Breda

Breda Travel Blog

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I know Breda only from passing by on the highway heading Belgium and further down south in Europe. A comment on one of the pictures of TB marianne (reizenmar), and an invitation to come and work on that comment, put me in the center of the city Breda. Breda is located in the south of holland in the friendly provincie Brabant , and for me with all the traffic jams an hour and a half travel time.

The center of Breda is a combination of old and new, a shopping centre ,restaurants, bars and a very nice and relaxing park. On a day like i had that day, beautiful weather every one is outside, in the park, on the terrace, and in the new harbor. This was the first day of the new summer festival with music, dance and DJ's.

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Marianne showed me around all the nice buildings, streets and explained the history of it. We fulfilled the comment, have a nice meal on the grote markt in a real Aussie pub, and say goodbye till next time, time was to short.

Oh....... the comment was simple, drinking a nice glass of beer, in the sun on a terrace on the grote markt. 

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20 dec 2012, Marianne had a big wish, climbing the tower of the big church in Breda. We where not alone, and with the group and the guide we climb up all the stairs ( i lost count) but there where plenty of it. First stop was the big bell and later before going outside the guide told us all about the work of the man in the tower. And then through the door .....i'm afraid of hights but with a little distance from the fence we had a good time. Marianne  showed me all the places of the center of Breda. We walked around the tower and when we saw everything we started our tour down.

We ended our tour with a nice Indian meal at the Taj mahal and later coffee and a good glass of wine at Marianne's place.  

Sunflower300 says:
The smallest comment can lead you so far. :)

What a wonderful story.
Posted on: Jul 13, 2009
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begijnenhof
begijnenhof
begijnenhof
begijnenhof
grote kerk
grote kerk
grote kerk
grote kerk
grote kerk
grote kerk
in front of the aussie pub at the …
in front of the aussie pub at the…
me and tb marianne.
me and tb marianne.
a full terrace.
a full terrace.
View of Breda from the Grote kerk .
View of Breda from the Grote kerk .
View of Breda from the Grote kerk
View of Breda from the Grote kerk
View of Breda from the Grote kerk
View of Breda from the Grote kerk
View of Breda from the Grote kerk
View of Breda from the Grote kerk
Marianne and me, 3.5 years and lot…
Marianne and me, 3.5 years and lo…
Water art of the Grote kerk
Water art of the Grote kerk
Inside the Grote kerk.
Inside the Grote kerk.
The Grote kerk by night
The Grote kerk by night
Lamb Massalum in the Taj Mahal res…
Lamb Massalum in the Taj Mahal re…
Breda
photo by: Vlindeke