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Sightseeing in Breda - what to see. Complete travel guide

Breda is a small town and a motherland of the great artist Diego Velasquez. Even years this town was known as a large center of food industry though for many, this place was traditionally popular as a tourist resort. The key for this lays in the fact there are simply no large and modern megalopolises in the Netherlands, so Breda is considered one of the coziest and most picturesque old towns in the country. This destination will suit those travellers, who seek peaceful and calm rest.
One of the most famous sights in Breda is Breda Castle built in 1536. Today in this castle is organized the Royal Military Academy that prepares best officers in the country. Interesting fact – approximately 25% of all cadets who study in the academy are females. The palace is created in best traditions of the medieval architecture and all visitors can see this if they decide to attend a special excursion. If you decide to participate in one, don’t limit yourself on visiting the palace only as its surroundings are no less interesting. You can take a walk on ancient watching towers that were later rebuilt into chapels. One of the chapels is Catholic and another one is Protestant. This has been made to maintain a tolerant approach towards different religions.
Valkenberg Park is located nearby the castle. It is decorated with numerous fountains and sculptures. While taking a walk in this park you will see many coffee houses where you can make a stop, have a cup of delicious tea and share your impressions about the excursion. The central part of the town is traditionally a place for multiple shops, trading pavilions, restaurants and bars. Here you can also attend the Museum of Beer – this wonderful amber-colored drink is very popular in the Netherlands. The local theatre is located nearby, as well as the Museum of General Maček. Rietdijk village is approximately one hour away from the town. This village is famous for annual international festival of balloons that takes place here each August and lasts for three days. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all castles
Castles in Breda and around
♥   Castle 'Breda Castle' , 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Loevestein' , 30.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nemerlaer Castle' , 31.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Westmalle Castle' , 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Heeswijk Castle' , 46.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Breda
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Loonse en Drunense Duinen' , 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Grenspark de Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide' , 32.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Oosterschelde' , 62.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' , 65 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Breda from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Queen's Day

From the series “Most enchanting and vibrant festivals”
The Queen’s Day is an occasion to trade all possible things. Very often in the street markets you can buy unique antiques and works of art. The most extensive festivities are traditionally held in Amsterdam. As the city centre is overcrowded, no transport is possible there. Thousands of visitors have to walk. Plenty of interesting decorations and orange clothing, exciting street performances and markets that stretch for several kilometres are really worth visiting and enjoying. … Read further

Madurodam

From the series “Famous miniature museums of architectural objects and cities”
Madurodam received its name in honour of the famous student from Curacao George Maduro, who sacrificed his life in fight against the Nazi occupying forces. The initiators of the construction of the park were parents of the deceased student. For many years after the opening, all the proceeds of Madurodam were transferred to charitable purposes. The park of miniatures actively cooperates with various youth and charitable organizations nowadays. For tourists, Madurodam is a great opportunity to see the iconic sights of Holland in one place. The beautiful Royal Palace, the Mauritshuis Museum, the modern Schiphol Airport and the Rijksmuseum are just a few of the realistic mock-ups available for study. … Read further
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