Breda is a municipality in the south-western Netherlands, situated where the Mark (Merk) and Aa rivers meet. Breda is known for its beer, called Breda Royal Beer and Oranjeboom. This is also the city where Mentos originated. Breda is home to the Dutch Royal Military Academy, and surprisingly...a very high number of shoe shops. The city centre contains historic buildings and portions of the singels, or moats. Various historic buildings, especially the Beguinage, Grote Kerk (Large Church), and Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk (Church of Our Lady) offer incredible examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Industrial activities in Breda include food processing and the manufacturing of machinery, rayon, and matches. Companies like Hero (lemonade), Van Melle (Mentos), De Faam (liquorice), and Kwatta (chocolate) are famous throughout Western Europe and some the world. There are many industrial, commercial, and executive office spaces available throughout Breda.
Entertainment And Dining Out
For an afternoon of fun, try Efteling, the Netherlands largest theme park. There is something for every age group. Most rides are unique to the park, produced by Efteling, which makes this a voyage of discovery. The park grounds are well tended and lush. Restaurant Lades is a Turkish restaurant in Breda that has wonderful food and a cheerful atmosphere. Other great dining choices in the area include Restaurant Chocolat, Restaurant Dickens & Jones, and Restaurant Flinstering.
There are many airport options close to Breda. They are: • Eindhoven Airport (EIN / EHEH), which is the closest one. This airport has international flights from Eindhoven, Netherlands and is 50 km (31 miles) from the centre of Breda. • Antwerp International Airport (ANR / EBAW) has international flights from Antwerp, Belgium and is 58 km (36 miles) from Breda. • Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM / EHRD) has international flights from Rotterdam, Netherlands and is 64 km (39 miles) from Breda. • Brussels Airport (BRU / EBBR) has international flights from Brussels, Belgium and is 103 km (64 miles) from Breda. Breda has two railway stations, Breda and Breda-Prinsenbeek, providing connections with Zuid-Holland (Dordrecht – Rotterdam – Den Haag) and Tilburg – Eindhoven. You can also go from the Breda station to Roosendaal with connection to Vlissingen and Antwerp. In addition, trains also head north from Breda to Amsterdam and east to Den Bosch – Nijmegen.