Hoi, Kruikenzeikers (Tilburgers)! You know how when you live somewhere you never bother to check out the local attractions?
How many of you have been to Breda for something besides visiting IKEA? A great way to get to know your way around any new city is to simply get out and walk. Breda is certainly no exception, and its picturesque Old Town center is a wonderful place to explore on foot, day or night.
Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Time: Meet at 12:30, Tour starts at 14:00
Meeting Point: Lunch @ The Botanist, Tolbrugstraat 19, 4811 WN Breda, Tour starts at the Breda Central Train Station, Stationsplein 16, 4811 BB, Breda
Register by: 19 May 2022
Member Cost: €7,00 pp (includes lunch and the tour! Normal price is €25 pp)
Guests: €12,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)
Breda is an active town with a beautiful old city center crowned by the Grote Kerk, A little smaller than Tilburg, Breda boasts the historical seat of the House of Oranje-Nassau (ancestors of the present royal family). The Netherlands’ military academy is located in their old palace, and their old palace gardens have been converted into a huge park, Park Valkenberg. The city is surrounded by a river/canal “moat” that makes for a pleasant boat trip.
12:30 We’ll kick-off our afternoon lunch at “The Botanist,” which has a lovely terrace on the harbor if the weather is fine (and a refuge if it isn’t!). We will have a fixed menu with a vegetarian/vegan option.
Asparagus-spinach soup OR
Asparagus-spinach soup with boiled egg and edamame
(Muhammara is with walnuts, grilled vegetables, pomegranate and fig-balsamic dressing)
Holtkamp Kroketten (2 beef krokets on bread with mustard)
Tuna Salad on bread
Koffie of thee.
14:00 A 75-minute tour of old city Breda starting at the Breda central station, led by a history and military enthusiast, Henny van der Falk, who will be our guide and storyteller of the often unknown details of this historical city.
After our tour you will have plenty of time to stroll the shopping streets and Barones mall, have a pilsje at the Grote Markt, go to the south end of town and stroll through the Mastbos, take a boat around the city, or…visit IKEA! Join us!