoy.
The nice bar of the museum has many different beer brands to choose from and you can enjoy them in a nice garden (if the weather permits). Of course you can sit inside by the bar or take your beer to the second floor which is also full of beer related things.
On the first floor there's a tiny room with beer items full of dust. This is the place where you can purchase what ever you find in there.
Remember that you have to pay cash for everything, credit cards won't help.
If you happen to go to this beer paradise, keep in mind that the place is only open on Sundays!