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Breda, Netherlands

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BREDA Feb 08, 2017
On a lovely Saturday afternon, on October 11, 2003, Hans and I attended the Breda V.T.Meeting hosted by Ilse (Matim) and her daughter Maaike. She took us on a leisurely stroll through Breda. We all met at the "T-Huisje" coffee shop in the Valkenbergpark. Our first stop was the Castle of Breda and the Spanjaardsgat. After that we visited the Grote Kerke. An interesting part of the tour was the Beguinage, which was a cloister for women who devoted themselves to God and who wanted to be in a safe and secluded environment .Our fantastic day was capped off with a dinner at "Dickens & Jones". It was so awesome that so many people from different countries (Belgium, Canada, Germany, Estonia. Israel ,Finland and of course Holland) came together like this.


A city in the southern part of The Netherlands, BREDA was a fortified city of strategic significance. In the 15th century the city's importance grew rapidly. A great Church was built in Brabantine Gothic style, called the Grote Kerk or Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk (Church of our Lady).

Interesting tourist sites include Spanjaardsgat, Begijnhof (Beguinage), Beyerd and Kasteel Bouvigne, a 17th century castle located in the Mastbos, the woods just outside Breda.


Standing at the edge of the Mastbos ( a forest just outside the centrum of Breda ), is the KASTEEL BOUVIGNE.Built in the 17th century, the castle is surrounded by water.

Presently occupied by the Conservancy Board of Waterworks.

Perhaps the most charming aspect of the Castle is its reflection in the pond located in front of it. On this day, it was a particularly blue sky.

Address: Edge of the Mastbos, just outside Breda Centrum
Kasteel Bouvigne
Grote Kerk
The Beyerd
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