All you need to know about Breda

Breda is a city in the Netherlands. It lies to the south of the country and was once of great political and military significance. It has a population of more than 183,000, and is divided into seven city sectors.

Breda’s economic activities were once largely industrial, and centred on the food and drink industry. Nowadays, the city has service-orientated economy focused on trade, logistics and business. Many multinational companies are based there including General Electric and General Motors.

There are lots of things to see and do in Breda, from a walk through its main square to a visit to Grote Markt. Famous sights include the Castle of Breda and Begijnhof Museum. Popular green spaces worth seeing are Stadspark and Willem Merkxtuin.

At the city’s main shopping centre, De Barones, you can pick up everything from clothes to shoes. Other shopping areas include t’Sas and Het Ginneken.

Breda has two train stations - both of which connect to areas like South Holland and Tilburg. Its main motorway, the A16, runs through Breda and on to Rotterdam and Antwerp. It’s also served by the A27 motorway.

SilverDoor has number of exclusive serviced apartments in Breda that are great for business travel.