Breda 

Breda

Breda is not only a suitable home base for the Redhead Days Festival but also a city that has so much more to offer our visitors.  This wonderful city was named the best city for socialising and  having a day or evening out in 2012. This honour was not bestowed on the city for no reason!   Breda prides itself on offering an attractive atmospheric centre with a wide diversity of cafes, restaurants and terraces and ensures visitors are not lacking in the best of amenities. Enjoy Breda’s hospitality on the Grote Markt, Havermarkt or at the many establishments along the harbour’s edge.

The local government of Breda supports our event by funding.

Traveling to Breda?

There are plenty of ways to reach Breda by car or public transportation..

By Air:
If you are flying to Holland the nearest airports are Eindhoven and Rotterdam. Bigger airports are Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport or Brussels Zaventem (both are the same distance from Breda). From there, you could take the train. It`s fast, reliable and reservations are not required.
By Train:
If you come by train, your destination is: Breda Central Station. There are connections from all parts of the country and Breda is also easily accessible from Belgium and Germany. From the central station to the city centre is a 5 minutes walk. 

By car:
If you arrive by car, the easiest way is to park your car in one of the parking garages nearby the centre, e.g. Parking De Prins (Middellaan) and Parking De Barones (Nieuweweg). A parking fee will be charged.

Shopping
Shopping is a must in Breda. The beautiful historical buildings in many of the shopping streets offer a wide assortment of goods for all tastes. The Ginnekenstraat, Eindstraat and Karrestraat are the most renowned shopping areas but under no circumstances should you miss taking a look at the side streets. The Veemarktstraat, Halstraat, Lange Brugstraat and the shopping centre ‘t Sas invite you to admire their surprising, stylish and exclusive stores.   For more exclusive shopping you can also visit the Wilheminastraat and the Ginnekenweg  just a short distance from the city centre. Here you can find amongst other stores a large cook shop,  wine establishment, exclusive clothing boutiques and a selection of top class retailers.

History
Breda has a rich and historical past. In 1404 The German nobleman Engelbert van Nassau set foot on Dutch ground.  He married Johanna van Polanen from Breda and the city became known as the Nassau city.  You can find many ancestors of our royal family buried in the Grote Kerk and several monuments in the city reflect this era.  A visit to the castle in also highly recommended, however admittance is only permitted with a qualified tour guide.  This is because the castle is situated in the compound of the Royal Military Academy.  The local Tourist Information Office (VVV) will advise you of possible tours etc.

To do
Today’s Breda also has much to offer its’ many visitors.  Enjoy a boat tour on the canals which provides a delightful manner of seeing the local sites.  For creative inspiration pay a visit to the MOTI museum (Museum of the Image) or do you fancy your chances at the tables?  Our outstanding Holland Casino is a couple of minutes walk from the centre. Situated next door to the casino is Breda’s  Chasse theatre, a unique building designed by the esteemed Dutch architect Hertzberger who also designed the Central Library.  Should you become tired of all the sightseeing then a visit to the local Chasse or Pathe cinema  may offer you a welcome break.

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