This fifteenth-century building has a regal air about it. It was built on the initiative of the ancestors of the present Dutch royal house. Although the church now looks austere, white and airy, most of it was originally painted quite colourfully. Some of those paintings are still visible today. With its impressive statues, tomb slabs, painted vaults and murals, the church is not just a religious building but also an important artistic, historical and political monument.
Monday to Saturday
The church will be closed on 18 May until 11.30. On Whit Monday the church will be open from 12.00 to 17.00.
We have selected the church’s highlights for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the audiotour when you visit, and listen to the stories as you wander through the church. Or take the guided tour, which will lead you to all the highlights.
There are several parking garages within walking distance, such as Parkeergarage Centrum Breda.
The Grote Kerk is a 10-minute walk from Breda railway station. Plan your trip at 9292.nl.
4811 XT Breda
+31 (0)76 521 82 67