Breda, the host city of the ParaGames
Historical city in the south of the Netherlands
Breda is a lively, cosy student city in North Brabant with a historical centre filled with cultural highlights and interesting architecture. A lot of medieval buildings are in their original state; therefore, you can visit stunning castles and architectural monuments in this town. It is liked by many for a long weekend relaxation because of the history, art and shopping possibilities. The city gives home to countless bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques and eleven museums. It is easy to reach from the main cities of Holland, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The city centre is fairly small, so it is easy to get around. Besides being hospitable, Breda takes accessibility very seriously. There is an ongoing project to make the city even more accessible for everyone.
What to do in Breda?
Strolling around the city
Breda has a beautiful, historical inner-city that can be enjoyed by getting around in a relaxed pace, visiting fashion stores on the shopping streets where all big brands are represented and eventually resting on the terrace of a café.
Visiting the “Grote Kerk”
This impressive church is dated from the 15th century and the trademark of the city.
Vincent van Gogh house for art-lovers
Zundert is the birthplace of the world-famous painter Vincent van Gogh. The town is only 20 km away from Breda and can be approached by bus or taxi. The Vincent van Gogh House is an interactive museum that represents the life and works of the artist.
If you are interested in a Van Gogh Holiday in the Netherlands, click here for the itinerary!
Day out in Efteling Theme Park
Efteling is a magical place full of fairy tales. In the Fairy Tale Forest, you can refresh stories from your childhood. Besides the wide range of rides and attractions, there are amazing daily shows to enjoy. This park is guaranteed fun for young and old. Find out more about the accessibility of the Efteling.
Find more information in our newest blog ‘Meet Breda: Winner Access City Award’.
ParaGames - 22-25 June, 2017
Being an attractive, accessible city, it is not surprising that Breda is the place to host ParaGames every two years. During the 4-day event, sport-lovers with a disability compete in 10 different sports: amputee football, athletics, badminton, bench press, cycling, fencing, hockey, wheelchair floorball, wheelchair table tennis, wheelchair tennis. The organization aims to involve people with a physical disability in sports; everybody can join. It also wants to be recognized as a leading international sport event such as the Paralympics. For more information, visit the official website.
You can take a direct train from Schipol Airport or Amsterdam Centraal to Breda. Plan your journey! If you’d like to organize for accessible taxi transfers before or during your stay near the Paragames, we can assist you with the reservations.
Stay in Breda during the Paragames between 22-25 June 2017
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