Breda day trip
Breda is a lovely city in the southern province of North Brabant. I went to Breda on a typical Dutch weather day: showers, sun, wind and then showers again. I had to hide from the rain from time to time, but that’s not difficult since the city centre is packed with bars and restaurants. All very gezellig, serving good coffee and tasty food.
It’s not a big city, thus being perfect for a relaxed day trip. Shopping included, because there are a few interesting shops. It the past, the city used to be a fortress and you’ll find some signs of that past here and there, in buildings like the Castle of Breda or The Spanjaardsgat. The rest of the architecture is mostly southern Dutch style, with pretty façades in pastel colours, cosy streets and impressive churches.
I liked Breda and I hope to visit again in September for the Redhead Days festival. I love the colour red and red hair (I colour mine, so I’ll be a fake redhead, but let’s hope no one will notice :P) so this is a festival I would like to see at least once.
But for now, let me take you for a virtual walk through this beautiful city.