Where to stay in Breda in The Netherlands? The charming city in the south of the country has amazing hotels, stunning luxury stays and historic boutique hotels. There are actually so many great options it can be overwhelming to choose the right place to stay in Breda. The historic city center of Breda is packed with beautiful places to stay. This blog will help you find the perfect hotel for your visit to Breda. What are the best places to stay in Breda? And which hotels are recommended there?
- Best luxury hotel in Breda: Bliss Boutique Hotel
- Best family accommodation in Breda: Parkhotel Mastbosch
- Most romantic hotel in Breda: Hotel Nassau Breda
- Budgetproof place to stay in Breda: Hotel Sutor
Where to stay in Breda
Although Breda is quite large, the best places in Breda are all concentrated in the historic city center. The old center is bordered by the water of the Oude Mark river, the streets Oude Vest and Vlaszak and on the north side the Castle of Breda and city park Valkenberg. Within that circle, the famous sights of Breda are concentrated with the market square as the central point.
When looking for a place to stay in Breda, the historic city center is the best choice. All sights, restaurants and shops are within walking distance of the hotels in the old town. But the district south of the center called Ginneken is also one of our favorite places to visit in Breda. The area starts at the Van Coothplein on the south side of the old town, where the Nieuwe Ginnekenstraat and Wilhelminastraat run towards the Ginneken district. Along those streets and in Ginneken, many of the best Breda hotspots, coffee bars and concept stores are located. It is one of the hidden gems of Breda. Unfortunately, there are no hotels in the Ginneken we can recommend. But we do have a great hotel option at the Van Coothplein and a charming forest hotel within walking distance of the Ginneken.
The 8 best places to stay in Breda
Where to stay in the old town of Breda
#1 Hotel Nassau Breda
The Hotel Nassau Breda – Autograph Collection by Marriott is located in the heart of Breda, so within walking distance of the city’s tourist attractions. The hotel is located in a complex of national monuments in one of the oldest streets of the city. There used to be three mansions at this location that were later used as a Catholic orphanage and a monastery, supplemented by a neo-Gothic chapel. All internal walls were removed during this time, creating a maze of corridors and rooms inside. From the outside, it still looks like three different monuments. Hotel Nassau Breda was opened here in 2016 after three years of restoration.
The new hotel still has many references to its ancient history. The vaulted ceiling of the old church has been preserved and the breakfast room is now located there. So guests can have their breakfast while enjoying the view of the chapel and the stained glass windows. The hotel offers beautiful luxury rooms and suites with soft box-spring beds and a modern interior. Restaurant Liefdesgesticht is one of the most popular restaurants in Breda and is part of the hotel. It is open for non-hotel guests as well.
#2 Bliss Boutique Hotel
Bliss Boutique Hotel is perfectly located in the historic center of Breda, 500 meters from the Beguinage and a 15-minute walk from the train station. Guests can rent bicycles at the hotel, but all places of interest in Breda are actually within walking distance.
Bliss Boutique Hotel is also the perfect place for a more unique place to stay in Breda. The design hotel has 7 luxurious suites, each with a unique theme. The Dickens & Jones Suite has subtle British references, the Lodge Suite feels like a forest cabin and the snow-white Wedding Suite is a romantic option for couples. All rooms have a fireplace, luxury bath, air conditioning and TV with free Netflix.
#3 Boutique Nouveau Van Ham
Nouveau Van Ham is a small-scale family hotel with a perfect location on the cozy Van Coothplein. The square is located on the southern edge of the old town and connects the main shopping streets of Breda with the charming Ginneken district. The perfect location to visit both!
The hotel has only eight rooms, all of which are modernly furnished with many shades of grey. The lunch cafe of Nouveau Van Ham serves homemade dishes like American pancakes, yoghurt bowls, avocado toast and great burgers until 6 p.m. The restaurant has a beautiful interior with trendy colors and furniture, but also a great terrace for sunny days.
#4 Golden Tulip Keyser
Golden Tulip Keyser created another lovely hotel in Breda. The hotel is centrally located in Keizerstraat, so just a 5-minute walk from the Grote Markt and around the corner from the main shopping streets and the theatre.
The hotel has its own restaurant and bar. There is also a gym and the hotel offers its guests private parking. The rooms and suites are modernly furnished. Some rooms have a fresh, bright design, while other suites have a dark, cozy decor. Golden Tulip Keyser gets high ratings and very positive reviews from its hotel guests.
#5 Leonardo Hotel (formerly Apollo Hotel)
When visiting Breda by train, Leonardo Hotel is the perfect choice with its location right next to the central station. From the station you easily walk via the green oasis of city park Valkenberg to the Central Market square in 10 minutes. You may also know Leonardo Hotel as the Apollo Hotel. In 2022, the hotel was given its new name.
Leonardo Hotel has modern, stylish rooms with a large box-spring bed, bright colors and a private bathroom, some of them with a bath.
#6 Hotel Sutor
Hotel Sutor is located in the heart of the historic old town of Breda, around the corner from the Grote Kerk and the Grote Mark, but also near the lush Valkenberg Park and the central station. The sights, shopping streets and restaurants are within walking distance. Many restaurants and bars can be found in the lively area around the hotel. Including O’Meares across the road from the hotel. This Irish pub is part of the hotel and serves Irish beers and whiskey.
All rooms at Hotel Sutor have a box-spring bed and a private bathroom. They are decorated in a modern style with colored wallpaper and many bright and grey tones. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Where to stay outside the old town of Breda
#7 Boutique Hotel Het Scheepshuys
Het Scheepshuys is located outside the old center of Breda in the residential area Brabantpark, where it is housed in a characteristic villa. The building dates from 1927. The interior is a lovely mix of modern elements and the historic appearance of the villa. The small-scale boutique hotel has twelve charming rooms and suites.
The Scheepshuys has a lovely garden with a terrace for its guests. There is also a bicycle rental service, which allows guests to reach the old town of Breda within 10 minutes. The boutique hotel has its own coffee bar, also for non-hotel guests.
#8 Parkhotel Mastbosch
Parkhotel Mastbosch is beautifully situated on the edge of the Mastbosch, one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands. The stylish design and romantic atmosphere make this a great place to stay in Breda. You can easily reach the Grote Markt in Breda in just over 10 minutes by bike and the charming Ginneken neighbourhood is within walking distance.
This unique forest location is perfect for outdoor activities. In the forest and the surrounding area, guests can enjoy walking and cycling. The hotel dates from 1897 and offers 47 fine, but somewhat old-fashioned furnished rooms and suites, all with a view of the woods. In addition to double rooms, Parkhotel Mastbosch offers family rooms. The hotel is also home to the restaurant Heeren van Oranje, where guests and non-guests can have a bite to eat. The large weather is a great place to relax on sunny days.