BredaPosted: September 22, 2013
It was already last weekend (14th September) that we visited Breda. Hester’s dad showed us around, so we were treated to a very nice personalised guided tour. For our foreign readers: Breda is a city in the south of The Netherlands. The name Breda derived from brede Aa (‘wide Aa’) and refers to the confluence of the rivers Mark and Aa. As a fortified city, the city was of strategic military and political significance. We could try to describe it and its history in much more detail, but there’s so much to tell it’s hardly possible without making this post a history class. We’ll just give you an impression of the places we’ve seen and if you have any questions, feel free to ask away!
Because we took many pictures, we’ll make this kind of a photo blogpost. Some additional information about the subjects in the pictures is available if you click a picture and take a look at it inside a gallery. Sources of the general info is mostly from wikipedia. No copyright infringements intended 😉 .
And another church, much smaller, but is this appropriate for our tourist or what?
Breda is an old city and has a rich history. Obviously there are centuries old buildings, but if you know where to look, you’ll find some last century treats also, for the nostalgic among us 😉 .
A selection of other sites we’ve seen:
And after a nice long afternoon of a very interesting guided tour, we had to take Zoé to one of the best Greek restaurants in The Netherlands.