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  • 1 Church of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk Interesting

    Religious buildings

    This impressive Gothic Brabant church dates from the 15 and 16C Its high belfry (97 m) is surmounted by an onion-shaped dome with a carillon of 49 bells. Inside there are a number of tombs, the most impressive being a Renaissance tomb, in alabaster, ..

  • 2 Het Spanjaardsgat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The remaining fortifications named "the Spanish hole" is made up of two large towers topped with small onion-shaped domes which framed a waterport which used to be used to drain water around the castle.

  • 3 Kasteel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This old fortified castle, remodelled in 1536 to the designs of Vincidor of Boulogne's, this castle was a favourite retreat of William the taciturn. It was given its current look between 1686 and 1695 under the stathouder William III of Orange to the..

  • 4 Havermarkt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    At the foot of Grande church, Havermarkt is a charming little square, once home to the haymarket. Today the square is filled by the customers of its many brasseries.

  • 5 Begijnhof

    Religious buildings

    Founded in 1267, the Beguine convent was moved here in 1531 It is comprised of 29 sober houses which border a courtyard containing a garden of medicinal plants and a chapel . The former chapel of the Beguine monks, which is now the Walloon Church (Wa..

  • 6 Grote Market

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grote Markt

    All the pedestrian streets converge upon this vast esplanade, which provides an attractive view over the River Grande. Church Opposite the town hall, at the corner of the Reigerstraat, this is an attractive house with a steeped gable. Also in the squ..

  • 7 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This building from the 17C was modified in 1767. The hall accommodates a copy of the Surrender of Breda by Velazquez, whose original is in the Prado (Madrid).

  • 8 De Beyerd

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This former hospice now accommodates the Centrum voor beeldende kunstques, a plastic arts centre, where you can see temporary exhibitions of international contemporary art, including ceramics, architecture design and photography.

  • 9 Breda's Museum

    Museums and art

    Set up in the main building of the old Chassé barracks, this museum gives it a historical and archaeological overview of the interesting history of the Breda barony. The history of the bishopric of Breda is also remembered by a large collection of re..

  • 10 Kasteel Bouvigne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bouvignelaan 5

    This castle stands in a clearing of the Mastbos, an attractive wood boasting pine and oak trees, crisscrossed with cycle tracks and bridle paths. The name of the castle comes from the word boeverije, meaning "lowland prairie". Built in 1612..

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