Breda Off The Beaten Path

  • The Galderse Meren
    The Galderse Meren
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    Breda snale
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  • Endless paths of Mastbos
    Endless paths of Mastbos
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Breda

  • 1. Castle

    Our guide a real "Bredanaar" (person who lived all his live in Breda) here in the picture, told us that this is the original castle door, in the old days it has two stairs beside each other, because...

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  • 2. Museums

    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...

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  • 3. Ginneken / Bouvigne castle

    The neighborhood called Ginneken, south of the city centre, is a former village, annexed by the city of Breda after WWII. It's still has the village-type atmosphere, however. Tree-lined streets and a...

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  • 4. Begijnhof

    We have one of the oldest 'Begijnhofjes' in the Netherlands. This is a place were nuns live together in small houses with their own gardens etc. You'll find it in the Centre. Second, there is the...

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  • 5. Gone to the birds [in the city of Orange]

    These paths have been tread more by geese and ducks than by humans. Until those fowl learn how to write I will consider this an Off-the-beaten-path location....

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  • 6. The Galderse Meren

    The Galderse Meren are located in Galder. Not far from the center of Breda. There are two lakes, a big lake with an official nude beach and a smaller lake with...

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  • 7. Willem Merkx Garden

    Willem Merkx used to be the mayor of Breda between 1967 and 1983. The garden that was named after him is hiding behing many houses, right in the city center....

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  • 8. Mastbos Tip 4

    If you follow the road to the Bouvigne castel, coming from the Ginneken area, as you pass the Heeren van Oranje restaurant the road sign will take you to the...

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  • 9. Mastbos Tip 3

    The forest is huge (well for the Netherlands it is) and somehow you'd have to know where you are and where you go. Those signs are placed all over the park and...

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  • 10. Mastbos Tip 2

    Walking in the Mastbos you'll find many signs that explain what kind of wild life you may spot there. The text is in Dutch, but the signs have pictures of the...

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  • 11. Mastbos Tip 1

    Mastbos is a forest located between Breda, Effen, and Ulvenhout. It has many routes for walking, biking, and even horse riding. Some of these routes are 35...

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  • 12. Polish Breda

    Breda has strong ties with Poland, even though this may not be well known in Poland itself. In 1944 the Polish armoured division liberated the city and many...

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  • 13. Boat rides

    The old town of Breda is largely surrounded by water. Boat rides can be made on part of it, starting from the Spanjaardsgat. Although I like the idea I didn't...

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  • 14. The jailhouse

    Following the LF9, you'll pass in front of this nice building. This is the former court house. You can read the following motto on the front: "Suum cuique...

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  • 15. Air Ballon Fiesta

    Every year, usually in August, the Air Balloon Fiesta takes place in the outskirts of Breda. It last three days and during this event you can see the air...

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  • 16. KMA (Royale Military Academie)

    So often my son walks along the gates of the Royale Military Academie and everytime we have to stop because he want to have a look at the fighter jet that is...

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  • 17. KMA (Royale Military Academie)

    At 1826 King Willem de first decide to change the castle into a Military Academie.Unfortunatly during the rebuilding 1826 - 1828 a lot of the original...

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  • 18. Cafe Sam Sam

    This is the best kept secret of Breda. Cafe Sam Sam offers free internet service. All you have to do is to order a drink and you're free to check your VT mail....

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  • 19. Ev. Luth. Kerk

    On sunday morning we found this protestant church hidden behind some houses. When closed it looks like a normal shopfront but when the door is open you can see...

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  • 20. Take it easy in the park

    The park of Breda is a wonderful natural oasis of peace and tranquility. On sunny days children are playing on the fields and students are laying down with...

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  • 21. Facades on old monumental houses

    Look up ... look up ... there's so much special features that you can find on the tops of the houses. Facades, weaponshields and even statues ... if not just a...

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  • 22. Statues, large and small, visible and hidden

    Looking through the gates that surround a part of the KMA (Military Academy) or Castle of Breda, one notices a group of white tiny figures "playing" in the...

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  • 23. Statues, small and large, hidden and visible

    Many don;t notice, but without them a town would miss something for sure. Statues are found on squares and in parks, but also in the strangest places. In the...

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  • 24. The old home of lady "Justitia"

    Overshaded by the splendour of the Our Dear Ladies church and the cosyness of the Market, the old courthouse on the "Malieveld" is almost forgotten. The large...

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  • 25. "Huis van bewaring" ... the prison

    In Dutch we have a pleasant name for the prison "huis van bewaring" which would be something like "House of keeping" if one translates it literally into...

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