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Culture of Breda. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Breda is an old industrial city that is rich in historical landmarks and many places of interest that tourists will be excited to attend. The medieval Breda Castle, which was built in 1536, is the main symbol of the city. Nowadays, the magnificent fortress has become the location of the Royal Military Academy, which teaches the best officers in the country. The castle is a large architectural complex, in which visitors can walk peacefully in inner yards and admire perfectly decorated halls.
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 … Open
There are two ancient watch towers not far from the fortress. They were also constructed in the middle of the 16th century. The towers have survived till our days in a pristine condition but they have changed their initial purpose. The towers are now churches, one of which is Catholic and the other one is Protestant. There is one more landmark not far from the castle – the gorgeous Valkenbergpark. For years this park has been a favorite destination for relaxation and recreation for both locals and guests of the city. In the park, there are several wonderful playgrounds for children, a charming café, and a picnic area. Old fountains and statues make this park even more attractive. These silent witnesses of previous epochs never cease to amaze guests with their beauty and elegance.
There are several interesting landmarks in the central part of Breda. For example, here guests of the city will find Grotekerk, one of the most famous churches in the region. The gorgeous cathedral was built in the 15th century. Its territory has become a graveyard for many famous citizens of the city, counts, and barons. The main square of the city is just a few steps away from the church. It regularly hosts popular celebrations, fair trades, and events that take place in Breda. Both locals and guests of the city love this place because of numerous restaurants and bars that offer the best sort of local beer – Orangeboom. Copyright
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When it comes to cultural venues of the city, it is important to mention the local History and Economy Museum that is open in a historic building that was used as barracks in the past. Bierreclamemuseum is one more unusual and very interesting venue. During an excursion there, visitors will learn many interesting facts about the popular drink and its production. Naturally, the excursion ends in a local bar where attendees will sample the best beer in the region.
Stanislav Maczek Museum is a great place for everyone who wants to learn more about events of the World War II. This museum is named after the famous Polish general. There are many interesting landmarks in Breda suburbs. Travelers will find it interesting to attend Kasteel Bouvigne, a gorgeous landmark of the 17th-century architecture. There is a beautiful forest near the castle that is a popular destination for all fans of eco-tourism. There are many interesting cycling routes and even a horse riding school.
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All fans of art will find it incredibly interesting to attend the Stedelijk Museum Breda that was formerly famous under another name, the Museum of the Image. It is a gorgeous place dedicated to different forms of visual culture – design, fashion, film, architecture, photography, visual arts, and even gaming and science. The museum enjoys a truly prime location in one of the oldest buildings in the whole city. Built in the 13th century, the building was a hospice for pilgrims and strangers. In 1956, it became a cultural center and was famous as the Beyerd. It was decided to change the name to the Museum of Image in 2011.
The Netherlands is the motherland of many talented designers and artists. Stedelijk Museum Breda is a great place to see works of Piet Zwart, Anthon Beeke, Willem Sandberg, and Win Crouwel. The museum not only exhibits works of renowned designers but is also a venue to promote new talents.
Breda never ceases to conquer hearts of tourists with its hospitable and cozy atmosphere. Local people are friendly and easy-going. They have a positive outlook on life, and their unusual … Open
You can feel a special flavor on perhaps the most interesting street in the city – namely Ginnekenmarkt. You get to feel it, especially on Sunday when the market is full. On the market here you can buy everything that your heart desires, but antiques are particularly popular. It is also very pleasant to take a walk here. The history of this place dates as far back as the 16th century. In the past, it was the center of a large village. The city is known for having played an important role at the beginning of the Second World War – important battles took place here, and there is, therefore, a place here that makes you think about the futility of war. We are talking about the Pools militair Ereveld, where Polish soldiers who first gave their lives during the Second World War are buried.
Another interesting castle in the city is called Kasteel Bouvigne. This building is situated near an artificial reservoir. The first mention of the castle dates back to the year 1494. Over time it was expanded, and during World War II it was destroyed by a V-1 missile. It was however later reconstructed. The castle is remarkable for this: around it is a beautiful garden, where there are three sections: English, French and German gardens. Today, the castle is the favorite place of locals who wish to celebrate a wedding – it is difficult to think of a more picturesque place than this.
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While walking along Kasteelplein, you can come across a unique historical landmark. We are referring to Spanjaardsgat — two watchtowers left behind from the fortifications of Breda. These towers guard the entrance to the castle of Breda (Kasteel van Breda), and they look very elegant. The towers were named in Spanish because, during the conquest of the Netherlands by the Spaniards, it was here that the Dutch struck the enemy defenses and won their fortress. Great views can be beheld from here; it is worth visiting the place at least for the sake of such gorgeous views. In order to see the beautiful graffiti on the walls of the Breda buildings, you should walk along the Achter de Lange Stallen. Many of the graffiti are truly astonishing and can definitely be considered beautiful works of art.
Voormalig Burgerweeshuis, Breda - Former orphanage, Breda Some of the most interesting museums can be found in Breda, a priori obligatory to visit. For example, there is the Breda’s Begijnhof Museum, where you can get acquainted with the city life. There is an interesting layout of the city in miniature here. Bierreclame Museum, as the name implies, is a place where you can get acquainted with the history of beer. A pleasant addition will be the opportunity to taste the frothy drink. Fans of football meet at NAC Museum; here you can learn a lot of new information about the local football team, with photos of the best moments of the game. Another beautiful museum in Breda is called Miniaturenmuseum. Here you will find a collection of intricate doll houses. In the Stedelijk Museum, you can see unique works of art – for example, paintings with tree roots, unusual photos, videos, shoes of unusual shape.
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Public palaces near Breda
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Antwerp' Antwerp, 48.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Kneuterdijk Palace' , 63.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Huis ten Bosch Palace' , 63.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Lange Voorhout Palace' , 63.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Noordeinde Palace' , 63.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Peace Palace' , 64.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Kasteel Drakestein' , 72.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Breda
♥   Kathedrale Basiliek van St. Jan de Evangelist, ’s-Hertogenbosch, 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Kerk van de HH Laurentius en Elisabeth, Rotterdam, 42.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Liduina en Onze Lieve Vrouw van de Rozenkrans, Schiedam, 44.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerpen, 48.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Lourdes, Edegem, 53 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint Catharinakathedraal, Utrecht, 60.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Sint Maarten, Utrecht, 60.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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