Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Breda and its surroundings
Breda is a charming city with a long history and rich heritage. Breda's Breda's Museum is a great place to learn about the city's past, with collections of paintings, textiles, industrial machines and other artefacts. The General Maczek Museum commemorates the city's World War II experience, including exploits of the general's First Polish Armoured Division. Another museum worth visiting is the Museum of the Image, which is dedicated to graphic design, in all its different forms (i. e. in print, on clothing, online, etc.) For a quirky activity, visit the Beer Advertisements Museum, which has one of the largest collections of enamelled advertising signs in Europe. Be sure to visit Breda's Beguinage, a type of religious settlement established by Roman Catholic sisterhoods starting in the 12th century. The settlements consist of a courtyard and small cottages or houses, usually separated from the town. Not far away, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady), a 15th century gothic cathedral is a great example of the city's architectural heritage. Whilst staying at the Campanile Breda make sure you make the most of the many great for outdoor activities on hand, such as Chassépark, just a short distance from Breda's Museum, and Valkenberg Park, located in the northern part of the city, next to BredaCastle.