This is a picture of the Polish Chapel at the Lovendijkstraat; dedicated to the patron saint of Poland for the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Breda liberation by the First Polish Armoured Division in 1944. It takes a prominent place in this small park, and is flanked by two rows of trees.


The Museum De Beyerd in the centre is closed for renovation for some time to come (2003). It has opened again, but I have not yet visited.


Near the entrance of the beautifully renovated Church Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, which you can visit, you find a flock of small bars.


In the southern part of the city is the District ’t Ginneken; one of the most beautiful old village centres which were annexed by Breda during the past centuries. Across from the church Sint Laurentius Kerk,  Ginnekenstraat 333,  is the Restaurant “Oncle Jean” with a cosy terrace. Inside are changing art exhibitions.


The NCH-Breda Museum, or rather the Needlework Museum: Handwerkmuseum , is easily accessible, and located on the ground floor of the structure. It has a very large collection of needlework and changing exhibitions. The museum is to be found in the industrial area and not easily  recognizable. When you turn into the Industrieterrein coming from the Ring, go left  and the museum is at the left-hand side of the road.



Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Kerkplein 2, open Monday to Sunday from 10.00 –17.00 hrs and on Sunday from 13.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Nederlands Centrum voor Handwerken-Breda, Spinveld 13a, open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 – 16.00 hrs.